Originally Posted by polarbear
Couple of notes: the Volvo S80 (where the 500/Freestyle platform comes from) is being replaced with a new model/platform. Best guess is that's where the new Freestyle platform is coming from. The major difference is size- it should be slightly larger than the current vehicle, but still use most of the mechanicals from the current car. Rumor (from a good source) is the name will be changed to "Fairlane."
Forgot to say thanks polarbear for sharing this information. Very interesting stuff. It will be fun to watch how these models evolve -- even if they don't evolve the way I think they should.