The automaker hopes the facility will help it meet customer demand for both internal-combustion and electrified powertrains, the latter seen for the first time in the brand with the Bentayga Hybrid SUV.
The SAIC Volkswagen plant is scheduled to start ID. model production at the same time as a plant belonging to the FAW-Volkswagen JV in Foshan, resulting in a combined capacity of 600,000 units per year.
With these three subsidiaries, Daimler says it is strengthening its customer focus and increasing the group’s agility. The parent company will be responsible for governance, strategy and control functions.
The Volvo sub-brand says test drives can be conducted on-site, deliveries can be scheduled to home or office addresses and there is no held stock to steer buyers away from their own preferred vehicle configuration.