Press Release
Date of issue   Oct 03, 2013 | ID: 134044

Volvo Car Group announces September retail sales:

Volvo Cars global sales up 13.5 per cent, strong growth in Europe and China

 

  • Strong September sales of 40,952 cars, up 13.5 per cent versus last year
  • Third consecutive month with sales growth
  • Positive momentum continues, boosted by upgraded model year 2014 cars and continued sales growth of the Volvo V40 model

 

China became Volvo Car Group's (Volvo Cars) number one market in September with 5,719 retail sold cars, representing an increase of 48.6 per cent. The best-selling model was the Volvo XC60 with 2,482 sold cars – a new sales record for an individual month – while the V40 model also supported the continued growth in the Chinese market.

 

The positive momentum in Europe continues with the Netherlands being one of the key markets boosted by strong sales of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid and the Volvo V40. The UK, Switzerland and Spain also performed very well with the Volvo V40 and V60 models explaining most of the growth.

 

The Volvo V40, V60 and XC60 models were the main drivers behind the growth in Sweden, where Volvo continues to be the market leader with close to 20 per cent market share. The United States reported retail sales of 4,188 cars with the Volvo S60 and XC60 models representing the majority of sales.

 

“We are very satisfied with the positive reception of our new products that are now reaching dealerships globally. We are confident that we are on the right track with our global transformation strategy,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars.

 

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

 

 

September

 

January – September

               
 

2012

2013

Change

 

2012

2013

Change

               

China

3,848

5,719

48,6%

 

30,705

43,380

41,3%

               

USA

4,986

4,188

-16,0%

 

51,588

48,193

-6,6%

               

EU20*

18,918

23,391

23,6%

 

167,063

161,000

-3,6%

               

 of which Sweden

3,867

4,701

21,6%

 

36,012

36,325

0,9%

               

Rest of World

8,329

7,654

-8,1%

 

63,333

58,144

-8,2%

               

TOTAL

36,081

40,952

13,5%

 

312,689

310,717

-0,6%

 

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in September with 10,757 sold cars (2012: 9,462), followed by the Volvo V40 for which deliveries reached 8,220 cars (3,063). Including the Cross Country version, the V40 reached 10,683 sold cars. The third best-selling model was the Volvo V60 with 5,969 cars (4,625). Sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volume section of the Global Newsroom.

 

*EU20 includes Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium/Luxemburg, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic

Media Contacts

 

Stefan Elfström

Corporate Spokesman

Volvo Car Group

 

Phone: +46 31 596525

Mobile: +46 31 596525

stefan.elfstrom@volvocars.com

 

   
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