Volvo XC90 Rendered as a Pickup; We're in Love
Last week, we were bumping elbows with the Volvo higher-ups in Stockholm, trying to get the inside scoop on all the intricacies of the new XC90 SUV. And while there were plenty of juicy details to go around, we didn’t overhear any talk of this wonderful design, sadly. Penned by X-Tomi Design, this is effectively what a pickup version of the Volvo XC90 would look like. And it’s certainly not a bad portrayal. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Volvo XC90
The rendering smushes the XC90’s rear quarter together with the front window to create a refined extended-cab look, complete with a short box in the back – perfect for hauling camping gear, a couple snowboards, or perhaps crates of Swedish Fish.
And despite the vast unlikelihood that this concept should ever come to pass, we can’t help but wonder, "Why not?" The new XC90 features Volvo’s advanced SPA vehicle platform, which allows for greater freedom in model development, and comes fitted with a bevy of potent four-cylinder powerplants – including the 400-horsepower T8 Twin Engine hybrid.
What say you pickup truck buyers of the world? Think Volvo should push this Scandinavian ute into production? Nod your heads vigorously.
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