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I just read it on a magazine, black and white "S60 dead for 2010" Kind of sad they are letting it phase out while the new model arrives.
 

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REPOST!!!!!!!!!<p>It's called a model year skip for a REFRESH....<p>Did you see this sweet video of this guy who does ridiculous drifts with an STi, I think they call him Ken Block, your next thread should be of that video.
 

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The S60 was dead in 2005. They broke the mold after the 2004!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">REPOST!!!!!!!!!<p>It's called a model year skip for a REFRESH....<p>Did you see this sweet video of this guy who does ridiculous drifts with an STi, I think they call him Ken Block, your next thread should be of that video. </TD></TR></TABLE><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">REPOST!!!!!!!!!<p>It's called a model year skip for a REFRESH....<p>Did you see this sweet video of this guy who does ridiculous drifts with an STi, I think they call him Ken Block, your next thread should be of that video. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Hahaha OMG I totally about pissed myself when I saw this!! LOL damn that is funny <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (mrumiano)

P2 S60 production ended months ago. Dealers are almost through selling the last of the 2009 S60 SE's and that's it!<br>No more for at least a year until the new model comes out
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (JRL)

If those concept photos are any indication, it SHOULD be dead for eternity. I have no idea what Volvo is doing with their product lineup. The new XC plastic chunk grilles with plastic notched brand emblems are just hideous <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/12/s60_concept_-hi_010_580.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (m3nt0s)

And why did the emblem become sooooo huge?
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (mrumiano)

Interesting topic. I've been thinking tonight, and there's never really been a Volvo design I DIDN'T like, maybe save for the 400 series model that never made it to our shores. To be honest, I can't wait for the new S60 if it even looks remotely close to this & I think it will... From EVO, <A HREF="http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evospyshots/239002/volvo_s60.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evos....html</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/scottn941/car_photo_319744_25.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (scootss60)

Not too bad of a pick for the next S60 - flows from the concept car well, IMO. A few wishes in this car environment: It needs to achieve 22+MPH combined; VOLVO needs to come out with the R car simultaneously as the VOLVO marquis for the S60 brand if not the VOLVO brand; The R car ought to have a 2-stage turbo (like the current BMW 3 series) delivering 350 "real" HP to all 4 wheels; Market the R car like it should have been all along; and lastly, but not the least - dump the 4C and bury it 6' under the ground for good.<p>And I said this in the past - for the very loyal original R owners, generous and special trade-in allowances for all of our out of pocket troubles with "fixing" this car's many flaws which should not have ever been allowed to escape the design floor or factory.
 

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pre-production of the new S60 is being in house by volvo rather than at Tower (who make pressings for the Ghent plant).<p>As such, there isnt room for both the new S60 pre-production as well as the current cars production.<p>I'm quoting this from someone else and dont fully understand it unless Ghent has seperate lines for the EUCD XC60 from the P2 S60 and again from the P1 S40/V50/C30 unlike the variable lines of Torslanda and the previous Nedcar/Born factory.<p>Does seem a shame to have no S60 for a year but were sales falling off anyway? A tough decision but a necessary one it seems.<p>Maybe this will help S80 and S40 sales in the mean time?
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And why did the emblem become sooooo huge?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Brand identity crisis requries larger badging. Also helps when City Safety kicks in to stop you from hitting the car in front of you since he/she can see the logo in the rearview mirror.....and maybe want to buy a Volvo.
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (Short Circuit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Short Circuit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not too bad of a pick for the next S60 - flows from the concept car well, IMO. A few wishes in this car environment: It needs to achieve 22+MPH combined; VOLVO needs to come out with the R car simultaneously as the VOLVO marquis for the S60 brand if not the VOLVO brand; The R car ought to have a 2-stage turbo (like the current BMW 3 series) delivering 350 "real" HP to all 4 wheels; Market the R car like it should have been all along; and lastly, but not the least - dump the 4C and bury it 6' under the ground for good.<p>And I said this in the past - for the very loyal original R owners, generous and special trade-in allowances for all of our out of pocket troubles with "fixing" this car's many flaws which should not have ever been allowed to escape the design floor or factory. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hope it makes better than 22 MPH.<p>I would like a simple NA, Turbo, and Turbodiesel. The Turbos should have ONE BIG intercooler.<p>I would like a BMW suspension with a longitudinal volvo engine and the concept car wrapper. And I would like the featured color to be a good blue or green, not "copper galore."
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (m3nt0s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If those concept photos are any indication, it SHOULD be dead for eternity. I have no idea what Volvo is doing with their product lineup. The new XC plastic chunk grilles with plastic notched brand emblems are just hideous <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/12/s60_concept_-hi_010_580.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>From my sources,THIS is the car that it will resemble and quite closely.<br>Naturally not with suicide doors and with a "normal" interior.<br>I do hope that "nose" is calmed down a bit but as with other cars lately, manufacturers seemingly are building cars with prominent schnozes!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I do hope that "nose" is calmed down a bit but as with other cars lately, manufacturers seemingly are building cars with prominent schnozes!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Isnt that the result of the European pedestrian safety standards?
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (scootss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Interesting topic. I've been thinking tonight, and there's never really been a Volvo design I DIDN'T like, maybe save for the 400 series model that never made it to our shores. To be honest, I can't wait for the new S60 if it even looks remotely close to this & I think it will... From EVO, <A HREF="http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evospyshots/239002/volvo_s60.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evos....html</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/scottn941/car_photo_319744_25.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That photo is mega old, pre-dates the concept, IIRC. <p>It will look more like the concept. <p>Oh, and this belongs in the S60 Forum, and is being moved as we speak. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That photo is mega old, pre-dates the concept, IIRC.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've seen that said before, but automotorsport.se claims its a new illustration prepared by Schulte Design/Automedia (<A HREF="http://www.automotorsport.se/news/18936/volvo-s60--så-här-ser-den-ut/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotorsport.se/news/18936/volvo-s60--så-här-ser-den-ut/</A> - in Swedish). It's definitely different than automotorsport.se's previous artist's rendering available at <A HREF="http://www.automotorsport.se/bigpix/2007/Volvo_S60_front_stor.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotorsport.se/b...r.jpg</A>
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I've seen that said before, but automotorsport.se claims its a new illustration prepared by Schulte Design/Automedia (<A HREF="http://www.automotorsport.se/news/18936/volvo-s60--så-här-ser-den-ut/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotorsport.se/news/18936/volvo-s60--så-här-ser-den-ut/</A> - in Swedish). It's definitely different than automotorsport.se's previous artist's rendering available at <A HREF="http://www.automotorsport.se/bigpix/2007/Volvo_S60_front_stor.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotorsport.se/b...r.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well he must be not much of an illustrator since he got the grille totally wrong, and that's the easiest thing to figure since it will ape the current car's grilles. There's no more slash (that one is backwards too) and the Iron Mark is floating, not boxed. <p>Plus, I don't see enough of a fastback profile in that rendering, it needs more like the concept.
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well he must be not much of an illustrator since he got the grille totally wrong, and that's the easiest thing to figure since it will ape the current car's grilles.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In the caption, automotorsport.se states that the artist got the grille wrong and also that the fuel filler door is on the wrong side.
 

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Re: So it is official, S60 is dead for 2010? (Munin)

Who cares?<br>The new S60 IS going to be very close to the bronze concept car
 
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