If there's one thing that Volvo isn't known for, it's interesting and exciting design.

For example, the "naughty" Volvo -- the new S60 -- doesn't feature the most cutting edge look when it comes to four-door sedans.

That all may change very soon though. Volvo has released sketches of what it says is the upcoming XC90 that's set to go on sale in 2014, and it seems to have a MUCH more differentiated design from Volvo's current products.

Notice anything?

When you compare the sketch to recent concepts that Volvo's been touting around, it's pretty clear there is a connection between the sketch and the Concept You, which appeared at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Considering that, I wonder what else will be inherited from the concept...

So, do you think this is a good direction for the rather sterile Volvo nameplate to be heading?

What say you, Spies?

This is how the new Volvo XC90 is shaping up. The Swedish company has released these sketches of how the new seven-seater might look when it goes on sale in 2014. 

Rivalling the Land Rover Discovery, the XC90 has been a huge success for Volvo; its relaxing and luxurious driving experience combined with a practical seven-seater layout has proved a hit with buyers. However, launched way back in 2003, it's getting on a bit now and is overdue a replacement...

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Photo Gallery

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Photo Gallery

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SKETCHED Out: Volvo Shootin' For A New Look With It's Upcoming XC90

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