Spy Shots: China-made Volvo XC60 is getting Ready for the Chinese auto market
Published on May 14, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first spy shots of the China-made Volvo XC60 testing on Chinese roads. The Volvo XC60 will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year, debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in October. The Volvo XC60 is the second Volvo to be manufactured in China after the Geely take-over, the first was the Volvo S60L that was launched on the China auto market in December 2013.
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 245hp and 350nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The Chinese XC60 has the same size as the European XC60, but Geely is considering a stretched variant especially for the Chinese market. The next Volvo SUV to be made in China is the current Volvo XC90 followed by a compact SUV based on the Volvo V40.