• Sign in to follow this  

    Volvo's Owner Says There Will Be A Flagship


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    September 24, 2013

    Despite Volvo CEOs Stefan Jacoby and Hakan Samuelsson saying a flagship sedan isn't a good idea for the brand, Geely's chairman Li Shufu has been pushing for it for awhile. Shufu's pestering seems to be working as he told Chinese media last week that Volvo will be building a flagship.

    Tentatively called the S100, the sedan will utilize Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) architecture and be much longer and luxurious than the S80. The S100 will be built and sold in China. Shufu didn't say if the S100 would be exported.

    Shufu also didn't mention what would be powering the S100 would could present a problem. Volvo has announced they would be dropping their five and six-cylinder engines in favor of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. A four-cylinder flagship sedan really isn't doing any favors, even if it is producing 400+ horsepower.

    Source: CarNewsChina.com

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.



      Report Article
    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

      Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.