Next-gen Volvo XC90 due in 2021, S60 in 2018, made in US, hybrid only?

When the Volvo XC90 was first introduced to the world back in 2014, it single-handedly revitalised the Swedish marque, paving the way for a fruitful future for its new owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH). Today, Volvo Cars have announced that the next-generation XC90 is set for debut in 2021.

Volvo has expressed that the new large-sized premium SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina; bringing its total investment in US manufacturing operations to over USD 1.1 billion (RM4.64 billion). The new investment is said to create 1,900 new jobs to support the production of the new Volvo XC90.

Prior to the all-new XC90, the South Carolina plant will first commence production of the next-gen S60 sedan in 2018. Said plant will have an annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles when it goes fully operational. Volvo has also confirmed that the US assembled XC90 will be exported to other markets.

Earlier, Volvo has announced that all their cars from 2019 onwards will be hybrids, suggesting that the new XC90 will feature electrified powertrain – Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids and possibly a pure electric option too.


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