Automotive News Canada | Urvaksh Karkaria | 01/27/2020

Volvo Cars’ first battery-powered vehicle, now called the XC40 Recharge P8, has generated “several thousands of firm orders” globally, even though production won’t begin until the second half of the year, the automaker said last week.

The all-wheel-drive compact crossover is expected to arrive in U.S. and Canadian stores in the second half of next year. A Volvo spokesman declined to say how many of the sales orders are from U.S. customers. The spokesperson didn’t break down orders by country.