Volvo XC60 will be made in China starting in 2014

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The Volvo XC60 SUV will be made in China, production will start next year. The Volvo XC60 will be made in the new Geely-funded factory in the city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, next to the Volvo S60L that has just been launched on the China car market. The Volvo XC60 will be the first Volvo SUV that is manufactured in China. The China-made Volvo XC60 will be launched on the Chinese auto market late next year.

The XC60 is currently imported with price ranging from 400.000 to 650.000 yuan. The locally made version will be about 25% cheaper. Power will come from the 2.0 turbo T5 four-cylinder with 240hp and the 3.0 turbo T6 six-cylinder V6 with 305hp. The XC60 won’t be the only SUV for very long. Geely and Volvo are also planning Chinese production if the upcoming Volvo XC40, a small SUV based on the successful V40 hatchback.

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