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Old 02-23-2018, 09:21 PM
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Not every brand is obsessed with volume above all else.
Said literally no corporation ever, lol.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:46 PM
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Said literally no corporation ever, lol.
just the ones that make a specific number of vehicles, etc. and stop production after that. so, yeah...they've said it every time they do it.
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:56 AM
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just the ones that make a specific number of vehicles, etc. and stop production after that. so, yeah...they've said it every time they do it.
Do you mean for special edition cars? The manfacturer is still making a ton of other cars in addition to the special edition ones, so I would assume that most mainstream makes really do want volume.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:29 AM
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B/c mainstream car companies presumably need volume to be profitable?
They have no need to catch Audi to do that. They made profits of $1.35bn on sales of around 572,000 cars in 2017.

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Old 02-24-2018, 03:48 AM
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They have no need to catch Audi to do that. They made profits of $1.35bn on sales of around 572,000 cars in 2017.
Um, okay? Audi made more than that in the first quarter of 2017. Does any multinational business or CEO really say, "I'm totally happy w/ that I'm making right now, even if other businesses in my field make 4-5x as much?"

I'm not quite sure why this is even a point of debate. If it's not a concern to you if Volvo sells more cars, then that's fine. I don't have strong feelings about Volvo either way, so it's really not a concern to me, either.

But business, in general, usually want to make more $, even if their cash flow is totally sufficient for their needs....
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:13 PM
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Volume is important, but you also need to keep an eye on profit - simply reducing prices to get more volume as some are suggesting here is a rather stupid move and won't work long term.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:43 PM
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Volume is important, but you also need to keep an eye on profit - simply reducing prices to get more volume as some are suggesting here is a rather stupid move and won't work long term.
It is not stupid. It just depends on the chosen strategy (which is obviously not what Volvo has chosen).
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:26 PM
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B/c mainstream car companies presumably need volume to be profitable?
Volvo is very profitable and constantly growing... they are doing excellent work.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:50 PM
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Volume is important, but you also need to keep an eye on profit - simply reducing prices to get more volume as some are suggesting here is a rather stupid move and won't work long term.
Yes, I agree w/ that. Witness what VW has done to itself in the pursuit of volume....
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:08 PM
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Well, actually VW is doing quite well despite the emissions scandal -https://www.reuters.com/article/us-v...-idUSKBN1EI0BF
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