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Hi,<p>I've been talking of the V30 for while and also that Volvo was debating to launch the S60 or the V30 first from Ghent. Well, we now know the S60 is first and the V60 is coming from Torslanda. The V30 would be a Ghent product anyway due (all volvo launches are now delayed) so 2011-2012.<p>Here's mention of it in a Reuters interview re the Flemish Goverment loan guarantees for Volvo re Ghent production. <p>NB, the V60 was mentioned in a similar non official statement by Stephen Odell at a motorshow when talking about the S60 Concept<p><A HREF="http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSLO16986720090724" TARGET="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article...90724</A><p>Belgium's Flanders agrees Volvo loan guarantee<br>Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:03am EDT Email | Print | Share| Reprints | Single Page[-] Text [+] <p>BRUSSELS, July 24 (Reuters) - The Belgian region of Flanders agreed on Friday to guarantee a 198 million euros ($281.1 million) loan for Ford-owned (F.N) Volvo Car Corp.<p>The guarantee, for the Volvo plant in Ghent, would cover 90 percent of the loan, the Flemish government said.<p>Flemish Premier Kris Peeters told a news conference it would ensure the plant, Volvo's largest outside Sweden with around 4,000 workers, would continue producing Volvo S60 and V30 models.<p>The Swedish government last month won approval from the European Commission to guarantee loans to Volvo from the European Investment Bank. ($1=.7043 euros) (Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Mike Nesbit) <p>
 

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Flemish Premier Kris Peeters is the one who let the cat out the bag, not someone from volvo.<p><A HREF="http://www.mediargus.be/flanderstoday.admin.en/rss/22627864.html?via=rss&language=en" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mediargus.be/flande...ge=en</A><p>Flemish guarantee for Volvo Cars Ghent<br>The European Investment Bank (EIB) insisted on a state guarantee in spring as a precondition for granting a loan to Volvo Cars of around 200 million Euros. When the Swedish government refused, the Flemish provided the guarantee after talks between Volvo CEO Stephen Odell and Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters (CD&V). In real terms the Flemish government will guarantee 90 percent of a 198 million Euro loan for Volvo Cars. The state guarantee is intended to assure that new models will be constructed at the Ghent Volvo plant, in exchange for which the Flemish government required a clear business plan focusing on investment in future-oriented cars and employment security. Peeters has now apparently received those warrantees. 'Thanks to the guarantee the S60 and a new generation of smaller models, such as the V30, can be constructed in Ghent,' he said yesterday. Production of the S60 will start next year, with the compact V30 set to follow a few years later.<p>Ghent is the only Volvo Cars factory making compact models today. Bringing new models to the city is crucial with regard to work security - provided of course that they are successful. Almost 4,000 people are employed at Volvo Cars Ghent.<p>De Tijd ; Saturday 25 July 2009 ; p.4<br>
 

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Re: V30 confirmed (Shimon)

While this is increased evidence that a V30 is possible, I would hardly call it "confirmed" based on this alone. But I'm hoping it'll come, as it'd be a car I'd be interested in (but at 2012, it'll probably be too late).
 

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XC30? <p>With the X1 & Q3 on the way, this market is getting plenty of attention...
 

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Make mine white...<p><A HREF="http://volvo.times.lv/V30.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://volvo.times.lv/V30.jpg</A><p>George Dill
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdill2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make mine white...<p><A HREF="http://volvo.times.lv/V30.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://volvo.times.lv/V30.jpg</A><p>George Dill</TD></TR></TABLE><p>are you joking? a v30 would be at least a 4 door.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are you joking? a v30 would be at least a 4 door.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That picture is obviously a parody.<p>This is the automotorsport.se artist's rendering from December 2007:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.automotorsport.se/bigpix/2007/Volvo_V30_MPV_big.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This is their more recent rendering of the XC30:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.automotorsport.se/bigpix/2008/Volvo_XC30_big.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Obviously, both are speculative and automotorsport.se admits that the second pic is "a pretty wild guess", but this gives you something more attractive to look at to heal the damage caused by what Mr. Dill posted. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdill2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make mine white...<p><A HREF="http://volvo.times.lv/V30.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://volvo.times.lv/V30.jpg</A><p>George Dill</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lol, now can anyone take any of the pre-concept car "artist's impressions" of the new S60 and make them even uglier?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Then we can post them in the one thread over on the 2010- S60 forum and convince people that that's how the production car will actually look... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (CaptainBeowulf)

<A HREF="http://images.google.com/images?as_q=volvo+v30&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&imgtype=&imgsz=&imgw=&imgh=&as_filetype=&imgc=&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=images&as_st=y" TARGET="_blank">http://images.google.com/image..._st=y</A><p>BTHOOM!<p>George Dill
 

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Re: (gravitylover)

I do not like squashed roof lines and thick rear pillars that reduce visibility for no practical reason. I can't wait until this fad is gone from the automotive design language. I'm fairly certain the V60 will suffer from exactly the same thing.
 

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Re: (Munin)

I'd take that yellow one in a heartbeat.
 
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