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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2002 - Volvo vehicle sales in November were a dead-heat with the same month last year as Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. sold 738 units during the month, the company announced. In November, 2001, the company sold 737 units.
Year to date sales of 8,884 vehicles represent a 2.2 per cent advance over the 8,692 units sold in the same period of 2001.
Improved sales of the compact S40 and V40 cars complemented the strength of the popular XC70 Cross Country and S60 models.
November also saw the first sales of the new Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle.
"With a substantial bank of orders for XC90 and enormous interest in our first SUV, we expect this vehicle to have a significant impact on our business as we look ahead at 2003," said Paul Cummings, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars of Canada.
Volvo Cars of Canada is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 43 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The 2003 Volvo vehicle line includes the flagship S80 luxury sedan, versatile V70 wagon and rugged V70 XC (Cross Country), exotic C70 convertible, the sporty S60 sedan, compact S40 and V40, and the award-winning new Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle, described as "the next generation SUV."
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Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd.
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