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Sales of new Volvo vehicles continued substantially ahead of year-ago levels as Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. reported sales of 841 units in August, a 13.0 per cent improvement over the same month of 2002.
Led by the strong performance of the S60 sports sedan and rugged XC70 wagon, the August results bring the 2003 year-to-date sales total to 7,437 units, an increase of 13.5 per cent over sales of 6,551 in the same period of 2002.
The normally slow August period saw good traffic in retailers and growing interest in models with all-wheel drive, said Volvo Cars of Canada president and chief executive Paul Cummings. In addition to the popular XC70 and S60 AWD models, the Volvo V70 wagon, the S60 R and V70 R performance cars, the award-winning XC90 and 2004 Volvo S80 AWD are available with all-wheel drive. "We have just announced the new Volvo S40 will be available with all-wheel drive when it debuts next year," says Cummings, "adding all-wheel drive to nearly every Volvo entry in the market."
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 2004 Volvo vehicle line includes the flagship S80 luxury sedan, versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70, 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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