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Volvo deliveries continue growth behind locally assembled models
Automotive News China | 2018/2/9

Volvo Car Corp.'s China sales advanced 38 percent to 11,537 vehicles in January on robust demand for three locally built models. 

The company¡¯s sales growth was led by the new XC60 crossover as well as the S90 and S60 sedans, said the Swedish carmaker, a unit of China¡¯s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.

Volvo didn¡¯t disclose sales results of individual models in China last month.

China is Volvo¡¯s largest market. Because of robust sales in China, Volvo¡¯s global deliveries jumped 22 percent from a year earlier to 43,439 vehicles in January. 

In China, Volvo assembles the XC60 crossover and S60 sedan at a plant in Chengdu in southeast China¡¯s Sichuan province, and the S90 and the XC Classic SUV in Daqing in Northeast China¡¯s Heilongjiang province. 

Last year, Volvo started building the XC40 crossover at Geely¡¯s newly constructed plant in Luqiao in east China¡¯s Zhejiang province. The Volvo XC40, which shares a production line with Geely¡¯s Lynk & CO-badged compact crossover at the Luqiao plant, will go on sale in China later this year.

Volvo continues to expand output in China. In November, it began constructing a separate assembly plant in Chengdu to produce vehicles for Polestar, its new high-performance EV brand. The factory is slated to launch output in mid-2019.

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