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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 20:45

Volvo’s 1st American Car Factory Starts Mass Production in SC

Written by Peter Brown, Electronics 360
Volvo's first U.S. plant has started mass production of the S60 sedan. Volvo's first U.S. plant has started mass production of the S60 sedan. Volvo

Volvo Cars recently started production on its S60 mid-size sedan from the company’s first American manufacturing factory in Ridgeville, SC.

 

The first cars will arrive at American retailers later this year with global distribution slated to begin in the spring of next year.

 

Volvo has two manufacturing plants and an engine facility in Europe, three manufacturing sites and an engine factory in China and assembly plants in India and Malaysia.

 

The South Carolina factory is 2.3 million square feet and includes a body shop, paint shop, final assembly facility, vehicle processing center, office building and a Volvo Cars University, which has yet to be finalized.

 

The Ridgeville factory will build Volvo’s next-generation XC90 SUV beginning in 2021, and both car lines will be able to produce up to 150,000 cars annually.

 

We thank Electronics 360 for reprint permission.

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