GERMANY – This year, Germany holds the position of third-largest market in the world for Volvo Car Corporation, following the United States and Sweden, Volvo Cars’ home market. The fate of the Swedish, premium-brand automotive manufacturer, which celebrated its 80th birthday last year, is controlled in Germany by Volvo Car Germany GmbH based in Rodenkirchen in Cologne.
There are currently approximately 200 workers employed at the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volvo Car Corporation. In Germany, Volvo Cars has an extensive distribution and service network currently featuring 323 sales sites and 69 establishments dealing exclusively with servicing.
Over the past half a century, the Swedish automotive manufacturer has established a reputation for safety, unique design, and technical innovation. The most recent example of this is the new Volvo XC60. The all-wheel-drive crossover model combines the versatility of the Volvo XC range with the dynamics of a sport coupé. The release of the Volvo XC60 onto the German market in autumn 2008 means that Volvo’s range of cars will now encompass 10 series and 84 model variants.