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Last Volvo S60 rolls off the assembly line in Ghent <p><br>At 4.15am on Tuesday morning March 31, the last Volvo S60 rolled off the assembly line at Volvo Cars Ghent. The historic car - a Sapphire Black model with a five cylinder gasoline engine - is destined for a customer in Taiwan. <br>In total, the Ghent plant has built 578,292 S60 cars during the years 2000-2009.<p><br>S60 is one of the longest running Volvo models in the plant. The highest production volume of the model was reached in 2001 when 108,906 S60 cars were produced.<p>"The Volvo S60 was an important model for Volvo Cars Gent," says managing director of Volvo Cars Ghent Derek Jessiman. "Now we will focus on a flawless launch of the new S60."<p>And preparations for the new S60 model which will enter production in Ghent in 2010 are already underway. The new model will share technologies with other recent Volvos such as the S80, V70, XC70 and XC60. <p>During the coming weeks rebuild of activities in the welding plant will commence to create space and capacity for the new sedan. For example, the present capacity of the floor line will be doubled.<p>Production of Volvo S60 at Volvo Cars Ghent:<p>Year Volume<br>2000 26 051<br>2001 108 906<br>2002 104 484<br>2003 84 908<br>2004 67 929<br>2005 61 838<br>2006 53 188<br>2007 39 347<br>2008 25 436<br>2008 6 205<p><br>The Volvo S60 has received a number of awards during the years:<p>Executive Car of the Year 2007 (Philippines)<br>S60 PZEV Gold medals for best acceleration and emission 2004 (China)<br>Best All-weather sedan $30,000+ 2003 (USA)<br>Europe Car Grand Prix Winner 2003 (USA)<br>Car of the Year 2003 (USA)<br>All-Weather Sedan >$30K 2003 (USA)<br>S60 D5- Best Executive Diesel 2002 (UK)<br>S60 AWD - Best In Class All Weather Sedan 2002 (USA)<br>Compact Executive Car 2002 (UK)<br>Best Safety Equipment, Middle east Car of the Year Awards 2002 (Middle East)<br>Best New Sports Coupé/Sedan 2001 (Canada)<br>Sporty Car of the Year 2001 (Mexico)<br>Tow Car of the Year - overall and best in class 2001 (Netherlands)<br>Best Lease Car of the Year (executive segment) 2001 (Netherlands)<br>Car of the Nation - most desirable new car 2001 (Lithuania)<br>Executive Car 2001 (Lithuania)<br>Most sporty car 2001 (Lithuania)<br>"Utmärkt Svensk Form" - Excellent Swedish Design 2001 (Sweden)<br>Car of the Year - Medium segment 2001 (Estonia)<br>Total Value Award (Near Luxury Car Category) 2001 (USA)<br>Das Goldene Lenkrad 2000 (Germany)<br>L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo "The Most Beautiful Car in the World" 2000 (Italy)<br>Best New Sports Coupe/Sedan over $30,000 2000 (Canada)<p> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br> <br>Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification. <p>To browse this release online, please visit<br><A HREF="https://www.media.volvocars.com/go/907ab567-852a-4d73-b331-40e01ea7ee2a.aspx" TARGET="_blank">https://www.media.volvocars.co....aspx</A><br>Thank you for your interest in the Volvo Cars Subscription Email Service.<p> <br> <br>
 

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Re: [Volvo Cars Media Site] Last Volvo S60 rolls off the assembly line in Ghentþ (FRANCIS)

A sad day indeed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=116086" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=116086</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't wait for the new R (if they decide to produce it)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>R Design FTW. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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R Design is trash. I don't expect Volvo to produce another or <i>or</i> to keep me as a customer after my R bites the dust.<p>It's not the end of an era, the era which we're all interested in has come and gone.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">R Design is trash. I don't expect Volvo to produce another or <i>or</i> to keep me as a customer after my R bites the dust.<p>It's not the end of an era, the era which we're all interested in has come and gone. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>if they don't make more manuals (preferably R), they will lose me as a customer for sure. base models don't count. importing from canada isn't practical. ... but could i move??? no thats taking it too far.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thank goodness, this car was getting OLD.
 

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Re: [Volvo Cars Media Site] Last Volvo S60 rolls off the assembly line in Ghentþ (baxteR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>baxteR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A sad day indeed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sad, yet happy at the same time. It's the beginning of a new era for Volvo, and hopefully the new S60 does as good if not better than the P2 S60.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't wait for the new R (if they decide to produce it)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Somewhat, but Volvo is long overdue on a new design. Personally I think the new S60 looks good. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I salute you old gal. The current S60 Chassis will be missed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">R Design is trash. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't agree.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.nordicturbo.nl/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/kw-3.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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