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Old 4th October 2008, 10:38   #31
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Middle east has lots of Benz and Volvo 16 wheeler and above trucks, apart from having many buses. It doesnt change the perspective of the crowd opting for both the brands.
Difference is : Indians already knew Mercedes as a luxury car marque before seeing their trucks & buses. On the other hand, our first exposure to Volvo has been commercial vehicles.

Volvo can still make it work. But not with the lethargy that they have launched the S80 / XC90 with.
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In the 1970's, Volvo's were healthy alternatives to the Opel, Ford and other barges around. Mercs were overpriced and VW's were aircooled and underpowered. The Passat was an unknown quantity. The estates became a fixture in the posh gentry set

During the 80's , the merc w123 estate made inroads as also peugeouors. Volvo's held their own on the safety aspect

90's, the design was so old, except for big bumpers, nothing else was unique. The 850 series which was good to drive gave it a fillip.

Ford took over but things have been slow as Ford spread itself thinly trying to sustain fading brands!
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Back in those days of the Volvo Wardrobe, it wasn't just the safety aspect, it was the whole build quality thing. The cars my parents used to buy in the 1960s started to rust away as soon as they left the showroom. Volvo gained the reputation of being the only car that did not start sprouting rust holes in the body after a couple of years.

It came at a price --- but it wasn't a luxury reputation, just a reputation for sturdiness.

A bit like VW's later reputation for reliability. "VW? Expensive spares, but don't let that worry you because you won't need them!". You didn't get more gadgets, or more plush, for your money, maybe you got less --- but you got reliability.
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Volvo sharpens its India road map - reveals its India line up.

All new Volvo XC90 to be followed by Volvo S90 sedan and next-gen S60 .

Meanwhile, in 2015 Volvo is all set to boost awareness of brand Volvo as it aims to sell over 500 units of the XC90 through its existing 13 strong dealership network.
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Built on an all new platform, the XC is expected in India in the second half of 2015. But, that will quickly be followed up with by the S90 sedan, the second product on Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture platform. The S90 will replace the S80 and is expected to be unveiled globally in 2015.
Also in 2016, Volvo is expected to reveal the new S60, which will be built on the new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform which will be shared with its Chinese parent company, Geely. The S60 will boast of the new family of three-cylinder diesel and pIn the meanwhile Volvo is mulling the launch of the V60 in India. The estate version of the S60 sedan is a stylish package that could easily pass off as a large hatch. The V60 differs from the S60 from the C-pillar onwards and betters the S60ís rather paltry 380 litres of boot space by just 50litres. However, if you drop the seats you get a lot more practicality and storage. In cabin space is ample and the quality as sumptuous as seen in Volvo's today. As the v60 shares its underpinnings with the already homologated S60 it can be quickly introduced into the Indian market. The jury though is out whether Indian customers will nibble at the more practical yet stylish V60etrol engines. Expect the S60 to come to India end 2016 or early 2017.
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...up-390108.aspx
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Volvo V40, S60 T6, XC90 SUV coming this year.

Volvo V40 hatch to take on the Merc A-Class, S60 T6 to come with a 304bhp motor, XC90 SUV bookings to start in May.

First up, Volvo will bring the standard version of the V40 hatchback in our market. The Volvo V40 is expected to compete with the likes of the recently updated Mercedes A-Class and the 1-series facelift which is also expected to receive an update soon.
The Volvo V40 hatchback will be powered by the firms D3 diesel engine that also does duty on the V40 Cross Country. The standard version of the Volvo V40 hatch is expected to be priced around Rs 26 lakh which will put it in direct competition with the Mercedes A-Class hatchback.
Volvo will introduce the petrol-powered version of the V40 Cross Country for our market. The V40 Cross Country petrol will come with a 1.6-litre motor and will also command a sub-Rs 30 lakh pricing.

Volvo will also launch the S60 in the T6 variant that will feature a powerful 304bhp four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine; it is expected to be priced at around Rs 42 lakh.The carmaker will also bring the new XC90 SUV to India in September this year. It is expected to come in two trims and will be priced competitively. Volvo will start taking orders for the XC90 SUV in May 2015.

All Volvo passenger vehicles sold in India are CBU units.


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Volvo plans to launch hybrids in India this year. Line up to be revealed soon.

http://www.carwale.com/news/22597-vo...this-year.html
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Not sure if this is the right thread - but seems like a good time to buy a Volvo.
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