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02-02-2008, 07:51 AM
Errrrr, yeah :confused:
This is about 2 to 3 years old now. Talking about the new XC which was released 6 months ago. They were talking two years in the future
in thiis video.

Never saw a Volvo tailgate operate like that thou, and not seen any other maker offer it either...

02-06-2008, 05:51 AM
Autocar have an update, pics can be seen on the link below -

Volvoís new XC60 crossover has been caught winter testing inside the Arctic Circle ahead of its launch date early next year.
Although the test car is very heavily disguised, enough detail is visible to know that the production car is going to be very close to the conceptís size and use the same proportions.
At the rear the angle of the hatch can be seen through the cut out in the back of the cladding, along with the lights that clearly echo the shape of the conceptís. The real, lower roofline is also visible behind the extensions to the disguise on the side of the car.
That rear hatch is likely to feature a production version of the conceptís clever split tailgate, in which the lower half lifts out and up rather than folding flat, which takes up less space.
The XC60 will introduce a new look for Volvo, especially at the front of the car where it will use a bolder grille with a more prominent Volvo badge and long, wraparound headlamps. Volvo design boss Steve Mattin described the lower half of the car as having the muscularity of the XC range, with a coupe-like glasshouse on top.
Underneath is a modified version of the V70 platform using XC70 running gear to supply the four-wheel drive system. Off-road capability should be slightly improved on the XC70ís thanks to its greater ground clearance, although the car has been tuned for on-road handling.