Sweden – After 12 years and more than 636,000 units, the OEM today stopped manufacturing a model which it claims “revolutionised the global SUV sector”. The last vehicle made at Torslanda will join the Volvo Museum collection in Gothenburg.
The XC90 was launched with a range of five and six-cylinder engines, all transversely mounted in accordance with Volvo’s powertrain concept. The range was extended in 2004 with the V8 aluminium engine, which was combined with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Volvo will start making its replacement XC90 at Torslanda in January next year but will continue to produce the original model at its new plant in Daqing, China. The Volvo XC Classic 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,” commented Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice-president Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.