Whilst I agree with your thinking I have to disagree with some of your examples.Love the coupe, it looks great. I was however offended by Mr Ingenlath's comment about previous Volvos being "vanilla".
There's nothing vanillic about my V40 (and other Volvos either)! It's stunning, one of the best looking hatchbacks around! And what's wrong with vanilla, anyway? Personally, one of my favourite flavours .
Anyhow, I feared Volvo was going the road many other European marques have taken - adapting to the Chinese market, which seems to prefer bland, ordinary, straight and conventional. The new Peugeots are ghastly (IMHO), and only a couple of years ago they had some of the nicest gamut of cars, all speaking the same designer language. Citroens seem to have lost the traditional quirkiness and innovation, etc etc... I thought MY14 S80, XC90 and S60 redesigns were headed the same way.... Good to see the new concept coupe is bold and fresh.
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