SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,852 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Since the two are platform shared?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,670 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (rfkuehn)

No, it wouldn't, because the platform belongs to Ford corporate.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,305 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (rfkuehn)

Kill XC50? Rather the opposite, it would take competition between PAG companies right off the table.<p>Tom.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,839 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (tmtalpey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Kill XC50? Rather the opposite, it would take competition between PAG companies right off the table.<p>Tom.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bingo. <br>There are 2 problems w/ the XC50<br>1 Volvo Corp. just isn't excited about SUV's.<p>2 Rover doesn't want the competition and neither does Ford.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
498 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>1 Volvo Corp. just isn't excited about SUV's.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's surprising considering XC90 is their largest selling model in the US. Frankly, before the XC90, Volvo as a brand was not even on my radar. After getting our XC90 via OSD, we like Volvo so much that our next car could possibly be another Volvo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,319 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (AccuView)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AccuView</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's surprising considering XC90 is their largest selling model in the US. Frankly, before the XC90, Volvo as a brand was not even on my radar. After getting our XC90 via OSD, we like Volvo so much that our next car could possibly be another Volvo.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. It was the XC90 that reeled us in. Disregarding SUVs would be a terrible mistake in my opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
718 Posts
Brand Image. Volvo owners/believers might take another Volvo. Land Rover owners/believers might take.... uhmm... the Volvo.<p>VW Touareg is built using the same platform used to build the Cayenne, but that wont kill Porsche, even considering that the Touareg has a so-so residual.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,305 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (ig_mb)

So, if Volvo is going to sell its magical 600,000 cars per year they need two things. Better fuel economy, and a new model or three*. If LR leaves the PAG stable, they'd be insane to not build it. They're building 4 cars on the P1 already. Think they know how to do a fifth?<p>MHO.<p>Tom.<p>P.S. after they build the XC50 it's a toss-up on redoing the S60/V70 and building a minivan. Which they must (both).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
284 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (tmtalpey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They're building 4 cars on the P1 already. Think they know how to do a fifth?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They will build a fifth car on P1 but not the XC50. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>M<p>
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,305 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (McDonald)

Oooookaaaay... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tom.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,839 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (McDonald)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>McDonald</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They will build a fifth car on P1 but not the XC50. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>M<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, the XC50 is a go(at this point)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,839 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (AccuView)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AccuView</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That's surprising considering XC90 is their largest selling model in the US. Frankly, before the XC90, Volvo as a brand was not even on my radar. After getting our XC90 via OSD, we like Volvo so much that our next car could possibly be another Volvo.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, but what you don't realize is that Volvo had to be prodded to do the XC90. If it had not been for Jac Nasser and Wolfgang Reitzle's constant prodding, who knows if the car would have ever been developed.<br>About 9 mos. after the XC90 debuted we were visited by some engineers from Sweden who came by to check on the XC90 success story.<br>They were amazed at the number of cars we were selling.<br>The conversation turned to future product to boost sales. We hit on a small SUV to complement the XC90. You could tell they weren't pleased at the idea. Reacted as if they got hit in the mouth w/ a salmon. They wanted to talk about wagons and sedans, not SUV's. Very illuminating discussion.<br>Part of the issue w/ the XC50 has been the lack of support from Volvo Cars.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
284 Posts
Re: If Ford sells Land Rover does that kill XC50? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Actually, the XC50 is a go(at this point)<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>But its not based on P1, its based on the new EUCD-platform.<p>M
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top