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Volvo Torslanda Plant Celebrates 50 Years, Adds New Wing, Capacity

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/24/2014 Alex Nishimoto

Volvo's Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden has been building cars for 50 years, and the company is celebrating the milestone by reinvesting in the facility with a new plant that will eventually build 800,000 cars a year, including the new XC90.

Producing 800,000 cars a year is a huge jump from the 200,000-unit annual capacity the facility currently boasts, which is why it's Volvo's long-term goal. In the nearer-term, the automaker is aiming for 300,000 cars a year thanks to a new 258,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The building includes a body shop, which will manufacture the next-gen XC90 SUV launching the first quarter of next year. © Provided by MotorTrend

The new plant, part of Volvo's $11 billion transformation plan, was inaugurated on the same day as the original Torslanda facility in 1964. Since that day, the plant has churned out more than 6.8 million cars, including such iconic models as the Amazon, P1800, 200-series, and 700-series. The factory currently produces the S60, V60, V70, XC70, S80 and XC90. 1964 Volvo Amazon Torslanda production© Provided by MotorTrend 1964 Volvo Amazon Torslanda production

Check out photos of the Torslanda plant's cars in the gallery below. Which classic Volvo is your favorite?

Source: Volvo

1964 Volvo Amazon Torslanda production© Provided by MotorTrend 1964 Volvo Amazon Torslanda production
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