In a move that seems almost inevitable, Volvo has said that it is looking at locally assembling more models in its product portfolio. The Chinese owned Swedish automaker in October began local assembly of its flagship XC90 SUV at its plant outside Bengaluru and going forward, it will add more models to assembly line.
Given that this is a model adopted by its rivals and has been quite successful for them for more than 10 years now, it only seems logical for Volvo to go down this road. The automaker has said that the cars under consideration are the SPA underpinned models. This list includes the S90, XC60 and a little more unconventionally, the V90 Cross Country. The former two were expected, while the plan for the V90 Cross Country comes as a bit of surprise when you consider that it is a niche product.
The company has also hinted that it will bring only electrified vehicles to the Indian market starting 2019. The list will include all forms of hybrids as well as pure electric vehicles, although in what order these will show up is yet to be ascertained.