2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD – Click above for high-res image gallery

When the dust settles on 2010, Volvo anticipates global sales of about 380,000 units. That's probably less than Volvo executives (and the new owners at Zhejiang Geely) were hoping for, but a global slump in auto sales is at least partly to blame. Fortunately, many industry analysts are expecting increased demand for autos in 2011, and Volvo apparently feels that the growing appetite for new vehicles will result in more customers at the local Volvo dealer.

Bloomberg reports that the Swedish automaker is hiring an additional 200 workers to increase capacity at the company's Gothenburg plant. The move will help Volvo increase production from 48 vehicles per hour to 52. That doesn't sound like a huge bump, but over the course of 365, days four vehicles per hour adds up to thousands of additional vehicles. Volvo will reportedly begin hiring soon, with hopes of filling all 200 positions by March.


2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 front 3/4 view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60, rear 3/4 view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60, profile view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60, front view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60, rear view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60, rear 3/4 view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60, rear 3/4 view
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 group shot
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 group shot
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 group shot
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 front detail
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 headlight
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 logo
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 wheel detail
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 wheel
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 side mirror
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 rear detail
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 taillight
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 taillight
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 trunk
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 engine
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 engine
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 steering wheel
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 steering wheel detail
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 steering wheel logo
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 steering wheel detail
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 gauges
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 shifter
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 start-stop button
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 interior
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 exterior detail
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60 rear seats


Photos copyright ©2010 Chris Paukert / AOL

[Source: Bloomberg]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    Share This Photo X