2011 Volvo Concept You review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 15 September 2011 , 15:09:32 byEmil

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Volvo Concept You

The 2011 Volvo Concept You features a luxurious Scandinavian design with intuitive smart pad technology, taking the next step in the evolution of the company's upcoming large luxury sedan. The concept had its world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, in Germany and keeps the driver in command via intuitive smart pad technology with the combination of sleek coupe-like exterior and a luxurious high-quality interior. Peter Horbury, Vice President Design at the Volvo Car Corporation, stated that the new Concept You roofline stretched all the way back to the tail lamps, managing to create a dynamic fastback that was very much in vogue for European car buyers at that moment. He added that the eye-catching concept explored new territories in their search for the ultimate intuitive car that made the owners manual a thing of the past. The technology also helped them create a refreshingly uncluttered interior with a number of touch-screens that replaced buttons and controls, allowing the driver to be totally connected and in control. A digital Driver Information Monitor, a touch-screen in the upper part of the centre console, a head-up display on the windscreen and a touch-screen between the two individual rear seats, make up the Concept You control centre, while the wood or leather steering wheel incorporates aluminum and glass paddles with integrated touch-screens. Every detail has been chosen with the customer experience in focus. The sound system consists of small, optimised units that considerably cut weight - while still producing a better sound than today's systems. Aiming to offer the enthusiasts a right Scandinavian touch, the Volvo Company has collaborated with several other famous brands. A specially designed hand-tufted carpet from world-famous Swedish brand Kasthall cover the wooden floor, echoing Scandinavian homes. Peter Horbury explained that the interior was enhanced by classic forms, materials and textures, used with a twist to create a special contemporary luxury experience.