It’s official: Volvo has done a really initial automobile in a U.S. Copies of a 2019 Volvo S60 are now rolling off a line during a automaker’s new plant in South Carolina.
The next-generation midsize sedan will arrive in Volvo dealerships in a U.S. after this year. Volvo will trade half a sedans built during a plant to other countries, with tellurian deliveries commencement in open 2019.
The South Carolina trickery is a usually plant around a universe that will build a S60. The 2.3-million-square-foot site facilities a physique shop, paint shop, car estimate center, bureau building, and final public facility. Soon, it will also embody Volvo Cars University, that will yield training and care growth for a Volvo team.
The sedan sits on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture like a midsize siblings, a V60 and XC60. A series of engines will be accessible in a market: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 250 hp, a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 316 hp, and a plug-in hybrid creation 400 hp. All of these powertrains are interconnected with an eight-speed involuntary transmission.
Right now, a South Carolina trickery is usually producing a S60. But Volvo will supplement prolongation of a second model, a next-generation XC90, in 2021. With dual indication lines, a automaker will be means to make 150,000 cars a year during a plant.