On March 31, the last Volvo S60 rolled off the assembly line at Volvo Cars Ghent. The ‘historic car’ was a Sapphire Black model with a 5-cylinder gasoline engine headed on its way to a customer in Taiwan.
During the years 2000-2009, the Volvo Cars Ghent plants built a total of 578,292 units of the S60, making it one of the longest running Volvo models at the plant.
“The Volvo S60 was an important model for Volvo Cars Gent,” says managing director of Volvo Cars Ghent Derek Jessiman. “Now we will focus on a flawless launch of the new S60.”
Preparations for the new S60 are underway with production to begin in Ghent in 2010. The new model will share its technologies with other Volvo models including the S80, V70, XC70 and XC60.
– By: The Daily Auto Editor