Volvo Sales Growth Up 9.3% in July!

  • Global sales of 41,681 cars, up 9.3 per cent

  • Continued strong performance in the US market

  • 14 months of consecutive sales growth

Volvo Cars continued to gain momentum globally in July and posted a 9.3 per cent increase in retail sales for the month, selling 41,681 cars. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver globally, while the XC60 continues to be the best-selling model overall. Global growth for the first seven months was 10.3 per cent.

The United States was Volvo’s biggest market in July, reporting a sales increase of 52.3 per cent versus the same month last year. Retail sales amounted to 8,556 cars. The new Volvo XC90 was the best-selling Volvo model in the US, with the XC60 in second place.

Sales of Volvo cars in China amounted to 6,171 cars in July, up 5.8 per cent versus the same month last year. The best-selling cars were the locally produced Volvo XC60 and S60L models.

The new Volvo XC90

Sales in Europe as a whole amounted to 20,502 cars, up 0.1 per cent. The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in Europe, while the new XC90 represented most of the growth for the month.

Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group is as follows:

July

 

January – July

2015

2016

Change

 

2015

2016

Change

China

5,832

6,171

5.8%

44,124

46,859

6.2%

USA

5,617

8,556

52.3%

34,984

45,210

29.2%

 

Sweden

4,782

4,246

-11.2%

37,242

40,701

9.3%

 

Western Europe

15,693

16,256

3.6%

109,091

118,652

8.8%

 

Other markets

6,204

6,452

4.0%

44,971

46,822

4.1%

 

TOTAL

38,128

41,681

9.3%

270,412

298,244

10.3%

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in July, with 12,623 sold cars (2015: 12,933), followed by the Volvo XC90, with 7,899 sold cars (4,533). The Volvo V40/V40 Cross Country was the third best-selling model, at 7,835 cars (7,098).Sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volumes section of the Global Newsroom.

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