By on November 19, 2015


Volvo’s newest concept car is so advanced it doesn’t need sheet metal, wheels, doors, headlights or even an engine, man.

The Volvo Concept 26, unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the company’s vision for autonomous driving — which, at least publicly, it’s beating many of the big boys to the punch. The vision apparently includes a center-mounted tablet and an automatic 26-inch screen that emerges from the friggin’ dash.

Volvo didn’t announce why or even when the concept would appear in any of its cars, other than they thought that drivers a might be able to enjoy “The Avengers” in it’s full-screen glory instead of plotting to kill each other in traffic.

I tend to agree, but releasing the chair without much context seemed a little odd. Especially considering the company has eyes on getting into the compact crossover game and no convertible for the moment.

Back to Concept 26, Volvo announced it would sell 70,000 cars in the U.S. this year, and the automaker is itching to race up to 100,000 as fast as it can. So far, 17,000 XC90s have been sold in the U.S. and 80,000 have been sold worldwide, which isn’t bad for the car that Volvo projected would sell about 50,000 this year.

To accomplish that feat, they rolled out a luxury baby seat because you need to get them hooked early, I guess.


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