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    Volvo Could Join Coupe SUV Craze With XC50

    Source: AutoVerdict
    February 25, 2018
    by Nick Saporito


    Volvo has trademarked the name XC50, indicating it may be contemplating coupe SUV models. The move would mean the Swedish luxury brand would be joining the Germans in sandwiching coupe-like SUV models between its core SUV lineup.*

    The rumor mill is suggesting Volvo would ultimately like to add additional SUVs to its lineup, but not at the expense of completely its overhaul of its core lineup. Volvo's top priority is to revitalize its entire lineup and then transition all models to offering some form of electrification. Reports out of Europe suggest the company may consider adding coupe SUV models after its two core objectives are achieved, meaning a post-2020 launch.*

    Assuming plans pan out, an XC50 offering would slot between the XC40 and XC60 models. Think of this as Volvo's answer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe; an SUV with a coupe-like greenhouse and perhaps slightly bolder styling.*

    Such a product would be a departure from Volvo's typical strategy, but given global sales trends in favor of SUVs and crossovers, perhaps a departure that comes as little surprise. Though Volvo bosses may want to take note that the German brands have not always spoke highly of their micro-segmented SUVs; at times admitting they have too many.*

    In the meantime, Volvo will be churning out a new S60 sedan next. After the S60, variations of Volvo's new '40 series' products are expected, including a V40 hatchback that will likely be among the first fully-electric Volvo products.*

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    I don't get it....why does being named XC50 mean they are looking into making a Coupe CUV? The other CUV's all carry the "XCxx" nomenclature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adk024 View Post
    I don't get it....why does being named XC50 mean they are looking into making a Coupe CUV? The other CUV's all carry the "XCxx" nomenclature...
    Even numbers = 4 doors odd = 2 doors

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