Volvo S60 Inscription Is U.S.-Bound By Way Of China

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It's been sometime in the making now, but Volvo has its first Chinese-built export ready to find new homes in the U.S. The 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription has arrived at the Detroit Auto Show, and it's engineered to make sure everyone inside is comfortable. We can thank the Chinese and they're love of long-wheelbase sedans for this one.

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The 2016 S60 Inscription is basically an expansion on what already makes Volvo such a beloved brand by its fans. These are cars designed with safety as a top priority, and this latest S60 is no exception. Luxury, however, has been added into the mix here, and so has interior volume. Based on the S60 L sold in China, rear-seat occupants of the S60 Inscription have plenty of space thanks to the class-leading accommodations.

From there, Volvo has imbued the S60 Inscription with an upmarket feel thanks to the walnut and metallic trim surfaces. Paired with the accent lighting, it should provide for a relaxing cabin space.

The idea of such an export first started popping up back in 2011. Volvo then started to ramp up its production levels in China thanks to the efforts of its parent company Geely. The production levels should rise towards 250,000 vehicles by the year 2018. Additionally, should the S60 Inscription sell strongly, you can then expect to see more Chinese-built vehicles heading your way.

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There's no question that other automakers will be eyeballing this move and its results. If they can cut production costs without affecting the quality they're producing, there would be no reason not to entertain such a move.

Sales of the S60 Inscription commence this summer.

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