Volvo this week officially started production of the Volvo S60L at its plant in Chengdu, China.
Volvo this week officially started production of the Volvo S60L at its plant in Chengdu, China. The first car to roll off the production line was a Seashell-colored Volvo S60L. The Volvo S60L is a long wheelbase version of the Volvo S60 specifically aimed at the Chinese market and will make its official debut at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 21.
Since the launch of its China Growth Plan in 2011, Volvo has made a lot of progress in China. Growing its business in China and establishing China as its second home market are important elements of Volvo’s long-term strategy and business plan, as the company aims to sell 800,000 cars globally. Sales in China have been strong this year, with retail sales so far up over 40 percent compared to 2012.
“We are truly firing on all cylinders in China,” says Lars Danielson, Senior Vice President Volvo Cars China Operations. “The official start of series production in Chengdu is only the latest of many milestones we have achieved in recent years. Helped by our strong product portfolio, our highly competent organization in China is determined to book many more successes in the future and the outlook for Volvo Cars in China is indeed very bright.”