Volvo Ramps Up Production of the S60 in the U.S.

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The several S60 models presented by Volvo in June on the assembly line when it opened its brand new facility in Berkeley County, South Carolina, were just the tip of the iceberg. Nearly two months after the plant opened its doors, the Swedish carmaker said it began mass production of the first car it ever assembled in the U.S.
As per Volvo, the first new S60 models will arrive at local dealerships later this year, and will begin shipping overseas in the spring of 2019.

Built on 1,600 acres in The Palmetto State, the facility joined the Volvo production roster that includes plants in Europe, China, India, and Malaysia.

For the foreseeable future, meaning for the next two years or so, the plant will only produce the S60. In 2021, the next generation XC90 will join it, as will and several other plug-in hybrids, ramping up the numbers to a total of some 150,000 cars produced annually. When it is fully operational, the plant will employ 4,000 people.

“We’re proud to launch Volvo’s first American-made car,” said in a statement Jeff Moore, Volvo VP of manufacturing for the Americas.

“Our team is dedicated to delivering the exceptional craftsmanship, Scandinavian design and dynamic feel that defines the Volvo brand.”

In the U.S., the new S60 will sell for $36,795 including the $995 destination charge for the entry-level T5 Momentum. The top of the range is the T8-engined variant, which will only be available in two trims and sell from $55,395.

There will be three engines available at launch: the 2-liter turbo T5 delivering 250-hp, the T6 supercharged with 316 horsepower and the T8 plug-in hybrid developing 400 hp.

Additionally, a Polestar Engineered package will be made available for the T8-engined car, bringing new lightweight wheels design with Brembo mono-block golden-painted brake calipers and multi-link front and rear suspension fitted with Öhlins shock absorbers.
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