The Volvo S90L Is On Its Way From China To The United States
Published on April 13, 2017 by W.E. Ning
The first batch of Volvo S90L sedans is on its way to the United States. Four hundred cars were loaded into a ship in the port city of Tianjin, they will arrive at Volvo dealers in the United States in June. The China-made Volvo S90L will replace the Sweden-made Volvo S90 in the U.S., where it will be marketed as the 2018 Volvo S90, without an L at the end.
Happy faces at the Volvo factory in Daqing where the S90L is manufactured, alongside the Volvo XC90 Classic (a continuation of the previous generation XC90). The Volvo S60L, which is sold in the U.S. as the S60 Inscription, is manufactured in Chengdu.
Most interestingly, U.S. media report that the China-made 2018 S90(L) will be available as T6 and T8 Hybrid. This news has been confirmed by Volvo. These two variants of the S90L are currently not available in China. The T6 can only be had as a Sweden-made import and the T8 is not on sale at all. Since the factory is apparently able to make these variants we expect them to launch in China soon.
The S90L was launched on the Chinese car market in December last year. Price ranges from 369.800 yuan to 551.800 yuan. Engines 190hp 2.0 turbo (T4) and 254 2.0 turbo (T5). The S90L will eventually also find its way to Europe where it will be marketed as a separate model. And to make the circle round it will be sold in Sweden as well.