Volvo extended its model offensive with the debut of its second-generation XC60 midsize SUV at last month’s Geneva auto show. Later this year the automaker will unveil the XC40 SUV, the first in an all-new range of compact-sized vehicles. Those models follow the 2015 arrival of the award-winning second-generation XC90 large SUV and sister models such as the V90 station wagon and S90 sedan.
Volvo is also rapidly expanding its global manufacturing footprint by adding factories in China and the United States.
The automaker’s $500 million U.S. plant in South Carolina, where Volvo will make the S60 sedan, will start production next year.
Volvo’s network in China has grown to three plants from zero at the start of the decade. Its facility in Daqing, northern China, is its global hub for S90 output while existing and future 60-series cars such as the XC60 will be built in Chengdu, central China, and production of Volvo’s 40-series vehicles will take place at a plant under construction in Luqiao, southeast China.