Volvo Kicks Off Production for its Newest Crossover

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The first 2018 Volvo XC60 has rolled off the production line.

The new crossover is being built at the automaker’s Torslanda plant in Sweden and the first customer-bound car is a T5 Inscription AWD model finished in Crystal White. Volvo said it rolled off the production line just before lunch time.

The model represents about 30 percent of Volvo’s total global sales, and the original XC60 became the best-selling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly one-million units sold globally.

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Riding on Volvo’s SPA platform, the Volvo XC60 is the fourth model based on the company’s architecture, following the introduction of the 90 series lineup in recent years. The car made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, showing off the range-topping T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain with 407 horsepower. In the U.S., the base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder T5 with 254 hp, while shoppers can opt for a more powerful T6 model with 320 hp.

“This is a proud day for everyone at the plant,” said Magnus Nilsson, vice president of the Torslanda plant. “We have worked hard in recent weeks and months to prepare Torslanda for this latest new Volvo model, and now we are ready to start delivering new XC60s to customers.”

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    Looks great! Good job Volvo