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Hi, I live in New Zealand and just purchased my first XC60 imported from Japan. I love the car but confused as to why there is no spare wheel as the 'moulding' on the trunk carpet is there along with the polystyrene tool kit holder ( minus the toolkit ). I have the 'tyre repair kit' supplied by the dealer which I'm not overly enthused about, so any ideas ?? Thanks.
 

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generally the reasoning behind this policy is to reduce the weight of the vehicle, this assists in the fuel consumption and emissions figures, it used to be that a lightweight emergency tyre was installed, that you could ue in an emergency as a spare with limits upon the speed you travelled, but recently it seems they have just gone with a policy of a can of sealant (please note that all car manufacturers seem to think this is ok nowadays. One would have thought that as a potential off roader the XC range would come with a full size spare as standard, but it seems that fuel economy and emissions are the bigger driver for car manufacturers nowadays.
 

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generally the reasoning behind this policy is to reduce the weight of the vehicle, this assists in the fuel consumption and emissions figures, it used to be that a lightweight emergency tyre was installed, that you could ue in an emergency as a spare with limits upon the speed you travelled, but recently it seems they have just gone with a policy of a can of sealant (please note that all car manufacturers seem to think this is ok nowadays. One would have thought that as a potential off roader the XC range would come with a full size spare as standard, but it seems that fuel economy and emissions are the bigger driver for car manufacturers nowadays.
Thank you ,
 
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