Volvo dealers are eager to take delivery of more XC90s, says Jim Speck, Volvo dealer council chairman.
There will be a lean supply of XC90s until March. Last year, Volvo had a setback when a ship sank in the English Channel with 400 Volvos on board, many of them XC90s.
After the make meeting, Speck was asked about how Volvo would avoid placing a distressed merchandise stigma on the current S40 and V40 as the vehicles are phased out.
"I'm not sure that we can," he said. "They've cut production way down, but in any phasing-out situation there is going to be some perception" of distressed merchandise.
Speck said the redesigned S40 will be available in March.