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- Volvo Car Group announces October retail sales: Volvo Cars’ global sales up 12.6 per cent, growth in China, Europe and US

K1600 139143 Volvo V40 Cross Country

Volvo Car Group announces October retail sales:

Volvo Cars’ global sales up 12.6 per cent, growth in China, Europe and US

  • Global sales of 40,680 cars, up 12.6 per cent versus October last year
  • Volvo Cars’ 16th consecutive month of growth
  • Year-to-date sales of 379,880 cars, an increase of 9.5 per cent versus 2013

Volvo Cars posted a 16th consecutive month of retail sales growth in October, with China, Europe and the United States all recording a sales increase compared to October 2013.

China, Volvo Cars’ largest market, reported October sales of 6,917 cars, up 36 per cent versus October last year and the accumulated sales result for the first ten months of the year has already passed the full year result for 2013. The Volvo S60L sedan was the best-selling model followed closely by the XC60 crossover.

K1600 141637 Volvo XC60   K1600 145629 The 2015 Volvo V60 Plug in Hybrid R Design

In Sweden, Volvo Cars sold 6,609 cars, up 30 per cent from the same month last year. The market share was 22.3 per cent with four Volvo models on the top 10 list of best-selling cars.

Volvo Cars continued its strong performance in Europe in October, where sales rose 12.1 per cent versus October last year. The UK market was the main growth driver where sales of the Volvo XC60 more than doubled versus last year. Germany and all Southern European markets also reported positive developments. The V40 remains the best-selling Volvo model in Europe, helped by its strong and class-leading line-up of Drive-E engines.

K1600 147906 Volvo S60 R Design   K1600 152472 Volvo XC60 model year 2015

The United States was up by 1.4 per cent to 3,972 cars making it Volvo Cars’ third-largest individual market in October. The Volvo S60 and XC60 models were the best-selling models during the month.

“It’s very encouraging to see that all of our top five markets reported growth for the month which is a clear sign of a strong product offer,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars. “I’m also looking forward to see the reactions on what we will reveal at the upcoming motor shows in Los Angeles and Guangzhou this month.”

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

October January – October
2013 2014 Change 2013 2014 Change
China 5.086 6.917 36,0% 48.466 65.827 35,8%
USA 3.919 3.972 1,4% 52.112 47.828 -8,2%
Sweden 5.084 6.609 30,0% 41.409 49.374 19,2%
Western Europe* 14.854 16.652 12,1% 134.084 147.500 10,0%
Other markets 7.184 6.530 -9,1% 70.773 69.351 -2,0%
TOTAL 36.127 40.680 12,6% 346.844 379.880 9,5%
*excluding Sweden

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in October with 11,895 sold cars (2013: 9,954), followed by the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country for which deliveries reached a total of 9,981 cars (9,489). The third best-selling model was the Volvo V60 with 5,977 cars (5,170). Sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volumes section of the Global Newsroom.