In a landmark achievement, Volvo Car India’s Bangalore facility jubilantly rolled out its 10,000th vehicle, marking a significant chapter in the company’s journey in India. This milestone is notably crowned by the production of their first Pure electric model, the “XC40 Recharge.”
The journey began in 2017 when Volvo kick-started its assembly operations in India, with the well-received XC90 as the inaugural model. Since then, the Bangalore plant has seen a steady climb in production, with the XC60 leading the charge with over 4,000 units produced. However, it’s the eco-friendly XC40 Recharge that has grabbed the spotlight as the 10,000th car, signifying Volvo’s pivot to electric mobility.
Mr. Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director of Volvo Car India, expressed his pride in this achievement, especially considering the challenges posed by the pandemic over the past three years. “This milestone is not just a number but a testament to our commitment towards luxury mobility in India and the growing consumer confidence in our brand, particularly in our electric offerings,” he stated.
Mr. Gao Feng, Production Head at Volvo Car India, highlighted the plant’s progress since 2017, emphasizing their focus on capacity expansion and skill enhancement, particularly in EV assembly. “Our facility takes pride in being the birthplace of India’s first domestically assembled EV, the XC40 Recharge,” he remarked.
The Hoskote facility near Bengaluru, which began assembling Volvo cars in 2017, now locally produces all models offered in India, including the XC90, XC60, S90, XC40 Recharge, and the newly launched C40 Recharge.
As Volvo Car India rides the wave of success, the production of the 10,000th car, especially an electric model, heralds a new era of sustainable mobility and a firm commitment to the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative.