Volvo S60 Inscription: LWB sedan first China-built Volvo for US

China loves long wheelbase version of entry-level luxury sedans. Now, Volvo is taking a punt and bring one of them to the US: the Volvo S60 Inscription.

The LWB Volvo S60L — S60 Inscription for the US — is only made in China; in fact, it’s the only S60 variant currently made in China.

Compared to the short wheelbase S60, the S60L/Inscription has an overall length and wheelbase that’s grown by 80mm (3.2 inches). All of the extra length has been grafted on between the B-pillar and the rear wheels, meaning more space for rear seat passengers.

The Chengdu-made Volvo S60 Inscription will start entering American showrooms from the second quarter of 2015. Pricing and specifications have yet to be fully announced.

Dimensions (metric)

Length: 4,715mm (+80mm compared to the SWB S60)
Wheelbase: 2,856mm (+80mm)
Height: 1,481mm (-3mm)

Dimensions (imperial)

Length: 185.6 inches (+3.2 inches compared to the SWB S60)
Wheelbase: 112.4 inches (+3.2 inches)
Height: 58.3 inches (-0.1 inch)