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According to Car Magazine, Volvo and the Ford Motor Company are continuing developement of the corporate P1 chassis which will play home to the upcoming Volvo V30 (codename Y279), S40, V50, Focus and Mazda 323/Protoge'. <P>The Volvos, planned for the same basic assembly point, will begin with the introduction of the new S40 and V50 in late 2003 or early 2004. <P>The V30 small Volvo should debut later in 2004. Car's sources say that the new V30 will be available as a 3-door only and, like the rear treatment on the recent SCC concept shown at Detroit and Geneva, will make use of design cues from the P1800 ES.<P>Also in 2004, Car suggests that Volvo will unveil a four-wheel-drive baby SUV that will be a sister car to a rumored Ford Focus Multy Activity Vehicle. <P>In 2005, a pair of off-road 2-door models (a coupe an roadster) could be introduced.<P>Motors will be codeveloped for Volvo, Ford and Mazda and, in the case of diesel, Peugot. The motor offerings for the V30 will include a 1.8-liter 4cyl with direct injection, Volvo's 2.0-liter 5cyl and a low pressure turbo version of the 2.0 5cyl. Peugot will supply a 136hp 2.0-liter 4cyl diesel, while a Ford developed 170-hp 2.4-liter unit should also be available.<P>In 2005 it is reported that the gas engines will switch to direct injection (at least for the European market). <P>The V30 will be front wheel drive, though the S40 and V50 will be offered with all-wheel-drive from the beginning. <P>It is possible that a V30 R with 200hp motor and all-wheel-drive could also come to fruition.<P>Ford has not yet disclosed whether the all-wheel-drive system destined for the new P1 platform will be the Haldex system due in Volvo's first SUV and the upcoming S60 R or another design.
 
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