Volvo will produce the XC90 from 2021 on its new US plantAutomotive News
Volvo, the Swedish automobile brand, today announced that the SUV XC90 SUV will be the second vehicle to be produced at the plant it is building in the US town of Charleston, South Carolina.
The plant will start producing in the autumn of next year its first model, the saloon S60.
Volvo explained that the manufacture of the XC90 will begin in 2021 and will create 1,900 additional jobs to the 2,000 that are now being hired to start production of the assembly plant.
The addition of the XC90 to the new plant means that Volvo’s total investment in South Carolina will amount to $ 1.1 billion.
The Charleston assembly plant, which will have a production capacity of 150,000 units per year, is Volvo’s first in the United States.
Volvo chairman and CEO Håkan Samuelsson said in a statement that “the Charleston plant will serve both international and US markets and provides a solid foundation for our future growth in the United States and around the world.”
The XC90 is the largest-selling Volvo vehicle in the United States and is currently produced at the Swedish Torslanda plant. Last year, Volvo sold almost 83,000 vehicles in the United States.
The US group Ford sold in 2010 Volvo to the Chinese firm Geely, which controls it today.
THE DIARY – EFE – Washington – 26/09/2017 (Translation Soft)