Built at the CFMA Chongqing plant in China, the S80L aims to be a true flagship for the brand and enhance the perception of Volvo in the China.

Volvo has announced a long-wheelbase version of the S80 sedan will be produced for and built in China.

Built at the CFMA Chongqing plant in China, the S80L aims to be a true flagship for the brand and enhance the perception of Volvo in China. In 2006 Volvo started to build S40's in China and after the success of that sedan, the company felt confident in promoting a strategy of local manufacture for the Chinese market.

The new sedan is a full 14 cm longer than a standard S80 and builds on Volvo's commitment to safety and quality. It features larger more comfortable rear seats and boasts high levels of standard equipment.

The Chinese marketplace has a host of extended versions of foreign sedans, Audi recently released an extended version of the new A4 and the Volvo S80L will most likely compete with long-wheelbase versions of the Audi A6, BMW 5-series and the STS based Cadillac SLS.

 

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