Volvo and Geely bosses have finally reached an agreement to develop an S100 flagship model, following a long period of disputes whether such a model would be feasible.

Volvo and Geely bosses have finally reached an agreement to develop an S100 flagship model, following a long period of disputes whether such a model would be feasible.

The new model is envisioned as an adversary for the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8 and will ride on an enlarged platform of the next-gen S80. It will be manufactured at Volvo's new factory in Chengdu and at this moment it's not known whether Geely and Volvo will sell the car elsewhere.

Sitting on top of Volvo's range, the S100 will be more luxurious and bigger than the China-produced S80L and is expected to carry a considerably higher price tag than the current range-topping model. It will be hard to drive customers away from the German trio but Geely-owned Volvo could benefit from a new clientele who wants something fresh.

Note: Volvo Concept Coupe pictured

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