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I stumbled across a Volvo spy thread and was wondering if there is any truth to Volvo possibly sharing with Ford of Europe?<p>Of course I can't reveal it's source but I did find it refreshing. So I wanted to share it with all SS members. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><U>Here is the thread in it's entirity.</U><p><I>"I think Volvo Cars first priority at the moment should be building a quality Volvo supermini, aimed at buyers with a budget who want the traditional volvo quality and safety, and ther virtues in a smaller more economical package."<p>"It should be based on the Fiesta and share engines/drivetrain with it (that is if Ford does not sell Volvo). Volvo are already late into the game, something similar to the Audi A1 concept would be the ideal choice. Just the car the market is demanding today."</I><p>Audi A1 Concept <br>A concept that is pretty close to what we';; see in the streets next year. Audi trying to compete with the Mini...<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYyvBB8DHiY" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYyvBB8DHiY</A> <p>Ford Fiesta winning hearts and minds - and wallets - in EuropeTags: compact, earnings, europe, fiesta, financials, focus, ford, ford europe, ford fiesta, ford focus, ford of europe, ford transit, FordEurope, ...<br><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/16/ford-fiesta-winning-hearts-and-minds-and-wallets-in-europe" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2009/0...urope</A>/ - 111k - Cached - Similar pages -<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by stev vanveit at 9:49 AM 5-19-2009</i>
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (stev vanveit)

I don’t get it. You’re treating someone’s wish for such a vehicle as a rumor that it’s in development? Or did I miss something? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (exizldelfuego)

I don't know it could be real. Stranger things have happened. Who would of thought that Volvo would ever have a Yamaha V8 engine?
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (stev vanveit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stev vanveit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know it could be real. Stranger things have happened. Who would of thought that Volvo would ever have a Yamaha V8 engine?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah..um no, thats a bit of a stretch to put this in the news and rumours section. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (VolvoD)

It was a spy thread.. thought it was worthy. Maybe other's that don't have their hands tied will add some insight.<p><I><B>News & Rumors</B> Read it here first. Forum exclusive news about Volvo and its sister companies before it hits the web site & a place for readers to share Volvo-related rumors <U>seen in print elsewhere</U>.</I>
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (stev vanveit)

...but that post is neither NEWS, nor is it a RUMOR<br>if this was the <B>NEWS,RUMORS & WISHES</B> forum, then it would totally make sense to post that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (VolvoD)

Yeah <I>VolvoD</I> I thought of that at time of posting but other threads like "Ford Mounts Water Cannon to V70R's Side, Finds Clever "Research" Excuse For Doing So" is questionable as NEWS,RUMORS & WISHES as well and no one complained.<p>Since we are both just members maybe a moderator could make a more official ruling. I can easily move it to General Volvo Discussions if that be the case. I'm quite sure a moderator has read it at this stage in time.<p>Then if one were to believe in conspiracy rumor theories defusing the topic or steering one away from the issue will surely cause others to have second thoughts OR it will die a silent death.<p>Geez I hope my spelling is okay? LOL
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (VolvoD)

I think it might be related to Peter Horburg the new guru back in Volvo's stable of design. Something to do with a new "City Car Concept" the "Kuga" or "XC30". Not sure though <I>VolvoD</I> -- I can only get so much from surfing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by stev vanveit at 3:56 PM 5-19-2009</i>
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (stev vanveit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stev vanveit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><I>"I think Volvo Cars first priority at the moment should be building a quality Volvo supermini, aimed at buyers with a budget who want the traditional volvo quality and safety, and ther virtues in a smaller more economical package."</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Does Volvo even have the corporate or cost structure to build something like this?<p>And if they do build it, they're probably going to have to sell it under another brand.<p>
 

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Re: Rumor - Volvo's new "supermini" to possibly share Fiesta engines/drive train. (Triggerguy)

If they use a belt driven CVT, maybe Volvo could market it as a DAF? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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...premium small cars are becoming a popular niche and Volvo themselves admit internally that the C30 is too big to be a Volvo City Car.<p>volvo has had internal city car concepts, kindof like the A class or Audi A2 type vehicle. The 3CC was a move to smaller cars plus there is the patented "ride down" concept to make small cars considerably safer. Volvo did design consultancy on the Ford B platform (Fiesta) but didnt take the design further to "volvo-fy" it. They just helped Ford. However, I wouldnt say 'never' to a volvo city car....... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Would it be something like this 1st. prototype by Peter Horbury "City Car" concept?<p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/060__scaled_600_002.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/news...2.jpg</A>
 
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