2009 Volvo S80 LWB (China). Click image to enlarge
Guangzhou, China – Volvo Car Corporation has presented the new Volvo S80L long-wheelbase sedan at the sixth Guangzhou Motor Show in South China. The S80L, a version of the S80 sedan, has been locally tailored and specifically designed for the market in China, where it will also be produced.
Volvo released the S40, its first locally-built model, in 2006 to better address the Chinese market and the particular demands of Chinese consumers. Its success led the company to promote a strategy of local manufacture. “Therefore, Volvo made a decision to produce its flagship sedan, the S80, in China, with upgrades to suit the tastes of Chinese consumers and to meet the increasing demand for premium cars in China,” said Dr. Alexander Klose, CEO of Volvo Car China, who unveiled the new design at the show.
The S80L will be built at the CFMA Chongqing plant in China.