Volvo’s Made In The U.S.A. S60 Coming To Europe

Volvo has begun exporting the all-new S60 from its plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina, to Europe.

The cars will arrive at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge to connect with distribution centers in Ghent. From there, they will be redirected to retailer networks in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Bulgaria.

Throughout 2019, new S60 models will also make their way into Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, plus 93 other countries including the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region – excluding China.

“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,” stated Volvo’s manufacturing VP for the Americas, Jeff Moore. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide.”

Volvo expects to produce nearly 50,000 vehicles at its Ridgeville plant this year alone, over 50% of which will be exports. In 2022, the plant will begin producing the next-generation XC90 SUV, with a capacity to build 150,000 cars per year.

The 2019 Volvo S60 shares a modified version of the SPA platform, safety tech and infotainment system with its V60, XC60 and flagship 90-series siblings, and stands as a direct rival to the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Lexus IS.

 

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  • Pedro Pereira

    That title gave me a headache…

    • Eunos

      As usual. I think those titles are made by someone translating something via google translate

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Loquacious Borborygmus from the UK is believing that you are correct.

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    Europe won’t be too happy

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      Good!

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        American vehicles are rated very poor under the chinese

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          “American vehicles are rated very poor under the chinese”

          Here we go again with your terrible punctuation and sentence structure, it is like reading a something a 5th grader would write. I think what you were trying to say is:

          “American vehicles are rated very poorly, even lower than Chinese vehicles.”

          Now that we’ve got that out of the way.

          Please provide your proof that Chinese vehicles are better. You’re not going to find any.

          Chinese vehicles are bottom of the barrel garbage according to the Australians and Russians who buy them. They’ve got terrible reliability, get terrible reviews, and people only buy them because they’re cheap and have no other option.

          Chinese vehicles are trash.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Typing properly and using correct punctuations on the internet doesn’t make you smart at all, libtard. How many times am I going to repeat this to you? It’s like talking to an attention insecure boy with mental disability. Tell me, do you finally got a girl or is it hard for you to get one since you love getting my attention. It seems to please you a lot sexually.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Stick to driving ford and waste your rent money on repairs, you deluded moron.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          Still waiting on your proof…..

          Still waiting on your reading comprehension, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, and grammar to improve as well…..

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Do you know how to research or not? It’s seem you’re not capable of doing that. Like i said before, you don’t base on someone’s logic on their typing, you moron. Keep embarrassing yourself kid.

    • dumblikeyou2

      A Chinese owned, Swedish named car by way of the USA. Your concerns are moot.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        You people comment anytime i left my post here. American reliability isn’t good.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          This vehicle is assembled in the US, you fool. That doesn’t make it an “American” car.

          LOL.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Why didn’t you respond back on the kia telluride article libtard? Don’t tell me you got nothing to say and i exposed your BS talk. LOL keep embarrasing yourself, kid.

          • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

            I did.

            You keep on saying that I’m embarrassing myself and calling me a kid but all you’ve proven is that you don’t know how to read, just like a kid.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            You did and i responded back. You just keep taking L’s whenever i rebuttal your BS that you always make up. LOL You are a kid because you act like one.

          • Tostik

            The assembly process is a very important part of car production, and this new plant provide jobs for US workers. Also, the assembly of Volvos in the US will mean more US-made parts in Volvo cars. Your attempt to minimize the Volvo plant in South Carolina fails.

  • Bo Hanan

    Very bland design that will not age well. Mostly due to Volvo being so happy with it that it’s making all their cars look the same. And even the ripped-off BMW 3-Series profile doesn’t help it.

    • Dude
      • Bo Hanan

        Best looking Volvo’s have came and went.

    • alexxx

      What are you smoking?!

    • vvmdrf

      Lol. Get your eyes adjusted – if you’re looking for a current line-up that wont age well, look at Lexus. The new S60 is absolutely timeless and elegant.

      • Bo Hanan

        Regardless- the XC90 is a handsome car. Unfortunately, Volvo used that design on all of it’s following models. 1 design spread over all its cars & SUV. Volvo should have taken the XC90’s design and create variations of it for all its other models. Mercedes does this well. Audi & BMW are just learning how to do this.

        • vvmdrf

          Brand identity. Mercedes does not do this well at all. C/E/S are the exact same design just different size. I think what you are describing is what they have already achieved – XC40 and XC90 are completely different designs yet still retain the language. Perhaps the online images don’t translate well but the S90 and S60 have very obvious differences when you see them side by side in person.

          • Bo Hanan

            We disagree.

    • exeptor

      Look, and in particular car design, is a subjective matter, but I agree here – the current XC90, S90 and V90 promised to be a great looking in pictures, but in reality they are somehow too generic. They have some beauty, but I think that in 10 years they will be really dated. In my eyes the current design is not timeless (as some older models are – P1800, 850, 240 series, 760, etc.) at all.

      • Bo Hanan

        100% agree!

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    I’d rather have a vehicle built in the US than one manufactured by a communist regime with a corrupt government with absolutely no IP protection.

    • Kagan

      the problem is that us is the same and predecessor of the named country.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        The US is led by a communist regime that oppresses people and encourages IP theft?

        False.

    • mattjelonek

      Sweden or China?

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      someone is very hurt. LOL

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