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Volvo Cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013


At a press conference to be held at 10am on Tuesday 10th September (Hall 5, Stand B02), Volvo will reveal the first in a series of three concepts from its new Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, highlighting the future design direction for Volvo as an independent manufacturer.


The Volvo Concept Coupe has been designed on Volvo’s brand new chassis, titled Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and uses a new hybrid system, mixing electrification with a powerful version of an engine from Volvo’s new Drive-E powertrain.

Volvo Concept Coupé

The Volvo Concept Coupe will be the stand highlight, holding many styling cues for future models, including the all-new XC90 which will be released in late-2014.  Along with the centre-piece concept, Volvo will also be showcasing its most up-to-date model range ever seen, along with its new Drive-E engine family.


Hot Seat

Members of the Executive Management Team (EMT) will be available throughout the day on an ad-hoc basis, allowing journalists to approach them for an informal chat.



Peter Mertens



Lex Kerssemakers



Alain Visser



Derek Crabb



Robin Page



Peter Mertens



Lex Kerssemakers



Derek Crabb


Mingle Party

Visitors on 10th September are invited to a relaxed mingle party between 4pm and 5.30pm for chance to catch up on the days announcements with colleagues and to take a look around the latest offering from Volvo.


Formal Interviews

Requests can be submitted for formal interviews with the following EMT members:

Håkan Samuelsson


President and CEO

Hans Oscarsson


Chief Financial Officer

Alain Visser


SVP, Marketing, Sales &   Customer Service

Bodil Eriksson


SVP, Corporate Communications

Lars Wrebo


SVP, Purchasing &   Manufacturing

Paul Gustavsson


SVP, Business Office

Paul Welander


SVP, Quality & Customer   Satisfaction

Lex Kerssemakers


SVP, Product Strategy &   Vehicle Management

Peter Mertens


SVP, Research &   Development

Thomas Ingenlath


SVP, Design

Björn Sällström





Stefan Sällqvist


MY14 Project

Stefan Ryrberg



Derek Crabb


New Drive-E powertrains

Michael Fleiss


New Drive-E powertrains

Jan-Erik Larsson


New Drive-E powertrains

Robin Page


Volvo Concept Coupe

Maximilian Missoni


Volvo Concept Coupe


Please submit requests by email with the following information:



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Preferred date and time


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