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Volvo developing a C60 Coupe & Golf-sized hatchback - report

 Volvo developing a C60 Coupe & Golf-sized hatchback - report
Volvo V40 R-Design

Company aims to get big by going small

Volvo recently started developing a small platform with Geely and new details are starting to emerge about the vehicles that will be underpinned by the new architecture.

Automobile Magazine says the first model will be an entry-level XC40 that will slot between the V40 Cross Country and the larger XC60. It will reportedly compete with the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.

Shortly after the XC40 is introduced, we can expect a five-door hatchback that is roughly the same size as the Volkswagen Golf. The model will reportedly be more spacious than the S40 and is designed to battle the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series sedan.

More interestingly, the company is reportedly considering a C60 coupe that would be based on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA). Little is known about the model, but it reportedly draws some styling cues from the iconic P1800.

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Comments (7)

 HEMI426 HEMI426
Make a new car for 20 centimeters? Since the focus is also about the same length, you can also call the v40 a golf competitor. I'd like to see a 1 serie sedan
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May 2, 2013 3:39 pm
 spitfireengineer spitfireengineer
I thought the V40 was Volvo's proposal in the sub-segment of the A3, 1 Series and Class A. It is based on the current Focus, wich is a Golf competitor, and it too is an hatchback. Seems odd that they're going to make a car they already have in their range.
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May 2, 2013 5:53 am
 mmsameh mmsameh
Isn't the V40 Already a Golf Competitor, maybe it's the Fiesta they are after not the Golf
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May 1, 2013 9:49 pm
 AG4 AG4
The fairly new V40 is the same size as a Ford Focus hatchback... I believe that makes it almost Golf-sized since a Golf is just a bit shorter than a Focus hatch.
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May 1, 2013 5:47 pm