Published on December 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Volvo Car Group China announced that November sales in China were up 69.4 percent compared with the same period last year. The sales number over November stands at 5995 cars. Sales over January-November were 54.461, up 44.7% compared with 2012.
Published on November 28, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Volvo and its Chinese owner Geely are considering export of the new Volvo S60L to the United States as an additional model to the standard Volvo S60 sedan. The Volvo S60L debuted last week on the Guangzhou Auto Show and will be hit the Chinese car market next month.
Published on November 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Volvo S60L will be launched on the China car market on December 13, price will start around 220.000 yuan. The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60, it is extended by 8 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back.
Published on November 21, 2013 by W.E. Ning
This is the brand new Volvo S60L sedan, seen on the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show. The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60, it is extended by 8 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back. The Volvo S60L will be launched on the China car market in December. Price will start around 220.000 yuan.
Published on November 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first live shots of the new Volvo S60L, the stretched variant of the Volvo S60. The Volvo S60L will officially debut on Friday on the Guangzhou Auto Show, but we couldn’t wait that long. One gray example was spotted when it was being prepped on the Volvo booth in the exhibition hall.
Published on November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang
Geely found the way up again with very good numbers for October. The company announced it sold 55.785 vehicles last month, up 15 percent compared with 2012.Geely’s Emgrand brand enjoyed strong demand for its EC7 compact sedan, sales surged 36 percent year-on-year to 20,275 units in October.
Published on November 7, 2013 by Joey Wang
Mass production of the new Volvo S60L has started in China, the S60L will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month. Volvo officially released this photo with a lot of happy people but sadly no other photos of the car.
The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60, it is extended by 8 centimeters in the middle to create more legroom for passengers in the back. The S60L is manufactured in a new Geely-funded Volvo factory in Chengdu in central China.
Published on October 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Volvo desperately wants to launch the S60/V60 PHEV hybrid in China to cash in on the emerging lust for high tech premium hybrids. However, Volvo’s PHEV is powered by a 215hp 2.4 liter turbo diesel mated to a 50hp electric motor. Diesel engines are forbidden in most Chinese cities, hybrid or not.
Volvo will therefore develop a new PHEV variant based around a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The new PHEV is expected to arrive on Chinese shores in late 2014, priced around 300.000 yuan. The PHEV will be imported in to China, unlike the new petrol powered Volvo S60L sedan that will be made locally in a brand new factory. Local production of Volvo hybrids will commence further in the future.
Published on October 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The first good spy shot of the passenger compartment of the Volvo S60L in China, showing a lot of extra legroom. The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60, extended by 8 centimeters in the middle. The S60L will be made by the new Geely-funded Volvo factory in China.
Published on October 16, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing that Geely is working on an extensive facelift for the Geely Emgrand EC7, it is expected to be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014. The facelift includes new bumpers, new lights, a new grille, and an updated interior.