2014 Detroit Motor Show LIVE: Volvo XC Concept image

Volvo has officially pulled the wraps off the XC Concept during the 2014 Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS).

Following the presentation of the Concept Coupe last year, in Frankfurt, the Swedish based automaker has unveiled the XC Concept, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. The model in question will serve as a preview for the next generation of the XC90, which is expected to make its way onto the market sometimes next year. The Volvo XC Concept has a new design on its body which was inspired from high-tech sports equipment, according to Thomas Ingenlath.

Key elements found on the SUV include the protective elements, like the rubber moldings or the side cladding, the T-shaped daytime running lights or the large 21-inch wheels. During its construction, high-strength boron steel and structures with new and ingenious decoupling have been used, allowing the carmaker to keep the vehicle compact and light, but also very safe, just like every other Volvo model out there. Some of its safety gizmos will include the autobrake function which is detecting pedestrians in the dark, or the system which steers away from barriers. More details on the Volvo XC Concept are limited for the moment but you can check it out in the gallery below.