The first customer-bound V90 rolled off the production line only weeks after the first S90 premium saloon was built. This means all new models in the top-of-the-line 90 series, based on Volvo’s in-house-developed modular vehicle architecture (SPA), are now being produced in Sweden.
Volvo has almost doubled its staff numbers at the Torslanda plant in the past two years,The company has also hired approximately 1,000 engineers over that period, and continues to recruit in its R&D department.
“Taking the new V90 into production is an important milestone for Volvo,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars. “We have invested heavily in preparing the Torslanda plant for building SPA vehicles and it is encouraging to see the positive response to the new 90 cars. We are going from strength to strength, as our transformation plan continues to bear fruit.”
Last month, Volvo officially launched its global small car strategy by revealing two concept cars based on its new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). Specially created for smaller cars, CMA will underpin the next generation of Volvo’s 40 series cars. The first new car on CMA is expected to be launched in 2017. The next-generation cars in Volvo’s 60 series will be built on SPA.