Volvo Car Corp., tapping China as a key export hub, launched shipments of the XC40 compact crossovers to South Africa.
The vehicles, loaded on an ocean liner in Shanghai on Sunday, are scheduled to dock at South Africa’s Durpan port in mid-June, Volvo’s China sales company said.
The XC40 also will be exported to other countries, including those in the Americas, Oceania and Asia, the company added.
It is the fourth vehicle Volvo has shipped to other markets from plants in China, following the S60 and S90 sedans and the XC60 crossover.
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