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...its getting built. By Audi. Just hope it eventually comes to the USA...<p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/wp-content/plugins/iimage-gallery.php?idpost=2817&idg=1&idi=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/wp...idi=1</A><p>Figure Volvo will build an XC30 right after they figure out how to put satellite radio in the XC90...
 

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Re: For those that thought the XC30 idea was a bad one... (frankhoffy)

We will be getting a small SUV called the XC50 by MY 2008. It will be built supposedly on the P1 platform. This is what VCC tells us. They wont give us anymore info than that.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Dills at 12:19 PM 8-9-2006</i>
 

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If the Q7 is any indication the Q3 will come with an air suspension so it can be 800-1000 lbs too heavy and about $5k-$10k overpriced.<p>I doubt Volvo's worried in this case. The Q3 will simply establish the high water mark on price beyond where a fully loaded XC50 shouldn't go much beyond a base Q3 in price.
 

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Figure Q3 would have to come in below Q5. Maybe I would guess somewhere around a loaded V50?<p>Its years away so plenty of time to speculate.<p>Anybody know when we'll get a look at the XC50?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rfkuehn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anybody know when we'll get a look at the XC50?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think Volvo will show it as a conceptcar at Detroit after newyear.<br>Start of production exatctly two years from now, w35 2008.<p>M
 

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Re: For those that thought the XC30 idea was a bad one... (rfkuehn)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rfkuehn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...its getting built. By Audi. Just hope it eventually comes to the USA...<p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/wp-content/plugins/iimage-gallery.php?idpost=2817&idg=1&idi=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/wp...idi=1</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>OMG....what a fugly vehicle. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those that thought the XC30 idea was a bad one... (rfkuehn)

Looks the Isuzu, you know which one.
 

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Here's another so-called "photo" of the Audi Q3:<p><A HREF="http://www.autokampioen.nl/published/akm/content/afbeeldingen/2006_2/toekomst/0608audiq3-416115_enlarged.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autokampioen.nl/pub...d.jpg</A><p>So why couldn't Volvo just give the C30 the same treatment it gave V70 to get XC70? Add AWD, raised suspension & extended body kit, then you have XC30. Wouldn't cost much to develop.
 

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Thanks for that sophisticated analysis.<p>Here's yet another sketch...<p><A HREF="http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/News/0,,1369-1372_2000930,00.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wheels24.co.za/Whee....html</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rfkuehn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for that sophisticated analysis.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess that was a bit glib, eh? Let me try that again...<p>People buy SUVs for a bunch of different reasons. They carry more people than cars, and carry more stuff too. Some people think they're safer than cars. They can go over rocks and through rivers. They can tow heavy loads.<p>This Audi has none of those things. <p>The only SUV qualities are a little extra ride height for visibility, and a little extra ground clearance. The whole reason Audi never did an SUV until recently, was because the Allroad already excelled at the people, the stuff, the rocks and streams, the safety... and this thing doesn't. That means, in principle and practice, Audi's cars make better SUVs than this SUV does. This thing sacrifices the coupe qualities of a TT or A3, and gains no SUV qualities in return. It is therefore pointless, and as I called it earlier, stupid.<p>I also called it attractive, because I think it's damn pretty. And it'll sell out for that reason. So really, my opinion is as worthless and stupid as the car. But if they can make theirs, I can make mine too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Here's your XC30 4 door AWD!<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/c/f217e420eaaa438fe0d2ca472e11942c.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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In an article last week posted on Swedespeed's homepage, they said Heico will be unveilling a C30 that they have modified to have more off-road appeal <p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_913.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/news....html</A><p>though from the photoshop, the ground clearance seems to be the same.
 

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Interesting that they've added AWD without elevating the car. Some have suggested the current C30 design won't accomodate AWD.<p>Biggest reason I'd like an elevated suspension is that I'm 6'3"+ and just hate climbing down into a low seating position. A small coupe fits great because of the longer doors in front of the B-pillar, so an SUV-coupe (Q3, X6, XC30 if its ever built) would be perfect...<p>Remember the AMC Eagle SX/4? That's the idea. Just add 20+ years of technological development.
 
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