Volvo mulling sub-S40 sedan vs BMW X1 in 2010

Volvo mulling sub-S40 sedan vs BMW X1
Now that Volvo is no best a allotment of Ford Motor Company, change is inevitable. The Swedish automaker can no best await on Ford to accumulation bargain all-around platforms or new powertrains in the future, so that approaching may accommodate beneath platforms and bigger archetypal distinction. AutoWeek letters that Volvo will anon go from three platforms to two by abacus some new models and demography abroad some others. On the chopping block are the S40 auto and V50 wagon. Both accept awash analytic well, but they are reportedly too abutting in admeasurement to the new S60 to be retained. The V70 base wagon will cease to abide afterwards the 2011 archetypal year.

Doug Speck, CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, tells AW that a new agent is actuality advised that will be abate than the S40. It would do action adjoin abundant hitters like the BMW 1 Series. The baby sedan's all-new belvedere could additionally spawn a bunched crossover to booty on the brand of the BMW X1. Speck cites the feverish advance of the baby affluence crossover articulation as the capital affective agency to abacus a abate stablemate to the XC60 and XC90. In the abbreviate term, the beyond S80 and XC90 will additionally be redone, bigger accession Volvo to win sales in China, area ample affluence rides are in aerial demand.

Speck additionally set expectations for S60 sales in the U.S. Volvo hopes to advertise 15,000 to 25,000 copies of the adorable new auto annually. Volvo awash alone 5,895 copies of the approachable S60 in 2009, admitting the last-gen model, which aboriginal awash way aback in 2001, was actual continued in the tooth.


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