The first batch of long-wheelbase Volvo S60 Inscriptions are making their way from the Geely plant in Chengdu, China, via Shanghai to the United States.
Volvo slots a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain into the long-wheelbase version of the S60 luxury sedan for debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, but will only offer it in China for now.
A Reuters story says that Volvo plans to ship a small number of its Chinese-built S60L sedans to the US this year, and that they could be joined by a Chinese-built S90 sedan.
Volvo brings its long-wheelbase S60L to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and gives it the luxed-up Inscription treatment while it's at it.
Just because the penetration of the American automotive market by Chinese brands hasn't quite happened yet doesn't mean that Chinese-built cars are far off. According to a new report, we could very soon see long-wheelbase Volvo S60s that were assembled in the People's Republic arriving on US shores.
At next week's Beijing Motor Show, Volvo is set to introduce a new member of its plug-in hybrid family. The company has had success with the world's first diesel PHEV, the V60 plug-in hybrid, but the new S60L is dubbed a PPHEV. The extra P stands for petrol.