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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.

11.00-11.20

 

Peter Mertens

11.30-11.50

 

Lex Kerssemakers

13.00-13.20

 

Alain Visser

13.30-13.50

 

Derek Crabb

14.00-14.20

 

Robin Page

14.30-14.50

 

Peter Mertens

15.00-15.20

 

Lex Kerssemakers

15.30-15.50

 

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

 

SVP, HR

Spokespersons

   

Stefan Sällqvist

 

MY14 Project

Stefan Ryrberg

 

Safety

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

 

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Publication

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Subject

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Keywords:
Volvo People, Motor Shows, Events/Activities, Concepts, Overview, Design
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