Volvo hasn’t even delivered a single new XC90 to customers but the company is already boosting output by adding 1,300 jobs to its production plant in Sweden to meet growing demand and for models across the range.
In a typical robotic corporate statement Volvo said, “we are expecting to further grow the company’s sales volumes during 2015, creating a need for increased output from the Torslanda plant in Sweden where the new car is to be produced,” Volvo said in a statement.
Volvo’s production plant current makes the S60, S80, V60, V70, XC70 and of course the XC90, a third shift will be added to the plant which has a projected production capacity of 300,000 units annually.
Its been a good time for Volvo of late, sales rose by 9 percent in the first nine months of 2014 and the company expects to sell about 470,000 cars for the year, an overall 10 percent increase on 2013.
Volvo wants to cut a route into the premium luxury road dominated by Audi, BMW and Mercedes and is targeting around 800,000 vehicle sales by 2020.