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Volvo to Hire 1300 More Workers to Build 2016 XC90

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/16/2014 Kelly Pleskot

Volvo will add 1300 workers at its Torslanda factory in Sweden to prepare for the all-new XC90, which arrives next year.

These workers comprise the plant's new third shift that will begin work during the first quarter of 2015. Thanks to the expansion, Volvo will employ a total of 4600 people at the factory by early next year, up 40 percent from previous years.

The hiring spree complements a new body shop at the Torslanda factory that increases annual production capacity to 300,000 cars in the short term and up to 800,000 cars in the long term. Volvo is in the middle of an $11 billion transformation plan that will help reinvigorate the brand's product lineup.

After teasing the product for months, Volvo finally revealed the 2016 XC90 in August. Along with softer lines and a redesigned grille, the XC90 will sit on an entirely new SPA platform that will underpin a number of other Volvo cars in the future. The XC90 arrives with two Drive-E engine options, including a gas-powered 316-hp T6 engine and a T8 engine paired with an electric motor good for a combined 395 hp. An online sale for the 2016 Volvo XC90 First Edition models showed significant demand for the new SUV, as all 1927 units of the limited-edition vehicle sold out in 47 hours. 2016 Volvo XC90© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volvo XC90

While its sales may be struggling in the U.S. this year, Volvo's global numbers are increasing this year. Volvo expects full year sales to reach 470,000 cars globally, an all-time high for the company.

Source: Volvo

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