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Volvo reports December sales



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Volvo reports December sales


TORONTO (January 3, 2008) - Volvo vehicle sales totaled 398 units in December, Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. has announced. The December, 2007 total is off 28.7 per cent from the 558 units sold in the same month of 2006.


Year-to-date, Volvo Canada has sold 8,874 units, off 10.5 per cent from the 9,911 units sold during calendar year 2006.


"The market was particularly competitive in 2007," said Steve Blyth, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Cars of Canada. "It also proved to be challenging as sales of the 2007 V70 and XC70 models were higher than expected in the last half of the year before the new models arrived. With the completely redesigned 2008 V70 and XC70 models now available across Canada and benefitting from some strong initial feedback, the company and its retailers are looking forward to the new calendar year."


Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden.  The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 42 Volvo automobile retailers across the country.  The company's product range includes the stylish and sporty C30, the elegant C70 hardtop convertible, the compact S40 sedan, the S60 sport sedan, the S80 flagship sedan, the versatile V50 wagon and the award-winning XC90 sport utility vehicle. For the 2008 model year, the company is introducing two all-new models: the redesigned V70 wagon and the capable and comfortable XC70.



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Chad Heard

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