Earlier this year Volvo unveiled the Concept Universe that gave customers an inside look at what we can expect from Volvo’s next large sedan. Now, Volvo has brought the new Concept You to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show that refines the future of Volvo’s future model.

The new Concept You is powered by a four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels and is combined with the Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) fitted to the car’s rear axle. This system offers an additional 80 HP and also helps to improve fuel economy.

"Concept You gives a good indication of what you can expect from our next large sedan. The blend of contemporary Scandinavian design, exquisite craftsmanship and intuitive technology will appeal to luxury car buyers all over the world," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.

Hit the jump to read more about the Volvo Concept You.

Exterior and Interior

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The new Volvo Concept You is a large, luxurious sedan that combines a new, sculpted Scandinavian form language with the elegant lines of classic Volvo models. Designed in cooperation with a number of world famous brands, the new Concept You reveals how the new Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) opens up dynamic design possibilities.

The Concept You is finished in a light blue, liquid metal paint from DuPont, while the ventilated disc brakes are developed by Volvo’s racing specialists, Polestar. The final touch has been given by a new set of 21" polished aluminum wheels with a twisted twin-spoke design and tires from Pirelli (275/30/21).

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The interior is all about luxury and the latest technologies. It has been designed around Volvo’s new "Designed Around You" strategy. As a result, the center console consists of four main areas: a digital Driver Information Monitor (DIM), a head-up display on the windscreen, a touch-screen in the upper part of the center console, and a touch-screen between the two individual rear seats.

The steering wheel is made from a combination of wood and leather and comes with glass paddles with integrated touch-screens, while the four individual seats are inspired by ultra-comfortable chairs and blend chrome-free leather from Bridge of Wear with Dinamica ecological suede.


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As most of you might have expected, the new Concept You is a hybrid vehicle. It combines a four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels combined with the Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) fitted to the car’s rear axle. This system offers an additional 80 HP while also improving fuel economy. The engine is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Volvo has announced that starting later in 2011, they will being testing the new Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) on public roads.


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The Volvo Concept You is strictly a concept with no hope of ever seeing the production line. The only time you will see the Concept You is in bits of pieces of the company’s future line, starting with the S80.


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The new Volvo Concept You previews the next generation S80, so we’ll base its competition on that of the luxury sedan. The Volvo S80’s competition consists of the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A6, among others.

The Audi A6 has just been revised for the 2012 model year and looks better than ever. It comes with two gasoline engines and three TDI units with power going up to 300 HP. It’s also getting packaged in a hybrid version for the first time.

The BMW 5-Series line-up, also revised recently, will range from the fuel efficient BMW 520d producing 184 HP up to the impressive 550i powered by a 407 HP eight cylinder engine.

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  (553) posted on 02.9.2012

With this car, the future of Volvo was as clear as the headlamps. It’s sad to know that this was only a concept. How about making it on the future?

  (595) posted on 01.24.2012

Wow! This concept is awesome! I so love its sexy platform, and its refreshing body paint color. The interior touches is great! Its very luxurious and comfortable. I would agree with you AudiRS6, its interesting technology features will surely drag its price really high.

  (600) posted on 12.28.2011

Concept You from Volvo are one of their best vehicles! That’s why I will surely be looking forward to seeing this one soon. Moreover, it is really great that it has an impressive interior.

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

This concept is really perfect if it is not a hybrid vehicle. Anyway, I must say that I would still wait for the figure performance of it, and I hope that they truly have the plan to put it on the market.

  (197) posted on 12.13.2011

It looks too futuristic on its platform, but I would admit that it really caught my attention! Well, I think the most interesting feature of this vehicle is its latest technology, which could bring an undoubtedly too expensive market price on it.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

I love the looks of this concept, though I think that it had a poor engine. The car lines seem so elegant and even on its interior features looks very cozy and relaxing, and I noticed that this car seems so entertaining.

  (488) posted on 11.24.2011

It really looks so sexy with its side rims, and I love the classy and sophisticated appearance of it, and its luxurious interior is one of its noticeable features! smiley I just wonder if they truly had a plan to put it on the market?

  (474) posted on 11.14.2011

It looks so classy and luxurious on its exterior and interior features, which is so impressive on this vehicle. smiley I just only hope that they won’t stay it, as a concept only. Well, I am really hoping to see this one soon on the market.

  (248) posted on 10.24.2011

This one is maybe looks so simple but seeing its interior, I can say that it is one of the most luxurious cars that I saw today, and I must also say that it is already looking so striking on its light body paint.

  (831) posted on 10.19.2011

The appearance of this concept you are really a heart-swelling but sad to say that it is a hybrid car. One of the most good-looking unreliable cars but I’m still impressed with the classy looks and luxurious interior of it.

  (434) posted on 10.10.2011

It looks so luxurious in its sleek body paint even on its interior features and amenities. This concept will surely be too pricey on its market production, but I would love to have this car for it is a very satisfying one.

  (484) posted on 09.28.2011

I love the looks of this concept, though I think that it had a poor engine. The car lines seem so elegant and even on its interior features looks so cozy and relaxing, and I noticed that this car seems so entertaining.

  (777) posted on 09.26.2011

This car does have an attractive concept of future line that makes it simply elegant. But makes it more valuable is their interior and exterior part of the car.

  (384) posted on 09.26.2011

I wonder if Volvo had any plan to put this on market production, but I hope they really had. I’m impressed with the simplicity of the platform but the interior offers luxury and relaxation.

  (728) posted on 09.22.2011

I’m impressed with the liquid metal paint of this concept even with its elegant car lines, so perfect! smiley And I noticed that the interior of it is all about luxury and latest technologies. I wonder if what will be the price of this, I hope that it will not too pricey! smiley

  (459) posted on 09.21.2011

Impressive styling and design even its front headlights and the car lines, it almost perfect when it comes to its outside image, I’m still looking forward for another article of this car.

  (427) posted on 09.19.2011

The dashboard of this Concept seems so awesome even the handling of it looks so nice. The interior didn’t disappoint me for it had cozy and relaxing features.

  (333) posted on 09.16.2011

The interior seems so cozy and relaxing and that’s what I love in this concept, and I must say that this car really didn’t have an impressive look unlike the other concept.

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