- Jun 20, 2009
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Merkavim Mars
Can't all images were under quarantine and we weren't allowed to take pictures or keep any of them. It just looked good and was the size the car should be. Volvo should set up the S80 to compete with the 7 series for size but at half the price. The car looked like 80 grand even though the price point is supposed to be close to the current S80 so 40,000 to 50,000 USD.car to provide something special for the buds?
Dodged a bullet on that one. The ink is barely dry on the sale of Volvo and already the Chinese are meddling. If you have a Ford-years Volvo, hold on to it. I don't think Volvo will be the same again.It seems everyone and their cousin wants a slice of the big pie. Mercedes-Benz has the S-Class, BMW the 7 Series, Audi the A8 and Lexus the LS. Then there's less conventional choices like the Jaguar XJ, Maserati Quattroporte, Hyundai Equus and Volkswagen Phaeton. Even Cadillac's been toying with getting in on the action. But after months ? if not years ? of hemming and hawing, the latest report suggests we not count on a challenger from Volvo any time soon.
The Swedish automaker had been entertaining the notion of jumping into the stratosphere with its own S-Class challenger, but despite the above-pictured Universe concept car unveiled in Shanghai just days ago, the latest reports indicate that Volvo is not, in fact, preparing for an assault on that particular territory.
Word reportedly comes right from the proverbial horse's mouth: that of Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby, whose revelation disappoints the dreams of Li Shufu, the chairman of Chinese automaker Geely that purchased Volvo last year for $1.8 billion. Jacoby says the company needs to focus on its current lineup while laying the cornerstones for new assembly plants in China. What the point of the Universe show car was, then, remains as much a mystery to us as its bulbous front end.
Ah the monkeys at Autoblog at it again, but this time it's Automotive News fault. The Volvo Universe is on the table. A competitor to the S-Class is not. The S-Class is 5,1-5,3 meters. The Universe under 5 meters.http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/27/report-volvo-backtracks-on-flagship-sedan-plans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+weblogsinc/autoblog+(Autoblog)
Dodged a bullet on that one. The ink is barely dry on the sale of Volvo and already the Chinese are meddling. If you have a Ford-years Volvo, hold on to it. I don't think Volvo will be the same again.