Volvo plans to sell Chinese-made cars in United States

AutoAssociated Press

Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, says it plans to export cars made in China to the United States.

A public relations manager for Volvo, Chen Yu, said Monday the cars would be exported from Volvo factories in China. Chen said she had no details on when shipments would start or a sales target.

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China's domestic automakers export to Latin America, the Middle East and other emerging markets. A handful of vehicles have been exported to the United States but Chinese automakers have yet to satisfy U.S. emissions and safety standards for mass-market sales.

Volvo was acquired in 2010 by Geely Holding Group Ltd., which also sells cars under its own name. Since then, it has set up two assembly lines and an engine factory in China.