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Giant

V40 & XC40 Concepts

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...tchback-electric-concept-unveiled

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...o-xc40-crossover-concept-revealed



Frank Bullitt

I like them both, but the XC40 has me interested.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Frank Bullitt wrote:
I like them both, but the XC40 has me interested.

Me too
Blarno

Nice to see a return to the notchback shape of the Mk3 Escort.
Giant

The V40 looks a bit high riding, but I really like it other than than. Could be an option to replace the Astra in 2.5 years.
PG

Giant wrote:
The V40 looks a bit high riding....


Agreed. It looks like a saloon body on SUV underpinnings. Whereas the XC40 concept looks much better - I like it.
Michael

Blarno wrote:
Nice to see a return to the notchback shape of the Mk3 Escort.


Indeed. Presumably fell out of favour due to packaging inefficiency. I'm trying to think who might have produced the last, or indeed still does and can only think of the Hyundai Accent.
boc70

Michael wrote:
Blarno wrote:
Nice to see a return to the notchback shape of the Mk3 Escort.


Indeed. Presumably fell out of favour due to packaging inefficiency. I'm trying to think who might have produced the last, or indeed still does and can only think of the Hyundai Accent.


Skoda Superb?

Anyway, it might be inspired by the notchback shape of the Volvo 343 hatchback, which predated the Escort.  Which would be 'different' in terms of classic influences...
Michael

I was thinking more the C segment but you're right, the Octavia is there.
boc70

Saloon-shape Skoda Rapid as well? (more of a in-between segment model there)

If so, it's odd that they do the Spaceback as well...
PhilD

boc70 wrote:
Michael wrote:
Blarno wrote:
Nice to see a return to the notchback shape of the Mk3 Escort.


Indeed. Presumably fell out of favour due to packaging inefficiency. I'm trying to think who might have produced the last, or indeed still does and can only think of the Hyundai Accent.


Skoda Superb?

Anyway, it might be inspired by the notchback shape of the Volvo 343 hatchback, which predated the Escort. Which would be 'different' in terms of classic influences...


I like nearly every car in the Volvo back catalogue. All of them in fact apart from the 300s.
Giant

PhilD wrote:

I like nearly every car in the Volvo back catalogue. All of them in fact apart from the 300s.


440?
PhilD

Giant wrote:
PhilD wrote:

I like nearly every car in the Volvo back catalogue. All of them in fact apart from the 300s.


440?


You may have me there.
Roadsterstu

PhilD wrote:
Giant wrote:
PhilD wrote:

I like nearly every car in the Volvo back catalogue. All of them in fact apart from the 300s.


440?


You may have me there.


I think the 440 even sits below the 340/360.

I still hanker after an 850R.
DetmoldDick

I think the 1st picture above looks very Saab-like.
Michael

DetmoldDick wrote:
I think the 1st picture above looks very Saab-like.


Really? I'm not sure I see that. The design language of both of them is very Skoda to my eyes.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:
I think the 1st picture above looks very Saab-like.


Really? I'm not sure I see that. The design language of both of them is very Skoda to my eyes.


There's a hint of wrap around screen I guess.

I miss Saab.
Michael

I missed that, good point. Probably reflects badly on me that these days I think Vectra based 9-3 rather than 900 Turbo when I think of Saab.
PhilD

Got a soft spot for those too but what I really want is currently parked outside my flat (and no I'm not talking about the mighty GP!)
Frank Bullitt

Roadsterstu wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Giant wrote:
PhilD wrote:

I like nearly every car in the Volvo back catalogue. All of them in fact apart from the 300s.


440?


You may have me there.


I think the 440 even sits below the 340/360.

I still hanker after an 850R.


440 was a decent car, especially considering what else was on offer at the time. I also was a bit of a fan of the 300 series (more the 360GLT or GLEi) too, I still see one regulatory around here driven by a teenage lad who always drives it well despite it seemingly being modified to be driven sideways.
Nelson

I always liked to 300 range, handsome looking hatch of it's day, remember a neighbour having one, as did she a 440. Aerodynamics of a brick but something about it that appealed.

XC40 has me perked up, not sure about the 3/4's rear vision, that is one haunched up c-pillar, but looks great and I'm sure it will change for the production version.

Any deals at 250-300pm will have me interested
PhilD

PhilD wrote:
Got a soft spot for those too but what I really want is currently parked outside my flat (and no I'm not talking about the mighty GP!)


Here it is:

boc70

PhilD wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Got a soft spot for those too but what I really want is currently parked outside my flat (and no I'm not talking about the mighty GP!)


Here it is:



Have you boxed it in and are refusing to release it until the owner sells it to you?
PhilD

boc70 wrote:


Have you boxed it in and are refusing to release it until the owner sells it to you?


It's actually in quite a tired state so maybe not! Very cool though.
Michael

Is it a Turbo? I do like those much more so than the one that followed.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Is it a Turbo? I do like those much more so than the one that followed.


I believe there is a Turbo badge on the back.
Michael

So, a 900 Turbo then.
Frank Bullitt

L-reg, one of the last and very nice indeed - one of my regrets is not buying a Saab 900 (pre GM), always had a soft spot for them.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

More here:
http://www.carsifu.my/news/volvo-...ed-on-common-geely-platform-video

Not so sure about the rear of the XC-40 having seen these additional images

EDIT: and more here too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufp5KqkRrEw
and here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yTlb8kUdEk
Roadsterstu

Frank Bullitt wrote:
L-reg, one of the last and very nice indeed - one of my regrets is not buying a Saab 900 (pre GM), always had a soft spot for them.


Snap. Old 900 Turbo is high on my want to own list.
PhilD

Roadsterstu wrote:
Frank Bullitt wrote:
L-reg, one of the last and very nice indeed - one of my regrets is not buying a Saab 900 (pre GM), always had a soft spot for them.


Snap. Old 900 Turbo is high on my want to own list.


Not many left if Autotrader is to be believed - maybe people are holding on to them?

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