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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 13:25   #1
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I had ordered an XC40, having had a good look at one in Copenhagen, and driven one in the U.K., but frankly, even though it is a very good quality motor car, the boot is just too small for me, and I would suggest, ‘most Disabled customers’ ?

Perhaps if they introduced the sliding rear seat, like in the Tiguan, or even the BMW’s ( even as an option ) it would then accommodate mobility equipment better, especially for shorter journeys?

Unfortunately I now have to think again as I now need more equipment to be carried?
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Here we go then, time to take cover- i have ordered a new factory build VW Tiguan , with a lot of kit on board, but it could take 32/33 weeks to arrive, and in the meantime I continue leasing the XC60!


The Tiggy has a 60/40 split rear seat squab , each portion of which slides independently up to six inches, still leaving a fair bit of legroom in the back , and the 40/20/40 split backrests recline individually.

With the seats up the boot holds between 560 & 615 L . of luggage compared to the XC 40 at 432 L.

Still a Current Volvo owner for the next 7-8 months, and then VW for 2-3+years, then ?????
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Just on boot space I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this with the Tiguan as the VW method for assessing boot space includes the floor space beneath the floor ie where the spare wheel is located. With everything removed, ie struts carpet etc.

Unless I am mistaken the Volvo measurement is simply the space you see when opening the boot. The first generation xc60 would have a 850L boot using the VW method. It’s worth reading the print magazine of what car. When they do car group tests they often state boot literage then show the actual dimensions with a ruler, VW group cars always have the largest L value, but smaller internal dimensions. Either they bend the laws of physics or they are giving you a meaningless comparison.

Best seen in first hand however.
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Just on boot space I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this with the Tiguan as the VW method for assessing boot space includes the floor space beneath the floor ie where the spare wheel is located. With everything removed, ie struts carpet etc.

Unless I am mistaken the Volvo measurement is simply the space you see when opening the boot. The first generation xc60 would have a 850L boot using the VW method. It’s worth reading the print magazine of what car. When they do car group tests they often state boot literage then show the actual dimensions with a ruler, VW group cars always have the largest L value, but smaller internal dimensions. Either they bend the laws of physics or they are giving you a meaningless comparison.

Best seen in first hand however.



You’re probably close to the mark regarding the measurements and how they take them, and report them, but (and this is coming from a 5 times New Volvo owner who has been waiting patiently for the arrival of the XC40 ) I use a different way of measuring , because of a ‘specific purpose ‘ need i.e, I actually took my mobility scooter and rollator with me & tried them together in each of the cars.

During this test, with the parcel shelves removed , the Tiguan won ‘hands down, especially when the flexibility of the sliding reclining rear seats make adjustments for different sized pieces of kit so easy, & make the car so practical .

I wish it had been the XC40 coming out a winner for my needs, but it just could not compete!

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I too am leaving the fold. As the XC60 is no longer on the motability scheme, I have done a lot of research into what car will grace my drive next.
I have looked at the XC40,Tiguan, Kia Sportage, BMW X1, Ford Kuga, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Kodiaq and the Skoda Superb estate.
In the end, I decided against the SUV type car and am about to order a Skoda Superb SEL EXecutive 1.4 act DSG estate with lots of options. Reason for this is boot space for my scooters etc. It also comes well specced and the up front payment is quite reasonable - hence the options choices. I probably will not get the new car until at the earliest mid October, so will still be in my XC60 till then.
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I have the Tiguan SEL DSG, with the sliding reclining rear seats, which makes the boot area so flexible for carrying mobility equipment, so sister car to yours.

I also have a number of extras including Park Assist, but the one thing that I have found invaluable is the fully auto opening closing tailgate- it is just so convenient !

Just given up my second XC 60 - one of the very best cars available in my opinion, certainly the very top end of all the cars I have had since 1964. but at £40,000 ish, far too expensive for me, now that I’m retired!

I ‘m sure that you will enjoy the Skoda and make the most of the summer in the 60!

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