SANTA BARBARA, CA – Before Volvo Car’s first-ever SUV hits the U.S. market, company executives are focusing on what it will be worth in a few years as a used vehicle. It may seem premature to discuss future residual values at a new vehicle’s launch. But it reflects how important those are to manufacturers, especially premium car companies such as Volvo that depend heavily on residual-driven leasing. Volvo expects to move nearly 40,000 units of its new XC90 car-based SUV annually, mostly ...

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