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Production of Volvo S60 Underway at US Factory

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The 2019 Volvo S60 went into production today at Volvo’s first manufacturing plant in the U.S.
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Production of the 2019 Volvo S60, the first car for Volvo to be manufactured at a plant in the U.S., is officially underway. The automaker’s Ridgeville, South Carolina, manufacturing plant is home to the mass production of the new Volvo S60.

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“We’re proud to launch Volvo’s first American-made car,” said Jeff Moore, Vice President, Manufacturing, Americas. “Our team is dedicated to delivering the exceptional craftsmanship, Scandinavian design and dynamic feel that defines the Volvo brand.”

The South Carolina manufacturing plant, the most recent plant to be added to Volvo’s manufacturing holdings, features a paint shop, office building, vehicle processing center, body shop, and final assembly facility. The automaker has plans to feature Volvo Cars University at the 2.3-million-square-foot facility in the future. The South Carolina plant will also be responsible for the manufacturing of the next generation XC90 in 2021.

The 2019 Volvo S60 is available at eight trim levels: T5 FWD Momentum, T6 AWD Momentum, T5 FWD R-Design, T6 AWD R-Design, T8 AWD R-Design, T5 FWD Inscription, T6 AWD Inscription, and T8 AWD Inscription.

The new S60 is one of the most exciting Volvo cars we’ve ever made,” said Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “It is a true driver’s car that gives us a strong position in the U.S. and China sedan markets, creating more growth opportunities for Volvo Cars.”

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American Volvo dealerships should be ready for the new 2019 S60 later this year with sales hitting the global market in the spring of 2019.

See the Volvo S60 in production below: