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Volvo changing body, style 2 types on new S60... S40 too??

So it looks like the car is going to be offered in 2 different body styles… the rear on the regular 4dr is completely different from the suicide 4dr, which I’ve seen a while ago. Anyone know if the normal 4dr is official yet? Why do I have a gut feeling that Volvo is going to change the body style for the 2011 S40.<p><b>This should be the body style for the new S60</b><br><IMG SRC="http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Volvo/S60/Volvo_S60_front_stor.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Volvo/S60/VolvoS60_bak_stor.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><b>This shouldn't be called a S60, Volvo should make a new class for this... XZ100 or something like that</b> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoshowny.com/images/galleries/photos/week/Volvo_Concept_Car1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/12/16/306503.1-lg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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<b>"Volvo is also going to drastically change its S40 sedan that is due in 2010. The next S40 could become a five-door hatchback like the Audi A3. The S40 name could also be dropped and replaced with V30."</b><p>WTF!!!!?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by USAF 2010 T5 at 11:06 AM 7-16-2009</i>
 

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Re: Volvo changing body, style 2 types on new S60... S40 too?? (USAF 2010 T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Volvo/S60/VolvoS60_bak_stor.jpg" BORDER="0"><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't like what they've done with the rear. Looks like a Kia.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.jordancarrental.com/carimg/28kia-cerato2007.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>
 

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I think the first one picture is the toned down closer to production style and the other on was the tricked out concept. All car companies do this to draw attention (good and bad) then tone down the actual production model to increase profit margins. This is what I am at school for, Industrial Design, so my bet is we will see the S60 looking basically like the top one. Perhaps the R will be resurrected as something more like the crazier style, but I personally am not a fan of it because it loses the volvo feel. They also would not have a whole different tail light setup from the regular and R model, way too expensive to do for them...
 

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<IMG SRC="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/01/12/automobiles/600-volvo-s60.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I guess their not suicide doors...More like a sliding van door LOL. Definitely SHOULDN'T be called a S60.
 

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Yeah, as We Never See the Nice & Neat Mirrors .<p>Volvo most likely - didn't want to Deal with all the Side Crash Results<br>from the Other Rear Door Style , even thou that would have Set the Volvo apart from the Crowd .<p><br>Hoping for the T6 - R Version of the - S60<br>D5 would be Nice with the 6 Sp - Dual Shifter .<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>This should be the body style for the new S60</b></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I kind of like it. Looks rather sharp. Although, I doubt I'd run 18s on it if I had one... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>"Volvo is also going to drastically change its S40 sedan that is due in 2010. The next S40 could become a five-door hatchback like the Audi A3. The S40 name could also be dropped and replaced with V30."</b></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Can't say I'm too surprised by that. All of the small cars have been going that way. I mean, look at the WRX, Mazda 3, Civic, etc. They're all slowly turning into hatchbacks like that. A horizontal trunk surface (and visibility out the rear window) seems to be becoming a thing of the past. And I think Volvo was the first to ease us into that with the original S60. The trunk is so much higher than the hood. And this new S60 is just taking that a bit further. I wonder if this is all just a product of stream-lining for reduced drag and eventually <i>all</i> cars will be basically hatchback-style? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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USAF I remember shortly after I ordered my 2009 S40, I thought to myself "Holy crap, I have no idea what this thing is going to look like!" I googled 2009 Volvo S40 and was terrified to find some of those ugly concept car pictures; luckily nothing major had changed on it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dg32</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">USAF I remember shortly after I ordered my 2009 S40, I thought to myself "Holy crap, I have no idea what this thing is going to look like!" I googled 2009 Volvo S40 and was terrified to find some of those ugly concept car pictures; luckily nothing major had changed on it. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You ordered a car without knowing what itd look like?
 

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^LOL^<p><br>The only thing that changed was the VOLVO logo on the back...the tail lights changed in 2008 right?
 

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Re: Volvo changing body, style 2 types on new S60... S40 too?? (USAF 2010 T5)

Oops..........didn't mean to post, my bad <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo changing body, style 2 types on new S60... S40 too?? (Kallvin22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kallvin22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oops..........didn't mean to post, my bad <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>If you click "Edit" there's a "Delete" button down at the bottom next to "Save" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo changing body, style 2 types on new S60... S40 too?? (USAF 2010 T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So it looks like the car is going to be offered in 2 different body styles… the rear on the regular 4dr is completely different from the suicide 4dr, which I’ve seen a while ago. Anyone know if the normal 4dr is official yet?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This really belongs in the 2010 S60 forum. The normal four door is what's coming as the next S60 model, but the first two images you show are an artist's concept drawing created on behalf of Swedish car web site automotorsport.se and published back in March. The other images are of the Volvo S60 concept car, which will not be produced, but sets the design language for the production vehicle. There's a thread in the 2010 S60 forum on differences between the production car and the concept car.<p>Volvo has announced a V60 to be based on the same platform. There is no official word on the future of the S40.
 

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^NO SOUP 4 U!^<p><br>Got a Swedespeed (soup nazi) in the house....lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I kid I kid
 

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Re: (USAF 2010 T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I kid I kid</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't care, I just didn't know if you knew there was a forum for the new car.
 

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Im just messing w/ you man lol
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You ordered a car without knowing what itd look like?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well I was talking to the sales rep about buying the 2008 model (which I had seen before), and one day she told me that they had the price/options list for the 2009 model and I ended up ordering it. Afterward it dawned on me that the model could have changed and I'd be SOL since I had already placed the order. I would have been pissed had I tried to buy my favorite car the Acura TL and ended up with the 2009 instead of the 2008 look.
 
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