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Published on November 7th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volvo Cars’ Global Sales Up 3.7%, Led By China

China once again became Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) number one market in October with 5,086 retail sold cars, representing an increase of 50.1 per cent. The best-selling model was the Volvo XC60 with 2,321 sold cars. China also was the second biggest market for the V40 model, after the Netherlands.

In Europe, the Netherlands continues to be the growth driver thanks to a high and stable demand for the attractive low-CO2 versions of the Volvo V40. The Netherlands is also the biggest market for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid with close to 1,000 sold cars in October alone.

Volvo 2014 XC60

The V60, V70 and XC60 are the top three Volvo models in the Swedish market where Volvo again captured more than 20 per cent share of the total market and thereby retained its leadership on the Swedish market. In the United States, the new model year 2014 versions boosted sales of the S60, S80 and XC70 models and a total of 3,919 cars were retail sold in October. The US was also Volvo Cars’ biggest market for the S60 and XC90 models.

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

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

 October January – October
 20122013Change 20122013Change
China3 3895 08650,1% 34 09448 46642,2%
USA4 1963 919-6,6% 55 78452 112-6,6%
EU20*21 32620 434-4,2% 188 389181 434-3,7%
 of which Sweden5 5085 084-7,7% 41 52041 409-0,3%
Rest of World5 9326 68812,7% 69 26564 832-6,4%
TOTAL34 84336 1273,7% 347 532346 844-0,2%

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in October with 9,954 sold cars (2012: 8,974), followed by the Volvo V40 for which deliveries reached 7,259 cars (6,228). Including the Cross Country version, the V40 reached 9,489 sold cars. The third best-selling model was the Volvo V60 with 5,170 cars (4,857).

Volvo 2013 V40

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