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    Volvo's Owner Says There Will Be A Flagship


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    September 24, 2013

    Despite Volvo CEOs Stefan Jacoby and Hakan Samuelsson saying a flagship sedan isn't a good idea for the brand, Geely's chairman Li Shufu has been pushing for it for awhile. Shufu's pestering seems to be working as he told Chinese media last week that Volvo will be building a flagship.

    Tentatively called the S100, the sedan will utilize Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) architecture and be much longer and luxurious than the S80. The S100 will be built and sold in China. Shufu didn't say if the S100 would be exported.

    Shufu also didn't mention what would be powering the S100 would could present a problem. Volvo has announced they would be dropping their five and six-cylinder engines in favor of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. A four-cylinder flagship sedan really isn't doing any favors, even if it is producing 400+ horsepower.

    Source: CarNewsChina.com

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    Wow. I don't understand the appeal of any of the current Volvos and why anybody here would want to buy one. I don't think a 4-cylinder flagship will help any.

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    4 cylinder flagship can still sell in China were those type cars are mostly chauffeured. Cadillac has an XTS with the Turbo 4 and I believe bmw does too.

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    I, for one, am interested in Volvo cars and would consider buying one, though it competes with other options I'd buy instead. Still, I hope it does well with the new modification.

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    WRONG WRONG WRONG, The Chairman is an idiot to not fix the product line first before pushing to have a flagship model.

    Slow death for Volvo.

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