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Volvo's Concept Car for Women

The YCC from Volvo.
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The YCC from Volvo.

Designers at Volvo have built a concept car designed by women to appeal especially to female drivers. Currently called simply YCC (for "Your Concept Car"), the car features low-to-no maintenance, dirt resistant paint jobs, no fuel caps and added storage. Also included are vertical passenger doors and headrests with an indendation to accommodate pony tails.

The YCC prototype made its debut this week at the Geneva Auto Show. Lena Ekelund, the technical manager for the car at Volvo, speaks to NPR's Scott Simon from Switzerland.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.