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      11-29-2016 10:47 AM #51
      ^ That interior is so beautiful. I think we're at the point where consumers are open to auto interiors that incorporate unique finishes and materials - wool in particular could be really interesting.
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      11-29-2016 02:19 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I'd rather they've invested in researching materials that don't require killing animals.
      They have done that for a long time, I love the T-Tec in the older Volvos like the 40-series. Similar to the Tesla offering.
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      11-29-2016 02:24 PM #53
      Having seats attached from the sides would be awesome. I must have 30$ of change stuck under my seat.

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      11-29-2016 02:41 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI_CH View Post
      Having seats attached from the sides would be awesome. I must have 30$ of change stuck under my seat.
      Yeah, but I question their ability to hold fat people up.

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      11-29-2016 02:46 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      ^ That interior is so beautiful. I think we're at the point where consumers are open to auto interiors that incorporate unique finishes and materials - wool in particular could be really interesting.
      Mercedes was actually looking into wool and silk prior to the launch of the W222. Not sure if they're still investigating its use...the big issue is durability.
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      11-29-2016 02:47 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by MancUnited1 View Post
      Which is why I keep coming back to the brand. You would think that if BMW was going to use a faux leather, they'd find one that was nicer than the stuff they're currently using.
      Their Dakota leather isn't really all that great either, for the record.
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      11-29-2016 10:06 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by MAGICGTI View Post
      They have done that for a long time, I love the T-Tec in the older Volvos like the 40-series. Similar to the Tesla offering.
      Good to know. With advances in plant-based leather it is only a matter of time before a car manufacturer picks one of suppliers.
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      02-17-2017 10:35 AM #59
      It's so good

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      02-17-2017 10:41 AM #60
      All we need is a volume seller (XC40, too much to ask for C30 successor? ), and we have a brand people!
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      02-17-2017 10:45 AM #61
      Maybe that's a lower trim model as it looks more premium than luxury. I like it though.

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      02-17-2017 10:49 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Unilateral Phase Detractor View Post
      Maybe that's a lower trim model as it looks more premium than luxury. I like it though.
      Yeah, it has the base instrument LCD display, not the full one.

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      02-17-2017 10:50 AM #63
      I sold Volvos for a little while, and I really love and respect them. however, I don't think i'd ever buy one just because the front headrests are so tall they are a hindrance for rear seat passengers....I know they are safer, but they really are a little too tall...I hate 'em...

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      02-17-2017 12:13 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      I sold Volvos for a little while, and I really love and respect them. however, I don't think i'd ever buy one just because the front headrests are so tall they are a hindrance for rear seat passengers....I know they are safer, but they really are a little too tall...I hate 'em...
      I used to work in a Volvo store, and man, I hated when people complained about that

      Every single person who complained about the front headrests would put the front seat in the WEIRDEST position. I always wanted to say, "Would you actually drive the car sitting like this?"

      And anyone who complained about visibility from the rear seats, I would have to physically stick in the back and point out that the rear seats are several inches higher than the front seats, and visibility is actually excellent. Plus, you are allowed to look somewhere besides straight ahead into the seat in front of you
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      02-17-2017 12:19 PM #65
      I did feel it was a mistake to stick to such a tall headrest....of course Volvo has always had top-notch safety, but in this case I think they should have relaxed their standards a little....

    16. 02-17-2017 12:41 PM #66
      I completely disagree that Volvo should ever relax any safety standards. And their headrests are infinitely more comfortable for me as a tall guy..

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      02-17-2017 12:54 PM #67
      What kind of MSRP are we looking at for these? Low $40K?

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      02-17-2017 01:03 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by M5WannaBe View Post
      What kind of MSRP are we looking at for these? Low $40K?
      Probably the same or slightly more expensive than the current XC60, so yeah: low $40ks
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    19. 02-23-2017 11:45 AM #69
      A few images with less plastic, we only have a week or so before this is shown in Geneva, hopefully.






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      02-23-2017 01:49 PM #70
      I know people will complain this will look too much like the XC90 but I'm sure it'll be a hit.

      Replacement for the current XC60 couldn't come earlier. Drove a D5 Auto with the old diesel five a couple of weeks ago and that thing feels old.

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      02-23-2017 02:49 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Benzina! View Post
      I know people will complain this will look too much like the XC90 but I'm sure it'll be a hit.
      Eh, people will complain about anything

      The current Volvo styling language is excellent; I'm glad to see it on all their cars.

      Plus, every BMW, every Audi, every Mercedes, etc uses the same styling language. It's called brand identity. And now Volvo finally has it---just in time, too
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      02-23-2017 02:57 PM #72
      This is really looking fantastic, and definitely different enough from the XC90
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      02-23-2017 03:01 PM #73
      Does any one else use a dual color blind spot indicator besides Mercedes?

      It first turns orange then red. I don't think I have seen that on other brands.

    24. 02-24-2017 10:03 AM #74
      First teaser...


    25. 02-24-2017 10:04 AM #75
      Compare to XC90


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