Torslanda, Sweden – Volvo cars on Friday ended Swedish production of the XC90 crossover, one of its most successful vehicles of the past decade.
Volvo debuted the XC90 on Jan. 7, 2002, when Volvo launched the model at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car went on to win more than 100 international distinctions, including "SUV of the Year" as early as 2003.
After producing 636,143 XC90s, the car world will leave the factory in Torslanda to make room for the next generation of the XC90 which goes into production next year. The last XC90 made in Gothenburg will be driven directly to the Volvo Museum, also located in Gothenburg.
Production of the current XC90 will continue in Volvo's new car plant in Daqing later in the year, under the name of Volvo XC Classic, which will only be sold in China.
“Our all-new XC90 is not just a natural development from an incredibly successful car, it is also an excellent example of the transformation underway at Volvo Cars, both within the company and from a brand perspective,” says Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice president of product strategy and vehicle line management.
Source: Volvo Car Group