Auto Shows Here's Geely's take on the Volvo XC40 platform

21:10  26 april  2018
21:10  26 april  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

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Here ' s Geely ' s take on the Volvo XC 40 platform . Geely Concept Icon is meant to look like an app icon. Perhaps it is a bit like a Volvo XC 40 seen through a low-res application. A hourglass shape, features everywhere, standing for "infinity."

Here ' s Geely ' s take on the Volvo XC 40 platform .

Here's Geely's spin on the Volvo XC40: the concept car the Chinese carmaker calls the Concept Icon. The Concept Icon was unveiled today at the Beijing Auto Show, and it's been designed at Geely's Shanghai studio.

The project leader, Geely Design's Vice President Guy Burgoyne, says the shape has been inspired by retro 8-bit design — it is literally meant to look like an icon, as in an icon for an application. Most of the car's detailing has been simplified into blocky shapes, from the front end to the interior, to the screens and the full-length glass roof. Perhaps it is a bit like a Volvo XC40 seen through a low-res application. A hourglass shape, features everywhere, standing for "infinity."

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This is a smaller but equally scalable platform developed in Sweden to be used both by Volvo and parent company Geely . 2018 Volvo XC 40 : Here It Is. Today, its safe to say that Ian Kettle, the British designer responsible for the XC 40 ' s exterior, understood the task.

The Concept Icon shows Geely ' s global confidence in setting its own new trends - it' s a blocky crossover (no wild curves here ) riding on the Volvo XC 40 base.

The vehicle isn't yet confirmed for production, but the platform sharing could see it sold outside of China. Autocar says the Concept Icon is based on the same CMA modular architecture as the XC40, as are Lynk & Co's 01 and 02 crossovers. Those will be built at Volvo's facility in Ghent, Belgium, and if the Concept Icon spawns a production version, that too could be manufactured there alongside the XC40.

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