Report: Chinese-made elongated Volvo S60L to come stateside

Volvo was rumored in the past to be sending one of its first Chinese-made models to the US: the new long-wheelbase Volvo S60L and it’s apparently going to happen as early as next year.

Volvo Car Group’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, shared the news as production of the S60L began in Chengdu, China. The normal S60 still gets its assembly completed in Torslanda, Sweden. Now, this may or may not be a bad thing because Chinese quality control can be spotty at best, despite being under the supervision of the Swedish. So there’s a bit of an underlying fear that the S60L may not be built as well as its twin in Sweden.

Regional assembly does matter–remember the stories with Volkswagens made in Mexico versus their other market vehicles from Wolfsburg?

The Volvo S60L would also mark the US’s first ever China-built model sold in the US.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews


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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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