The first examples of the Chinese-made Volvo S60 sedans have started shipping towards the United States.
We already know that Volvo will be exporting some of the S60 sedans made in China to the United States but it seems that the action has already begun. According to Automotive News Europe, the models in question are being produced at the company’s plant in Chengdu, the southwest of China, and will be transported to Shanghai for shipment to the United States. The vehicles will be arriving in dealerships across the nation in approximately two months but the exact number of the exports remains unknown at this time.
The models in question have been named the Volvo S60 Inscription and are nothing more than a renamed version of the Volvo S60L (long wheelbase), a body style which is highly appreciated in China. The vehicle has a 3.2 inches increased wheelbase to 112.5 inches and 3.4 inches of legroom have been added for the rear passengers which, according to the carmaker, is apparently the best in class figure. The Volvo S60 Inscription is also getting the 19-inch alloy wheels, the Inscription branded tread plates, the Linear Walnut trim, sunroof, Sensus Navigation package, leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, Sensus Tech package, Harman Kardon audio system and several other goodies, depending on the selected trim level which can be the base, the Premier or the Platinum. The T5 engine, in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, will be offered under the hood.