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I see as many Gen II now as Gen I

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I see as many Gen II now as Gen I

Post by matthew1 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:01 pm

XC90s on the streets here, that is.

They look great. I just ran across this on Car & Driver comments on the Cayenne:
The first generation Cayenne has not aged well.

I'd give the nod to the XC60 and XC90 as the best looking in the segment, especially in their R trim
I agree - Volvo makes the best looking SUVs, hands-down.
Porsche's evolutionary approach with the 911 and Boxster didn't work for the Cayenne. Since the first gen was a cartoonish take on the 911, evolution seems to have to focused on normalization - watering down the awkwardly applied 911 cues - rather than refining something good to begin with.

Volvo, on the other hand, created a striking design language with the first XC90 that only gets better with each variation on its theme. Like an older 911, the first gen XC90 still looks good today.
I agree with these statements.
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Re: I see as many Gen II now as Gen I

Post by June » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:50 pm

+1 and what's not mentioned is how much better the current XC90 drives especially the 2019 up. 2020 seems quieter engine wise. June
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Re: I see as many Gen II now as Gen I

Post by matthew1 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:35 pm

XC90 Sales, US
2002 4,379
2003 35,791
2004 39,230
2005 36,025
2006 33,241
2007 31,358
2008 18,981
2009 10,757
2010 10,119
2011 10,609
2012 9,513
2013 6,845
2014 3,952
2015 12,777
2016 32,526
2017 30,996
2018 31,609
2019 35,760
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