Volvo has announced that it has started exporting the Volvo S60 to Europe from its plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina. This is the first time that Volvo’s US plant has exported the S60 to Europe.
Volvo expects to build 50,000 vehicles a year at its plant in Ridgeville and at least half of that production will be exported to Europe.
“We began commercial production of the S60s just six short months ago here in South Carolina, and we’re excited to be building cars for customers around the world,” said Jeff Moore, vice president, Manufacturing, Americas. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide.”
In addition to shipping the S60 to Europe, Volvo also plans to export the S60 to Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, plus 93 countries, including in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific (excluding China).