Mind you, the S60 is the marque's best-selling model in the States. Furthermore, shipping and import costs from China to the United States aren't as expensive as doing the same thing from Sweden, or so says the Scandinavian manufacturer's CEO. The compact executive car in LWB guise starts from 269,000 yuans ($43,900 at current exchange rates), which is a tad more than the US-spec S60 T6 Drive-E FWD, but hey, you're getting 8 centimeters of extra space.
Of course, we expect the Volvo S60L to hold a higher sticker price when it'll come here, but there are other grand things to expect in the near future from the Swedish automaker. First there's the XC90 mid-size luxury SUV, of which all 1,927 First Edition examples sold out in just 47 hours. Then there's the S80's replacement. Mr. Samuelsson told the new model will be a "big step forward."
We expect a number of improvements compared to the outgoing model, including a cabin design inspired by the second-generation XC90 and that it will ride on Volvo's new SPA modular platform. In a recent interview with the American media, Mr. Samuelsson said that the S90 (they'll drop the S80 nameplate) will be launched after Spring 2015. Fingers crossed we'll see the S90 in the flesh later next year.