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Cevoli21
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Post by Cevoli21 » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:13 am

michael123 wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:33 am
Don't know anyone with XC40 younger than 40s
Our daughter (33 years old) has an XC40 B4 R Design Pro
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Post by Rockford » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:41 am

michael123 wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:33 am
Don't know anyone with XC40 younger than 40s
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Post by Chris John » Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:05 am

michael123 wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:33 am
Don't know anyone with XC40 younger than 40s
And how many XC40 owners do you know then?
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Post by ciuncky » Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:12 am

33 here and XC40 T4, your assumptions are dead wrong. 80% of drivers i've seen in London in XC40s must be under 40, with a lot of XC60s and 90s drivers well under 50!
Not to say the 80% in London is a rule or to extrapolate, but still.

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Post by ropetko » Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:49 am

ciuncky wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:12 am
33 here and XC40 T4, your assumptions are dead wrong. 80% of drivers i've seen in London in XC40s must be under 40, with a lot of XC60s and 90s drivers well under 50!
Not to say the 80% in London is a rule or to extrapolate, but still.
The thing is that in most urban areas, especially in country capitals, XC40 drivers will be mostly under 40. Countryside or some poorer countries other than UK, Norway or Luxemburg tend to have a decade older drivers.
I applaude Volvo for targeting the XC40 for younger urban drivers (in tech), not having a family but thinking about one. It is crucial for any brand to target younger audience, because they will probably stick to the brand for couple of decades from now.
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Post by backtobase » Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:26 pm

Just to add another data point, I’m a little over 40, live in London and work in tech. So two out of three 😀

I wonder if/when Volvo brings out the smaller all electric XC20/30 or whatever name they give it if that will grow their appeal further. I’d be tempted by a smaller variant of the XC40.
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Post by ciuncky » Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:46 am

ropetko wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:49 am
ciuncky wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:12 am
33 here and XC40 T4, your assumptions are dead wrong. 80% of drivers i've seen in London in XC40s must be under 40, with a lot of XC60s and 90s drivers well under 50!
Not to say the 80% in London is a rule or to extrapolate, but still.
The thing is that in most urban areas, especially in country capitals, XC40 drivers will be mostly under 40. Countryside or some poorer countries other than UK, Norway or Luxemburg tend to have a decade older drivers.
I applaude Volvo for targeting the XC40 for younger urban drivers (in tech), not having a family but thinking about one. It is crucial for any brand to target younger audience, because they will probably stick to the brand for couple of decades from now.
I think it's a perfect point for new families, or small families with 1, maybe 2 max children. I got the XC40 in preparation of that and now, 5 months after the 2 of us became 3, i can say there's pleeeeeenty of space even with a rather bulky stroller.
backtobase wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:26 pm
Just to add another data point, I’m a little over 40, live in London and work in tech. So two out of three 😀

I wonder if/when Volvo brings out the smaller all electric XC20/30 or whatever name they give it if that will grow their appeal further. I’d be tempted by a smaller variant of the XC40.
You know what, i think i'd jump in on that too. Probably keep the XC40 for longer trips where we need to pack more and then have an electric C20 (i think they dismissed this name too!) for the missus instead of the Mazda 3.
I just feel at times it's hard to navigate London and park with a car as big as XC40 and the reason why we didn't go for 60 or 90, though it offers decent packing space now that we have a baby and certainly more comfy than the Mazda.

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Post by Websta24 » Thu May 05, 2022 11:34 am

michael123 wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:33 am
Don't know anyone with XC40 younger than 40s
Ive only just turned 35 :D

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Post by aj05 » Fri May 06, 2022 8:08 am

Hi Im 73 I was 70 when I bought my inscription pro T5 I have driven Volvos for more than forty years including 850R and v70T5 I chose the xc40 because my V70 was starting to be expensive to run after twenty years of service and due to change in family size and retirement i Idid not need a large estate. I found the xc40 to be a useful size (xc60/90 too large) for my photo equipment and the tech didnt bother me as i build computers and occasionally author websites. I have done low mileage due to corvid lockdown but have found the car good to drive. I dont think I would buy one now due to the chipping away of specs and price rises it is not the good value it was and other manufacturers have caught up

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Post by bigboots » Wed May 11, 2022 10:11 pm

michael123 wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:33 am
Don't know anyone with XC40 younger than 40s
My son loves driving mine, I’m 44 (so a little over the 40) but he is 19, :roll:

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