2004 Volvo YCC
(from Volvo Press Release) The YCC is a car of many contrasts. It is functional and user friendly, yet sporty and emotional. Its exterior styling strikes a balance between all these qualities. That is why the YCC has:
An excellent view from the driver's seat
was high on YCC wish-lists. In many cars, it can be difficult to see to
all four corners. This can make a car hard to park or to pilot through
tight spots. But in the YCC it is easy to see where the car starts and
where it ends, because the front end is low, the fenders have been
brought into sight and the traditional Volvo V on the bonnet section has
been inverted. The effect is reminiscent of the Volvo P1800, giving the
car a sporty look and the driver full command of the situation ahead.
The equivalent has been achieved at the rear end, where the rear window
extends almost all the way to where the car ends.
Chameleon with variable ride height
The YCC is as big as the Volvo S60. Its
variable ride height function enables it to be raised or lowered either
when driving or when parked. It is a car which combines sportiness and
robustness and the exterior design strives for a balance between these
characteristics. Its skidplates emphasize the functionality.
The head- and tail-lights are important
elements of the YCC's styling. The headlights are lenses of transparent
thermoplastic which project the light from banks of LEDs. The effect is
that of light emanating from a block of ice. No bulbs or LEDs visible,
Gull-wing doors of short wing span
The YCC was designed with wide side door openings.
Eye-catching gull-wing doors of short
wing span were the perfect answer for the YCC.