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TORONTO (October 1, 2004) – Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. announced today total September sales of 1,161 units – an increase of 16.6 per cent over the same month in 2003 – that delivered a number of sales records for the company.
“The sales registered this past month was the best September in Volvo Canada’s history,” said Shawn Morris, vice-president of sales for Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. “It was also the best third quarter and the year-to-date totals for the first nine months of 2004 are ahead of any year in this company’s sales history in Canada.”
For the first nine months of 2004, the total number of units sold has reached 8,612, an increase of 2.1 per cent over the same period in 2003.
The 2005 S40 and V50 proved popular throughout September, with sales rising 120 and 26 per cent, respectively. The Volvo XC90 SUV continued to post strong sales results, improving 54 per cent over September 2003.
“We continue to see strong demand for the 2005 S40 and V50 models, and our results indicate the cars are attracting a new demographic into Volvo automobile retailers,” said Morris. “Volvo Canada’s full line of 2005 cars and SUVs are now arriving at retailers across the country and our goal is to build on the momentum we saw at the end of the 2004 model year.”
Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 44 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The company’s product range includes the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the versatile V70 wagon, the S60 sports sedan, the exotic C70 convertible and an XC-line of vehicles that includes the rugged XC70 and the award-winning XC90 sport utility vehicle. For 2005, the company is introducing the completely redesigned S40 sports sedan and V50 sportswagon, providing performance for a new generation.
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