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1979 Volvo Tundra by Bertone

Volvo rejected it, and a very similar design was instead sold to Citroen, where it was produced as Citroen BX.


One of the prototypes commissioned by a carmaker at the beginning of the 1980s was the Tundra coupé, built on the mechanics of the Volvo 343. This propensity to form partnerships with foreign manufacturers represented a natural expansion of market frontiers and Bertone’s success with overseas companies.


In his design work for the Swedish manufacturer, Bertone created a compact car, which would respond to the design criteria for a medium-sized saloon. The Tundra shows certain elements of Bertone style: light greenhouse supported by slender pillars, a short, smooth bonnet, and wide doors. The wings feature long swage lines, and the generous windows reiterate Bertone’s passion for light.


Images: Bertone; Concept Car Central