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XC60 2018 Spare Wheel

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Old Jun 30th, 2019, 10:40   #11
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The designer and/or exec who sign off on a car that cant accomodate a full size spare need to be stranded somewhere very hot or cold with a lesser diameter spacesaver 200km from a workshop.

Sheetmetal changes would be trivial to fit a spare with the same diameter.

Should be manditory for ncap 5 star rating.
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Old Jun 30th, 2019, 20:20   #12
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The designer and/or exec who sign off on a car that cant accomodate a full size spare need to be stranded somewhere very hot or cold with a lesser diameter spacesaver 200km from a workshop.

Sheetmetal changes would be trivial to fit a spare with the same diameter.
Maybe, but the car manufacturers have different goals to achieve in today’s eco world we are in - that of selling a car with lower CO2 data of which the weight of the car is a major contributing factor.
Hence almost all base cars today a low weight puncture repair tube of gunk which obviously saves a good 20kgs.......and it’s that base car that is used to measure the car’s CO2 data.......
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Old Jul 2nd, 2019, 11:47   #13
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Maybe, but the car manufacturers have different goals to achieve in today’s eco world we are in - that of selling a car with lower CO2 data of which the weight of the car is a major contributing factor.
Hence almost all base cars today a low weight puncture repair tube of gunk which obviously saves a good 20kgs.......and it’s that base car that is used to measure the car’s CO2 data.......
All reasonable points, but why not provision for a full size spare when there is space and no weight penalty to do so?
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