In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Are all these cars mentioned in the posts 100% Volvos (ie: not
The V40 and XC90 are rebadged, but the others have a true Volvo pedigree.
The V40 was originally developed jointly with Mitsubishi and was a
variant of the Mitsubishi Carisma. The current model, the V50, is based
on Ford's C1 platform, derived from the current Focus, which also
underpins the next Focus, the Focus C-MAX and the Mazda 3. Volvo calls
it P1 (for Premium).
The XC90 SUV was the first joint Volvo-Ford undertaking and was released
in 2003 model year. Ford took control in 1998. The v8 version is
strongly Ford influenced.
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.