During a recent interview with Automotive News, Volvo CEO Fredrik Arp said using more parts from Ford's North American supply base is an option. "If we are sharing components and platforms, then we don't need a huge site of our own," Arp explained. "But if we have our own components and platforms or share with Ford of Europe, then we have to go it alone."
A Ford official, however, claims there are no plans for assembly of Volvos in North America but said a comprehensive review is underway.
Volvo is not alone in its decision to increase its U.S. involvement. Mercedes-Benz and BMW started operations across the Atlantic years ago and soon we’ll be able to add Volkswagen to that list as well.