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I know on this side of the lake there's no news about a possible Volvo hybrid, but do ahy of you have any real news about the possibility of a Volvo hybrid coming over here? I've read nothing in any magazine about a possiblity. Your thoughts and views are always appreciated!<p>Newie from K.C.
 

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Mike;<p>If you make the Big KC Midsommer Volvo Bash on 24-25 June, 2006, might be you could find an informed Volvo rep for an update on future product.<p>Ford has the hybrid scene well covered with current and future product.<p>Volvo may show with a better-than-hybrid MPG in a diesel package.<p>George Dill
 

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Newie.....<p>No real news from Volvo.....although we are all hoping that Volvo will offer some sort of engine alternatives for the US market. As George said....Ford has a hybrid that "may" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> see some Volvo motor mounts...but I would rather see Volvo put their own power under the hood. My best guess would be something hybrid wise on the new C30...that would be cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hi Bob,<p>Your comments are always 'right on'! A hybrid C30 would be pretty awesome. Have you seen the articles on Automobile's May and June issues? The may isue did a very nice review of the new C70 and June had a long term test of a S 40. Both articles were very positive for Volvo.<p>Thanks for your comments as always!<p>Mike <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hi George,<p>Always enjoy your comments as well. Yes, I'm very aware of our meet this summer. I regret that I'll be out of town that week, but I'm working with our club to promote it. I think it will be fun, I hope that Dan from Volvo will attend (like he did our national meet last summer). He's a wonderful rep for Volvo, and really knows what's going on with the company.<p>Do you think the European diesels will be available over here? I know the sulpher is different in the US and Europe fuels, which is why I'm told that we don't have more diesel engines here yet.<p>I did finally drive the new C70, which is a very tight car. The tri-fold top is amazing to see! I only wish the trunk was a wee bit <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> larger so it could hold something larger then a box of Kleenex!<p>Mike
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>newie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A hybrid C30 would be pretty awesome.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Except that it would be pointless, especially in Europe. Go to the UK web sites of VW, Toyota, and Honda. You can find small cars with diesels that get WAY better mileage than the Prius or Civic Hybrid. I saw a VW Golf (or Polo) with a diesel that was rated at about 65MPG. And diesel MPG ratings aren't overrated like they are with hybrids.
 

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Diesel may make it across the pond and it's a better way to achieve high MPG. As for a hybrid car, I doubt it. Benz, BMW and Audi don't offer hybrids, just diesel motors in some models(Benz).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r_driver04</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Diesel may make it across the pond and it's a better way to achieve high MPG.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yup...I definitely see volvo dipping more into the diesel market before they would consider a hybrid.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>newie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">....no news about a possible Volvo hybrid......</TD></TR></TABLE><p>One news at least (reported by several swedish pappers today) <A HREF="http://www.ecoprofile.se/1010_284_Volvo-hybrid.htm" TARGET="_blank"> http://www.ecoprofile.se/1010_284_V...eral volvos with hybrid in a year or two.<p>M
 
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