Volvo has come to the Shanghai Auto Show with an elegantly wacky concept sedan that makes us cock our head to one side and say, "Hmmm." At first glance, their new concept looks to be sleek, elegant, and modern, all of the ingredients for a phenomenal new sedan. Once you take closer look, one element of the new design stands out like a sore thumb: that crazy front grill.

The Volvo Universe Concept previews a large, luxurious sedan with "a new human-centric design language that honors the beautiful lines of classic Volvo models." We don’t know exactly where this hypnotic type grill fits in, but the idea behind the design of the Universe is to combine contemporary design elements like the coupe-like roofline and the solid rear with design cues from classic models of the past. Again, where that insane grill comes in is simply beyond our imagination.

On the interior, the new Universe concept was designed to combine a driver-oriented dashboard with comfort and luxury for the rear passengers. This was accomplished by intuitive controls and a touch-screen that actually comes forward to greet the hand of the driver as he approaches it. The rear of the Universe Concept gets ultra-comfortable seats, classic forms, materials, and textures.

"Just like fine luxury goods, this design feels handcrafted and durable enough to stand the test of time," says Peter Horbury, Vice President Design at Volvo Car Corporation. "We will compete with the best with our special kind of Scandinavian Design. It is unmatched in performance and technology, but without superficiality or complication."


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  (453) posted on 02.17.2012

Great concept but it lacks of style. The interior, I think is the highlight of this car, so futuristic and cool.

  (553) posted on 02.9.2012

It was a total futuristic offer to the market. The concept was very modern. It was elegantly proposed to meet the highest expectation of the buyers. I want to see this on production.

  (488) posted on 02.6.2012

Very stunning platform. The interior touches are really impressive! I love its
intuitive controls and touch-screen features. It’s awesome!

  (599) posted on 12.28.2011

One of the best concepts ideal car to have. Very elegant and modern look. And the way its exterior and interior made up that totally stunning.

  (382) posted on 11.24.2011

I just only love the technology on its interior, which is really interesting with it. Well, I must say that I’m not so impressed with its exterior appearance, but I admired it for having a classy look.

  (474) posted on 11.14.2011

I love the interior technology of this concept, so awesome and striking! Anyway, its exterior detailing is also looking great on it. I just only hope that are not planning it to be a hybrid car.

  (336) posted on 10.19.2011

Hmmm, I really don’t know what to say in this concept well, I think it is already looking great on its body paint, but sorry unlike them, I’m not so impressed with this Universe concept.

  (776) posted on 09.26.2011

Amazing interior and exterior design, One of the best concept ideal car to have. Very elegant and modern look. And the way its exterior and interior made up that totally stunning.

  (306) posted on 09.6.2011

I actually say "hmmm" either, haha. I’m impressed with the car lines of this Universe concept and I think I need to see this one first before I could give some further comment about it.

  (328) posted on 08.22.2011

By simply looking at this concept, you will easily knew that this one is a luxurious and a first class car but I have to say this, the looks of this car is not really impressive.

  (477) posted on 08.12.2011

Yeah! I really did say "hmmm" on this one, I am not sure if I will be going to be impressed with this or not but the interior features seems so great!

  (559) posted on 07.20.2011

I must say that I am so impressed and in love with the interior of Universe. As for the exterior, I actually say "hmmn" to it just like the article said. haha but this one is really impressive I can’t wait to have one. When will you bring it in production?

  (314) posted on 07.19.2011

This Volvo concept looks elegant and has the appeal. We will definitely drool over this car. However, we need more specs about this car. The cars power output and performance.

  (530) posted on 05.17.2011

Yeah, I do agree that this car has an luxurious feel and awesome detailing though they haven’t mentioned the speed performance of this car. This concept car would be a instant hit once released!

  (474) posted on 05.17.2011

Its good thing that the Volvo brand comes up with a more released cars unlike last year. Well, I’m not really disappointed with their cars at all! Honesty, I like the luxurious and elegant styling of Volvo cars that makes me want to drive one.

  (383) posted on 04.26.2011

Yeah, the grille is kind of hypnotic and I don’t know if this car would a better option since there’s a lot performs than this,

  (134) posted on 04.25.2011

Well, i find the grille kind of hypnotic though lets just credit that as the positive comment! And I think my jaw dropped when I looked at the interior!

  (539) posted on 04.25.2011

As expected from Volvo they have the glamorous styling. I like the sporty grille of this car and the whole detailing of the exterior.

  (579) posted on 04.20.2011

The grille is extremely awesome! I really like the styling of this car its incredible. However, I want to know how the car will perform.

  (692) posted on 04.20.2011

hmm. It seems that Volvo is releasing cars now and then. Well, I have to agree that this car looks so unique. BTW, does Volvo will be attending the new york auto show? 

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