Volvo has announced plans to add 1,300 jobs in order to boost production as a result of an increasing demand.

Volvo has announced plans to add 1,300 jobs in order to boost production as a result of an increasing demand.

Good news coming from Sweden where local automaker Volvo will be adding a third shift at its Torslanda factory in Gothenburg to meet a very strong demand for the second generation XC90. We remind you all 1,927 units of the First Edition were sold in just 47 hours and it seems the regular versions are already proving to be a big success.

Volvo will be hiring no less than 1,300 workers representing an increase of almost 40 percent to 4,600 at the factory where currently the combined production rate stands at 300,000 units per year for various other models such as the S60, S80, V70 and XC70.

In the first nine months of the year Volvo managed to boost sales by 9 percent to 339,200 units and by the end of the year that number is estimated to increase to approximately 470,000 cars which would be a 10 percent increase compared to 2013 and at the same time an all-time record. Volvo's plan for the following years is to continuously increase sales and hit the 800,000 mark by 2020.

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