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Old 08-14-2009, 10:29 PM
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Default Are all Volvos still made in Sweden?

I figured that there would be some folks here that could answer this question. Are any models of Volvos made here in the US? I know many "foreign" makes have some models assembled either here in the US or Canada or Mexico. Any Mexican assembled models ? What about the heavy trucks and heavy equipment that you see everywhere here in California? Thanks
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:38 PM
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you know thats a very good question. I am sorry I am not able to give you a reply at the moment, but I have always wanted to know. Since the Ford took over Volvo in 1999, I have always wondered how this would affect where the volvos would be manufactred, and also whether the build quality would be affected
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:32 AM
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Volvo had a major plant in Belguim (not sure if they still do) that seemed to supply a large amount of global exported vehicles.
Here in Australia for example, pretty much all Volvos are belgium made.

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Old 08-15-2009, 03:48 AM
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2007 manufacturing Numbers:

Torslanda Plant, Gothenburg----------------193,370
Uddevalla (Pininfarina Sverige AB)-----------20,306

BELGIUM, Ghent----------------------------240,192
CHINA, Chongqing--------------------------6,313

TOTAL PRODDUCTION 2007-----------------461,108

Not all models are made in the same area. I think the V70 is one of the only models still made in Sweden???
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:27 AM
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Not sure what is made where but the VIN has a code in it that discloses the factory that the car was produced from. You can go to Volvo's site to check a VIN.

Looking at the sheet below, possition 11 shows the factory that made a specific model:

Pos. 10 - Model Year Code:
  • 8 = 2008 Year Models
Pos. 11 - Factory Code:
  • 1 = Torslanda Plant, Sweden (S80, XC90, V70, XC70)
    2 = Ghent Plant, Belgium (C30, S60, S40, V50)
    J = Uddevalla Plant, Sweden (C70)
Pos. 12-17 - Serial (Chassis) Number:
  • 6-digit number
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