A Volvo executive said that the automaker will export the Chinese-built, long-wheelbase S90 sedan to Europe and the United States while offering it in the Chinese market.
The stretched S90 will be assembled at Volvo's plant in the northeast China city of Daqing.
Last week, Volvo's China sales chief, Yuan Xiaolin, announced Volvo's plans to export the sedan during a press briefing at the Chengdu auto show.
When asked about the plans, a spokesman at Volvo's headquarters in Sweden told Automotive News Europe in an email that no decision has been made on S90 exports from China.
The S90 is a key model for Volvo as the automaker seeks to position itself to take on German premium marques BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
In Europe, the model is built at Volvo's plant in Torslanda, Sweden, according to the Automotive News Europe plant assembly map.
The vehicle is expected to hit the Chinese market late this year. Yuan did not indicate when Volvo would begin exporting the S90.
The long-wheelbase S90 will be the fifth Volvo vehicle produced in China. The XC60 crossover and the long-wheelbase versions of the S80 and S60 are built at Volvo's plant in Chengdu, while the first-generation XC90 is produced in Daqing.
The S90 will be the second Volvo model to be exported from China. The Swedish automaker ships the stretched S60 from its Daqing plant to the United States.
In the first eight months of the year, Volvo sold 54,496 vehicles in China, up 10 percent from the same period last year.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report