Volvo has received close to 80,000 orders for award-winning new compact SUV; production will be boosted in Europe and China to meet demand
Volvo has announced that it will increase production of the XC40, which has amassed more than 80,000 orders in the months since its sales launch.
Production at Volvo’s Ghent factory in Belgium and Luqiao facility in China will be increased in the first half of 2019, although the brand has yet to disclose by how much.
Building on the XC40’s success, Volvo has also announced that a replacement for the V40 is on its way that’s based on the same Compact Modular Architecture as its small SUV, as well as multiple electric cars based on the same underpinnings.
The S60, due later this year, is the brand’s first car to be launched without a diesel option, while the V60 was its last to be offered with diesel in its line-up.
The XC40’s success comes as little surprise, given the numerous accolades the car has garnered since its launch. It was awarded an Autocar Game Changer at the recent Autocar Awards, as well as being crowned 2018 Car of the Year by our sister title What Car?.