Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The last Generation 1 S60 ends production today

From Volvo Media:

"At 4.15am on Tuesday morning March 31, the last Volvo S60 rolled off the assembly line at Volvo Cars Ghent. The historic car - a Sapphire Black model with a five cylinder gasoline engine - is destined for a customer in Taiwan. In total, the Ghent plant has built 578,292 S60 cars during the years 2000-2009.
S60 is one of the longest running Volvo models in the plant. The highest production volume of the model was reached in 2001 when 108,906 S60 cars were produced.
"The Volvo S60 was an important model for Volvo Cars Gent," says managing director of Volvo Cars Ghent Derek Jessiman. "Now we will focus on a flawless launch of the new S60."
And preparations for the new S60 model which will enter production in Ghent in 2010 are already underway. The new model will share technologies with other recent Volvos such as the S80, V70, XC70 and XC60.
During the coming weeks rebuild of activities in the welding plant will commence to create space and capacity for the new sedan. For example, the present capacity of the floor line will be doubled."

The S60 is an incredible machine, and if you are a fan of the first generation S60, then you should check them out at Lehman Volvo. This is coming from an S60 owner, so you know it just isn't a sales pitch.

The S60 is a pretty good deal, and is available as a front-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive, or my favorite a front wheel drive with a high pressure turbo! The 2010 model will be even edgier then the current S60, so now is a good time to claim one of the last original versions if you've been a fan of the design.

Available at Lehman Volvo York

or Lehman Volvo Mechanicsburg

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