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Old 07-05-2018, 04:54 PM
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Someone's a fanboy, Lordy! The XC40 has an artificially low base price that rises sharply with options. Volvo--the brand--was always a near-do-well, also-ran, European brand that never equalled BMW and Mercedes. Now with Geely calling the shots that gap is likely to remain.
Ah the classic "Fan Boy" scapegoat, always handy when it's exposed that you have done no research and are speaking from emotion rather than facts.

That's not what the industry is saying and the sales are already beyond Volvo's predictions so the money is talking too.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:31 PM
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Ah the classic "Fan Boy" scapegoat, always handy when it's exposed that you have done no research and are speaking from emotion rather than facts.

That's not what the industry is saying and the sales are already beyond Volvo's predictions so the money is talking too.
Agreed. Sales are sales; I think Volvo is quite pleased with the performance of the XC40 thus far. Who cares if they aren't equalling MB or BMW (which is quite subjective and depends on how you're looking at the competition)...they're doing just fine regardless.

In any event, the status of the XC40 is quite irrelevant to this conversation. The T-Cross isn't coming to the U.S.; we're getting the Taruk (or whatever they end up calling it) that China is also getting. So you two can keep going tit for tat if you want, but it really has nothing to do with the T-Cross anyway (and if you're comparing things, you should be comparing the T-Roc to the XC40, not this thing).
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:59 AM
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http://www.autobild.de/bilder/vw-pol...703.html#bild1

German magazines start driving prototypes;




Looks quite different to the teasers IMO, much less say planted, but somehow tall and narrow with small wheels, dare I say developing market model like (more Ford EcoSport than anything else, proportion wise). Still, being a VW; people (in Europe) will buy it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:06 PM
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They styling makes it look like model year 2000.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:05 PM
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They styling makes it look like model year 2000.
Which means it'll fit in perfectly w/ every other VW product....
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:55 PM
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Which means it'll fit in perfectly w/ every other VW product....
Indeed...dull...boring..forgettable...DOA

Rumor is that the new Passat is getting a name change to "Passe".
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:54 AM
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new set of official renders...





source: autoweek.rs


it's funny, how the discrepancy of its dull,boxy "in metal" appearance to what we can see on renders, sets rather "meaningful relation" between the slogan written on that prototype doors and the "acronym" of starting letters on its registration plate ...
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:14 AM
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As you point out, we already know that in metal it looks super dull and dated (after all, they released those pics few posts before), so why bother with a new set of overdone and unrealistic renders? The discrepancy here is even worse than with Hyundai/Kia, the other master of overly optimistic renders....


Also the interior looks like every other small VW recently, and knowing the material quality of the larger quite expensive T-Roc, we know that we shouldn't expect any magic here as well...
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:52 PM
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And no doubt dealers in the USA will be told "Oops, we made it too expensive for the USA". And maybe that is just as well given that the Atlas and Tiguan are not good enough to draw the volume necessary to be competitive in their respective segments.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:27 PM
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the render actually ALSO look dull and boring?

Get it together, VW! Argh!
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