“Shanghai is the perfect place for the world premiere of a superb car that is tailor-made for the most demanding luxury car buyers,” said Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. “This is the next step in the proud history of luxury Volvo sedans. We will listen very carefully to what the Chinese car buyers think of the design. Later, we will also show the Concept Universe in other parts of the world. This brings it into the global context we are aiming for with all our cars.”
Jacoby also announced that Volvo is developing an all-new Scalable Platform Architecture, and that all of its large and midsize cars will eventually be based upon it.