Monday, February 25, 2013

From Concept to...Concept

When a new Volvo is unveiled to the public, it represents a lot of effort from the conceptual, planing and research stage. Some concepts are better than others, and some never see the light of day. What starts as a sketch, or  a computer drawing sometimes never makes it past a full-scale model. These cars are not a total waste however, as a lot of the technology in your car comes from some of these vehicles.

Volvo celebrates some of their concepts in their museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. From the 1950s Philip concept, to the Volvo 263 (a hatchback 200 series), to the Volvo 480 Cabriolet, to the Volvo YCC (Your Concept Car) that was designed by an all-women team.

There have been a wide variety of Volvo concepts over the years that were not ready for prime time, but have introduced important safety features to the Volvo you are driving today. So although there are some Volvo concepts that never make it to production stage, they still provide value to those who purchase a production Volvo.

Find your final production Volvo at Lehman Volvo in York or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg

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