With Volvo in Chinese hands, with a new Volvo plant in Chengdu “more or less completed,” and a second assembly plant in Daqing to come online in late 2014, there have been reports in Europe that Volvos may soon come from China instead from Sweden. Not true, Volvo’s production chief Lars Wrebo told Automobilwoche [sub]. However, “other markets” than Europe could get the Made-in-China Volvos.
Volvos destined for Europe will continue to be assembled in Europe, Wrebo said. Components, especially electronic parts, will come from China. Nothing earth-shattering: Other cars have long been filled with Made-in-China parts.
Unspecified “other markets” than Europe may receive made-in-China Volvos, said the production chief. Currently, all of Volvo’s Made-in-China cars are destined for the Chinese market. Sure, GM had said the same.