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Volvo Will Export Chinese-Made Cars to America
TTAC ^ | 6/18/2014 | Derek Kreindler

Posted on 06/18/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by nascarnation

Honda may have been the first OEM to bring Chinese-made cars to North America, but their Made-In-China Fit never arrived in the United States. Now, it looks like Volvo will be the first brand to import Chinese-made cars to America.

Reuters is reporting that Volvo will import the S60L (for long wheelbase) sedan to the United States, with volumes of around 10,000 units per year. The S60L is identical to the S60, save for a 3.1 inch longer wheelbase, for enhanced rear seat comfort. Volvo did not confirm which models will actually come to the United States, but a Volvo spokesman confirmed to Reuters that exports from China are indeed planned for Volvo.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: automobile; china; volvo
Interesting combination of geography. Volvo is building derivatives of old Ford platforms (from when Ford owned them) in China and plans to export to the US. Ford sold Volvo to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

No thanks.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 12:46:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nascarnation

A Chinese Volvo? There goes Volvo’s reputation for safety, quality and durability.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 12:48:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Army Air Corps

no thanks X 2


4 posted on 06/18/2014 12:48:20 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: nascarnation

More proof that the world is going down hill.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 12:50:27 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

so....the girl Jerry Seinfeld is dating is NOT Chinese, but his Volvo is?


6 posted on 06/18/2014 12:50:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All

we need to use our best weapon - our mouth

http://www.volvocars.com/us/footer/contactus/pages/default.aspx


7 posted on 06/18/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: nascarnation

Volvos used to have a cult like following because they were durable and reliable. And their turbo models were easily modified to become very fun performers. But these days I think that cult-like following is very much diminished and maybe what’s taken Volvo’s place is the Subaru.

I don’t know, are Volvos still designed and engineered in Sweden and just put together in China?


8 posted on 06/18/2014 12:53:51 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: nascarnation

I’ll bet Volvo wn’t be hamstrung by Chinese labor unions.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 12:54:09 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Army Air Corps
No thanks.

Nej tack.

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10 posted on 06/18/2014 12:54:17 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: nascarnation

The Fits that are imported into the USA are made in Japan. I’ll take that over Chinese-made any day!


11 posted on 06/18/2014 12:58:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: bluedogpdx

Actually after Ford bought them in 99 I’m not sure who/where was the engineering and design. Ford did a fire sale to the Chinese for $5 billion less than they paid in 99.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 12:58:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

I’ve bought,and would consider buying in the future,cars made in the US/Canada,Britain,Germany and Japan.I *might* consider a car made in Italy or South Korea.I’ll *walk* before I ever buy a car made in Mexico or China.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: nascarnation

Also,everything I’ve recently read suggests that Volvo,whose North American market share is now something like 0.5%,will soon be pulling out of this market.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: nascarnation

Yeah, I don’t know that either.

But I was talking to some Volvo people about three years ago and at that time they told me that Sweden was still doing most of the “idea” work on the cars. I’m not sure I believed them but they were pretty adamant.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 1:11:40 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: RegulatorCountry
A Chinese Volvo?

Ford sells Volvo to Chinese carmaker Geely for $1.5 billion
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/money/ford-sells-volvo-chinese-carmaker-geely-1-5-billion-article-1.200482#ixzz351Wbmm1e

August 3, 2010

16 posted on 06/18/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nascarnation

Made in China....and its’ a hybrid....no thanks:

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/volvo-s60l-plug-in-hybrid-concept-news


17 posted on 06/18/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Looks like an older Honda Civic with a Kia Optima front end grafted onto it.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 1:23:57 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yeh - not the best looking.

My wife has a 2007 S60 with 70K miles on it and it has been an outstanding car with little need other than regular maintenance....


19 posted on 06/18/2014 1:39:56 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Army Air Corps

The first time I heard their “Ve are Volvo...of Sveden”, I knew they were Chinese owned.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 2:18:06 PM PDT by RossA
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To: nascarnation
I owned a Volvo 122 sedan in the 60s that had traveled 390,000 miles.
Those Swedes were tough back in their day...
21 posted on 06/18/2014 2:23:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: nascarnation
Chevrolet
Cadillac
Buick
Chrysler
Dodge
Jeep
Volvo

Next!

22 posted on 06/18/2014 3:03:24 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: nascarnation

Turn on the ignition and put it in forward, the thing drives backward for a hundred yards, then breaks down.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 5:57:13 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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