Volvo presented the rather stunning Concept Coupe back in September 2013 to signal a new design language which premiered on a production car about a year later with the second-gen XC90. The 2016 S90 and V90 are putting Volvo’s new design approach to good use and now OmniAuto has digitally envisaged a possible C90 coupe.
Although it’s only a design exercise, there are some chances of actually seeing a midsize coupe from Volvo in the distant future. Towards the end of last year we heard senior vice president of design, Thomas Ingenlath, saying a coupe to join the S90 sedan and V90 wagon was being considered by the Geely-owned marque. However, it does not represent a top priority right now, so even if it will get the stamp of approval, it’s unlikely to come out before the end of the decade.
Strictly from a business point of view, Volvo has much more important cars to launch first. Replacements for the “40” series models have substantially more potential as far as bringing home the bacon. That is why the Swedes are channeling their efforts on rolling out the CMA-based S40, V40, and first-ever XC40. These three have already been confirmed for United States and Volvo is also considering a long-wheelbase V40 for select markets.
Seeing how the new S90 and V90 have turned out, a coupe to complement the duo would probably be drop-dead gorgeous as speculated in this render. But with more important models in the pipeline, we have to patiently wait to see whether the “C90” will be green-lighted for production several years from now.