Over the other Asian offerings like Mazda 6, Toyota Avensis, Hyundai i40/Sonata or the VW Passat and others from Europe? Hmm...And yet I can see a good rival for the Ford Mondeo in Europe which is one of the largest family cars that can be purchased. Geely have designed this flagship well.
Has to be a bad translation.. The way pedestrians get run over in China, they need the city safe operating as much as possible.Price for base model is 146,000 yuan which is (about) $23k US. Top trim is $5k more. And they think that's expensive. For comparison, the S60L according to this article http://www.carnewschina.com/tag/volvo-s60l/ is priced from 220,000 yuan ($35k) to 330,900 yuan ($52k). Also noted they use camera based BLIS and (if I read it right) City Safety deactivates (!) under 20 kph? That must be wrong, otherwise what's the point? It does look pretty nice except for that grill...
Why would you do that when we have the S60 Inscription, which is a longer wheelbase vs regular S60) plus the S60 Inscription is head and shoulders a better car than the GC9 is? There is no comparison.When S60 is fading out next year, put S60L label on GC9 and it could sell a lot in US. lol
The 3.5V6 is not very powerful though.
I am just kidding but it is possible to fill some gap when current S60 is on the way out.Why would you do that when we have the S60 Inscription, which is a longer wheelbase vs regular S60) plus the S60 Inscription is head and shoulders a better car than the GC9 is? There is no comparison.
Yes because both the Toyota and Mazda are expensive to insure in the UK, the Hyundai i40 isn't seen as a natural rival to those cars in the UK and the VW Passat has the Skoda Octavia and Superb as middle sized/large sized cars that could easily take on Geely - if this model is actually good enough.Over the other Asian offerings like Mazda 6, Toyota Avensis, Hyundai i40/Sonata or the VW Passat and others from Europe? Hmm...
It actually does look like a European mid sized/large family hatchback, similar to the European Ford Mondeo.Interesting that the tester calls it a hatchback though it isn't. I also note it has a big sunroof, unlike the S90, and an electric steering wheel adjustment, unlike any Volvo. Perhaps they should export the 3.5 liter V6 version to the USA for our incurable fourphobics.
Last month was the first full month when the car went on sale (with a lease program, etc) and 314 were sold.I am just kidding but it is possible to fill some gap when current S60 is on the way out.
We don't see any S60 Inscription sales number in US. Any idea how close they are to the goal of sell 5k S60 Inscription a year, 400 a month?
Whichever and whatever - a hatchback could easily be added to the design then. Versatility factored into the design which is clever to say the least. Some countries in Europe tend to go for hatchbacks rather than saloons/sedans although in the UK there's been a massive approach to put up with the executive sedan versus the executive hatch. Exec sedans sell well in fleets as well as main businesses.More fastback than hatchback, since the rear window does not open.