Economy, Auto

Volvo Exports SUVs to Iran

Volvo Exports SUVs to IranVolvo Exports SUVs to Iran

Volvo, which is better known for its heavy-duty vehicles and buses, has exported 208 passenger vehicles during the first six months of the current Iranian year (started March 20).

According to Iran’s Customs Administration, the total value of imported Volvo vehicles was 369 billion rials ($12 million). The brand has introduced only one model during this period, the popular XC90 SUV.

The XC90 is a handsome, square-jawed Swede striving to offer more efficiency and safety than its rivals while adding a dose of Scandinavian flair.

Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder uses turbocharging and supercharging to create 316 hp and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic.

An 80-hp electric motor joins the party in plug-in hybrid models. There’s room for seven in the interior, with deeply comfortable seats as well as Sensus, Volvo’s new infotainment system.

Although the Swedish multinational manufacturing company still has a little share of less than 1% of Iran’s imported auto market, the company’s share is growing gradually.


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