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Chinese-Built Long-Wheelbase Volvo S90 Will Come to America

An unconventional chauffeur-mobile

Conner Golden
Sep 8, 2016

Compared to the preferences of U.S. buyers, the Chinese auto market is a strange place. Where our buyers in the luxury segment grab SUVs and executive sedans by the boatload, China maintains a strange fixation with long-wheelbase variants of small and mid-sized sedans from Audi, Mercedes, and BMW. In this pursuit, China-owned Volvo offers a long-wheelbase variant of the new S90 sedan, a car that Automotive News reports will make it to our shores in the near future.

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Automotive News claims this export was announced by Volvo China sales chief Yuan Xaolin at the Chengdu auto show. When AN reached a spokesperson from the headquarters in Sweden, they told AN in an email that no official decision has been finalized regarding the exportation of the S90.

2018 Volvo S90
$48,100 Base Model (MSRP) 23/34 MPG Fuel Economy

U.S. buyers are not necessarily known for their love of long-wheelbase variants, so this comes as somewhat of a surprise. Regardless of sales, Volvo seems intent on spreading the long-wheelbase love, as this isn't the first LWB Chinese Volvo to make landfall in the U.S. The S60 L made its official debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show, and has since made its way to dealer lots.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)

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