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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (Steph11)

I seriously doubt you will see any movement by Volvo in that market segment.....it has never been a corp. objective to get "too far" from the mainstream of offering a practical, safe, and mid-priced European vehicle.<br>The most "luxurious" model to date has been the S80 Premier........and there are not that many of those around. I have heard that ther e may be an XC90 Premier version.....but again...I doubt many will be built.<br>That's just my opinion............ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (Steph11)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Steph11</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do you think Volvo will build luxury cars S100 and C90 like S-Class ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No... but we will surley see a hotter S80... S80 LWB 6 inch longer than the regular S80.<p>M
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (McDonald)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>McDonald</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>No... but we will surley see a hotter S80... S80 LWB 6 inch longer than the regular S80.<p>M</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe in limo service, but not likely as a regular production option.<p>Volvo simply isn't a nameplate that comes to mind for serious high end luxury buyers.<br>At that level, the nameplate is as important or more important that the car.
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Maybe in limo service, but not likely as a regular production option.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Absolutely like a regular production car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>M
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (universityvolvoOSD)

Hi Bob,<p>Just finished reading the current Rolling edition, and I'm puzzled why Volvo is 'thinking' about dropping the S60 version (if that's just a thought and not a reality). I think the S60 has been the bread and butter model that volvo has been selling for years, albeit the style hasn't changed much. The new model which I've seen here at Swedespeed looks like a smoother viersion style wise, but time will tell.<br>Wadda you think?<p>Newie<br>
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (McDonald)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>McDonald</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Absolutely like a regular production car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>M</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Again, I wouldn't bet money on it..<br>When the initial S80 was launched we were told to expect an S100 within 1-2 yrs.<br>IF the S80 sells well and IF a business case can be made then you might see such a car.<br>Doubtless you may have heard a rumor, but I have learned over 9 yrs with Volvo that until I see specs on a vehicle I'm not going to put much faith in ideas.
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (newie)

Newie............<p><br>Regarding the S60......the 07 models are already set for production in Sweden...no major changes that I am aware of....other than DSTC added as astd feature.<br>From there....I don't think there has been any "final" decision made as to exactly what or when any change will be made to the 60 series. It is evident that overall the S60 was and still is a sucess for Volvo, but it is definitely in line for a makeover....My guess would be to upgrade electronics and some int/ext styling. <br>I don't think anyone can say for certain what changes will be made......but I cannot see Volvo "dropping" the line....unless there is something coming down the road that I am completely unaware of......which could happen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Since Ford bought Volvo the guys in Sweden don't check with me anymore <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ............unless it's about an OSD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>All jokes aside......I think Volvo is looking at all the options regarding model upgrades and changes. This is a very rapidly changing market! Fuel options...engine options...technolocigal advances that are way ahead of what the industry can incorporate into design and production. Volvo has never been a co. to take huge risks...so don't look for anything too far from the "middle of the road". Personally....I think an engine upgrade...interior change..slight ext style change...and a major electronics upgrade (sound sys,, i-pod, blue tooth, nav, etc) would do the trick! Keep th eprice in teh mid-upper $30's and keep the folks at the factory in Ghent busy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (universityvolvoOSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I seriously doubt you will see any movement by Volvo in that market segment.....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>...especially since ford owns us now.
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>...especially since ford owns us now.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What does that have to do w/ the price of tea in China? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Volvo is smart enough to realize what its limitations are(unlike VW) so no going into market segments where you cannot compete.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>C70drvr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The VW Phaeton failed. So would an S100.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Precisely.
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>What does that have to do w/ the price of tea in China? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Volvo is smart enough to realize what its limitations are(unlike VW) so no going into market segments where you cannot compete.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Volvo vill not go into a new segment with a superduper luxury s100 and , as you say, fail completly. Volvo will only make a LWB (still called s80) for those who need more legroom. The rest of the car will be the same as a regular S80.<p>M
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (McDonald)

Hi Max,<p>I justgot badk from China a month or so ago, and let me tell you that Buicks are selling like hotcakes over there! We rode around one day in a Buick miknivan, and that was just fine.<br>I think that Volvo will do OK over there, considering what the Chinese have to offer as any competition. The boys in Ghent will be kept busy enough building cars for the Am. market. <br>From my perspective I think that Ford has enough problems on their own not to try and change Volvo's so it looks 'American' in style. Quite the opposite, I think. I think that Volvo's stylists have figured out how to tweak the designs of various models so they still look un-box like! I just wish the C30 would become a r eality sooner then later. I know Volvo doesn't like to push the envelope....the big question is do they know how to seal one??!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Thanks for all your great imput.<p>Newie
 

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Hey newie,<br>Glad you had fun in China.<p>Volvo's styling will change somewhat. The new head of styling came over from Mercedes and he is itching to get going.<br>The XC50 is going to be his first car.
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Maybe in limo service, but not likely as a regular production option.<p>Volvo simply isn't a nameplate that comes to mind for serious high end luxury buyers.<br>At that level, the nameplate is as important or more important that the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I couldn't agree more.<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Steph11</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do you think Volvo will build luxury cars S100 and C90 like S-Class ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Volvo buyers aren't the type to spend 100K on their cars. They believe in good quality, good performance and safety for a reasonable price. They like the European feel and quality w/o the cost or status symbol. Volvo buyers are low profile...for the most part.
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (VolvoMax)

I don't think it's so much a case of can't compete. I'm sure that if the money were available they could pull something off. It's not what volvo is about and arguably it's very small market and very crowded already.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey newie,<br>Glad you had fun in China.<p>Volvo's styling will change somewhat. The new head of styling came over from Mercedes and he is itching to get going.<br>The XC50 is going to be his first car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>His name is Steve Mattin, and he was involved in the C70 along with Fedde Talsma and the young American who's name escapes me. Not to confused with the young Canadian, Simon Lamarre who was responsible for the C30 concept car in detroit
 

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Re: Volvo Luxury Cars (newie)

Buicks sell there because they're built there. I bet you saw a BUTTLOAD of VWs and Audis (and local badged versions of the VWs) as they have a factory there as well.<p>During my trips to Shanghai and Beijing over the past year I've only seen a small handful of Volvos and BMWs (and a slightly larger number of Mercedes.)<p>The key to success in China is going to be building a factory there - PERIOD. My mind might be playing tricks on me but I thought I read a few months ago that Volvo was planning on building a factory there for local market cars?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by rollie at 11:30 AM 6-19-2006</i>
 
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