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TORONTO (February 1, 2005) – Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. started 2005 on a positive note, the company announced today, with a total of 583 vehicles sold across Canada for the month of January, an increase of 1.8 per cent over the 573 vehicles sold in the same month of 2004.
Demand continued to be strong for Volvo vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) – representing more than 61 per cent of sales. The company’s XC-range, made up of the rugged XC70 and the XC90 luxury SUV, was particularly popular with consumers. Retailer traffic continued to be high for the new-for-2005 Volvo V50 sport wagon and the S40 sport sedan – voted the Best New Sport Compact Car for 2005 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
Paul Cummings, Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. president and CEO, praised retailers for a great start to the New Year. “After such a successful sales year in 2004, it’s great to see everyone working hard to ensure 2005 is just as successful. The virtues of safety, versatility and luxury in Volvo vehicles continue to appeal to Canadians everywhere,” said Cummings.
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 43 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, 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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