Press Release
Date of issue   Dec 05, 2013 | ID: 136597

Volvo Car Group announces November retail sales:

Volvo Cars’ global sales up 5.8 per cent, strong growth in China and Europe

 

  • Global sales of 37,945 cars, up 5.8 per cent versus November last year
  • Fifth consecutive month with sales growth
  • China up 69.4 per cent in November

 

With an all-time high sales result for a single month, China was Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) number one market in November with 5,995 retail sold cars, representing an increase of 69.4 per cent. The best-selling model was the Volvo XC60 with 2,673 cars, which also was a record.

 

Sales in Europe grew significantly, boosted by positive developments in several markets such as Italy and Spain where Volvo Cars also performed better than the market, capturing higher market shares versus last year. The Netherlands continues to represent the majority of European growth driven by the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid and the Volvo V40, and Volvo is now outselling all other premium car brands in this market.

Volvo XC60 R-Design

Volvo Cars also strengthened its leadership in the Swedish market, reporting significant growth on a declining market. The United States reported retail sales of 4,233 cars and a decrease versus last year which, however, was the result of some one-time effects that boosted sales to an extraordinary level in November 2012. The Volvo XC60 and S60 carlines were the top sellers and the product offer will soon be strengthened by the introduction of the Volvo V60 sports wagon.

 

“We have now reported global growth during five consecutive months and we are also showing year-to-date growth versus last year. Sweden and China are very strong, Europe shows a positive trend and in the US we now have the right tools to get back on track,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars.

 

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

 

 

November

 

January – November

               
 

2012

2013

Change

 

2012

2013

Change

               

China

3 539

5 995

69,4%

 

37 633

54 461

44,7%

               

USA

6 145

4 233

-31,1%

 

61 929

56 345

-9,0%

               

EU20*

19 003

21 167

11,4%

 

207 392

202 601

-2,3%

               

 of which Sweden

4 714

5 371

13,9%

 

46 234

46 780

1,2%

               

Rest of World

7 177

6 550

-8,7%

 

76 442

71 382

-6,6%

               

TOTAL

35 864

37 945

5,8%

 

383 396

384 789

0,4%

 

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in November with 10,119 sold cars (2012: 9,727), followed by the Volvo V40 for which deliveries reached 7,553 cars (5,470). Including the Cross Country version, the V40 reached 9,795 sold cars. The third best-selling model was the Volvo V60 with 5,350 cars (4,583). 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

Manager Media Relations

Volvo Car Group

 

Phone: +46 31 596525

Mobile: +46 31 596525

stefan.elfstrom@volvocars.com

 

   
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