Volvo starts Chinese production of XC40 in multi-brand Luqiao plant
As of this week, XC40s for the Chinese market are built at a manufacturing plant in Luqiao (Shanghai), which is owned by Geely and operated by Volvo.
Doing so brings XC40 production closer to the Chinese market and follows earlier production increases to meet XC40 customer orders.
The Luqiao plant already builds the 01 SUV sold by Lynk and Co, Volvo’s sister brand which it co-owns with Geely. Separately, Polestar, the electric brand co-owned by Volvo and Geely, announced this week it will build the fully electric Polestar 2 fastback in Luqiao as of next year.
Until now Volvo Cars’ Ghent plant in Belgium has been the sole production site for the XC40, which has sold over 100,000 units globally already.