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Regular readers should be plenty familiar with the trend in the Chinese market towards long-wheelbase versions of the luxury sedans we have here. It's just what high-end customers in the decentralizing economy look for. And European automakers have been only too glad to oblige.

BMW, Audi, Porsche and Infiniti have all recently stretched their existing luxury sedans to lure new buyers in the rapidly developing Chinese market, and now word has it that Volvo is following suit with a long-wheelbase version of the S60.

The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker already produces a stretched version of the S80 in China, but has reportedly found little success. The hope is that the S60 – which for all its positive attributes does not have a particularly spacious rear bench – will plug that gap better in long-wheelbase form.


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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      For a country where the average height of a person is 5ft4, they sure do need a lot of legroom ;)
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        [blocked]
        Steve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        right on buddy
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's called an S80, you morons!
      Mr. Sunshine
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chinese-owned Swedish automaker... still sounds weird. 2012 really is the end of the world!
        Justin Shaw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mr. Sunshine
        not weirder than when Ford owned British automaker Jaguar
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      NOT NEWS!!!!!!!!!! Nobody cares.