Hahaha....sorry.Stop reminding me that bursting blue wasn't available and I had to get grey
Sadly, the dropping of interesting colors isn't unique to Volvo. It's a marketing tactic. Usually, if a car is going to get "fun" colors, it gets them for the first one to three years, then they're dropped. It's because 1) most enthusiasts will buy those colors in those first few years, 2) it makes that new model really "pop" on the road and drives attention to the model and the brand, which leads to 3) non-enthusiasts leasing/buying and being put into "safe" colors for resale purposes. Because the later part of a model run is made up more of #3, it makes it less viable to support the exciting colors....so they get dropped.