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Old October 20th, 2010, 20:03   #1
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Default Volvo plans entry level car to rival Golf

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Volvo plans to offer a VW Golf competitor as part of a plan to expand the automaker's product line.

Speaking in London last week, new Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby said the next generation of the entry-level Volvo “will be a derivation of the C30, a Golf competitor,” according to the Web site autocar.co.uk.

He also said Volvo's brand positioning would shift toward “functionality and Scandinavian elegance” and away from sportiness, according to the Web site.



I was unaware that Volvo was positioned toward sportiness.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:38   #2
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Volvo had 122 and 240 factory rally cars, and box-stock T5R. VW had Karmann Ghias and Jetta Treks?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 14:37   #3
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Well, they used to have one. If they could lose the silly wings it had and size it for real humans, then maybe there's a market.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 14:32   #4
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Well, they used to have one. If they could lose the silly wings it had and size it for real humans, then maybe there's a market.
Should be a interesting group to watch as the Ford strings are cut. I guess we will see if Ford was really holding them back or keeping them alive.

Not sure going after the sport hatchback market that's extremely competitive already is a wise decision on their part.
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