The Volvo XC90 has been showing the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 just how things are done as single handily the vehicle has been able to revive the Volvo brand.
Four years ago Geegly, from China, invested $11 billion in the Volvo branding and this caused some eyebrows to raise. Some of the money went towards development of the SPA platform, some went to the new engine plant and this money was well spent.
Two vehicles that have proved this point are the Volvo XC90 and the S90. Sales of vehicles from Volvo have been on the rise year following year and this has been thanks to the XC90, as sales of this vehicle rose by 259% in the US alone.
In four years the Volvo XC90 is going to be the oldest in the line-up due to SPA. The boss of Volvo said that the plant in South Carolina is going to offer up 100,000 vehicles and this should happen by the middle of 2018. We have also heard about autonomous driving linked with Volvo and Uber.
Volvo did do a great deal of research into autonomous driving and they did this with the Volvo XC90. We saw the vehicle out in Pittsburgh being tested.
Three years back Volvo insisted that they wanted to be the top-tier brand name among premium vehicles and they claimed they could sell 800,000 vehicles each year. Up to now they have sold 425,000, which means that sales have been doubled within four years. According to Volvo however the target is still going to be achieved and perhaps the Volvo XC90 is going to help them to do this.