Volvo C20 And Volvo S90, The Models That Will Increase The Swedes Sales
Geely hopes that Volvo to be able to sell until 2015 approximately 600,000 units per year. For this, the Swedes will release C20, a rival for Audi A1 and the S90 sedan.
Although they promised that they will not influence the Volvo evolution, the new owners from Geely seem to express their own ideas on the Swedish models. Li Shu-Fu, the CEO of the Asian Group, said that he wants to contribute in coming next years to increase the Volvo sales, the Swedes being forced to extend their range if they want to count on the auto market.
If last year, the Scandinavians have delivered 335,000 cars at worldwide, in 2011 the new owners hoped to reach an annual sales figure of 400,000 units, based on the intake and the income expansion on the Chinese market.
The Geely president plans not stop here. Li Shu-Fu wants an annual sales figure of 600,000 units until 2015, but to achieving this goal is need of fresh forces. Volvo can count on the new Volvo S60 and V60, but will need a competitor in the small segment where there are already Audi A1, Mini and maybe in the future, Saab 92.
The model name will be C20 and will be promoted as the safest small class competitor, a balance between security and premium features. Volvo will use also by a top model, the admiral ship S90, already anticipated by the specialty press. The model will compete with cars like Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8, also relying on the safety and comfort.
On the Offroad segment, Volvo remains only with XC60, barely after a few years is scheduled a compact SUV, called XC30.