• Dec 27th 2007 at 3:24PM
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We recently got confirmation from a Volvo PR person that the Swedish automaker's new C30 hatchback will soon be joined by a V30 five-door wagon. Just-Auto.com is going one step further by reporting that Volvo will also add a new XC CUV model to its lineup based on the C30 hatch to be called, not unsurprisingly, the XC30. Presumably it will also be a five-door model with all-wheel-drive that's jacked up off the ground a bit.

The burgeoning of Volvo's 30 series of cars will come at the expense of the S40 sedan, which will be merged with the larger S60 eventually creating a common mid-size sedan likely to retain the S60 name. The new S60 won't get a V-named wagon counterpart, however, which would be too close in concept to Volvo's standalone V70 and XC70 models. Do expect, however, an XC60 CUV model to be based on the XC60 Concept that debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last January.

Finally, as we recently reported, rumors of the larger XC90's demise have been exaggerated and Volvo's largest SUV is expected to get a refresh soon and a full-on replacement eventually. Clearly, however, Volvo sees future profits by filling out its small car lineup with versions of the C30 hatchback that will sell well all over the world, and not just the U.S.

[Source: Just-Auto.com]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe, maybe...
      • 7 Years Ago
      visited c30 at dealer and looks great up close. expensive for me but it looks great.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, Volvo [at least at the bottom of the range] becomes a slightly more upmarket Mazda? Mazda3-based C30, V30, and now a Volvo version of the Mazda3-based CX-7. Not a bad idea.... if only Ford would sell us a slightly down-market version of the Mazda3, all would be well....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great idea, but i think it would be foolish to kill the S40 and V50 because they are good sellers. I think they should make a XC50 and change the name of XC90 to XC80 because the even numbered are crossovers and odd are tall wagons. Maybe they can make a V90 from the S80 and then make a XC90 from that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, that's too complicated for anyone but Volvo fans to understand. I say XC should be a trim level (like it was) and crossovers to have an A range (à la the Volvo Adventure concept which turned into the XC90).
      • 7 Years Ago
      The weakest point of Volvo is its engines, they are all too old fashioned when you compare them with the new comers.
        • 7 Years Ago
        And Volvo doesn't have one hyper-mpg car on the lot. Where's the electric, diesel or electric-diesel with a plug?


      • 7 Years Ago
      "Clearly, however, Volvo sees future profits by filling out it's small car lineup....."

      Wasn't just a week ago that AutoBlog was telling us that Volvo expected to drop the smaller models and concentrate on upscale, luxury models?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Makes sense given the great reviews CUVs like the Tiguan have been getting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      want.