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Trademarks for the C40 and C60 names registered by Volvo hint at new coupe or convertible models from the Swedish automaker. Volvo registered the trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on November 5 for use on land motor vehicles. A trademark for C90 was registered by Volvo back in 1996, though it's no longer live.

Automakers often register trademarks for names they want to protect from being used by other firms, so the discovery of these latest trademarks shouldn't be taken as confirmation that Volvo will actually launch cars with the C40 and C60 names. However, Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson has said in the past that the automaker will eventually consider launching a new coupe or convertible, but only after the arrival of more important, higher volume models.

That means we shouldn't expect a sporty two-door from Volvo until the end of a decade-at the earliest. Before then, we'll see new S90 and V90 range-toppers, next-generation versions of the S60, V60 and XC60, plus a new generation of compact cars based on Volvo's CMA modular platform. These compact models will likely include a new S40, V40 and XC40.

Volvo's last two-door, the C70, bowed out of production in 2013, which means the automaker is lacking a sporty, aspirational model in its lineup. Many hoped the void would be filled when the automaker rolled out the stunning Concept Coupe at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, though the concept was said to only be a preview of the new design themes for Volvo's upcoming cars based on the SPA modular platform.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1100928_volvo-trademarks-c40-and-c60-names
 

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interesting..
was it supposed to be a replacement for 780?

Nice 780. I'll bet Ford execs put the kabosh on a C90.

I love the look of the lower belt lines of the past which resulted in more glass to look out of. I hope we can see that style again soon.
 

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That's interesting that the C90 trademark is no longer live. There has been some talk/interviews with volvo execs that comment that a coupe is wanted and will come on the SPA but priority is being given to develop and launch higher volume products (eg the S/V/XC and VxXC) variants first for the 60 and 90 cluster.

There was chatter of try new coupe being a large C90 product. Seems therefore it's to be a 60 cluster car instead?

Like the idea of a C40 too

Btw I was told by someone senior in volvos design centre that the second generation C70 was originally planned to be a P2 platform car. In the end it switched over to the P1 platform

C60 or C90 would both be SPA based anyway. Where's there more volume I guess determines the decision
 

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C60 would be a 4 series rival, which is where the meat of the coupe market is. There should also be a convertible to go with the coupe. I suspect the size and proportions should be close to the original C70.
 
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