Three years ago, Volvo began building a second, much larger cabin, but the exterior of the car was never designed to take advantage of the space.
But now, as the automaker gears up to unveil its all-new interior, its first-ever interior has finally taken shape.
While the new cabin is still a work in progress, interior design firm Teasdrup has taken a few steps in the right direction.
The first of which is the addition of the new flooring, which teases an even more spacious interior.
It also includes a fully-stocked kitchen, which will likely be a first for the Volvo brand, and a full-length living room with its own chair.
While that might seem like a bit of a stretch, Volvo already has an impressive collection of flooring options for the interior of the Volvo XC90 sedan.
Teasdrump’s design team, which is also responsible for the new XC60 sedan, also designed the interior for the XC70, a sedan that is currently in production.
With this cabin, Teasdsrup has managed to expand Volvo’s flooring offerings by adding more material and color.
As you might expect, this new cabin has a lot more room to play with, with plenty of room for passengers to sit and lounge in the center console.
But what really stands out is the flooring.
While the new Volvo interior is all-semester, this interior is set in a separate, more intimate area.
Teesdrump designed this interior to be a bit more spacious than the rest of the cabin, which means there is room to let the passenger sit on a couch, for example.
There are also plenty of additional materials available in this cabin that were unavailable previously.
Telesdrup’s floor-leveling system can be seen in the picture below.
The car features a custom aluminum wheel base, which also doubles as a storage area.
The rear seat backs up to the driver’s seat, which Teesdrup calls “a more premium position.”
The front seat backs are a more traditional design with the backrests extending to the dashboard.
The interior is also made from a new material, which can be found on other Volvo models like the XE.
Telexdrup says that the material is specifically designed to reduce vibration, making it feel more comfortable to the touch.
It can also help absorb vibrations and keep the cabin in a good condition, which could be a boon for those who are prone to back injuries.
The most interesting thing about the interior is how the Volvo engineers have managed to design a cabin that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Teresdrup also points out that this interior design is not just a new look for the brand, but also a way to get Volvo’s brand more attention.
“There is also a sense of urgency to Volvo’s interior,” Teasdtrup told The Verge.
“It is designed to bring Volvo’s name into the forefront of the consumer landscape.
To me, that is very important.”
For now, Volvo is focusing on delivering a better interior for its current generation of cars.
The new cabin will go on sale in late 2019, and the automobahn carmaker will be unveiling the interior next week.