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Volvo Canada sets new April sales record


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TORONTO (May 3, 2005) – Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. today announced the company set a new sales record for the month of April.


The 1,163 Volvo vehicles sold last month eclipsed the 1,040 units sold in April, 2004, by a substantial 11.8 per cent. Volvo Canada’s previous April sales record was set in 1974 with 1,137 units.


April’s strong sales performance pushed 2005 year-to-date figures to 3,741 units, 7.7 per cent ahead of the 3,473 units sold during the same four month period last year.


“It’s always a satisfying experience to set new sales records,” said Paul Cummings, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Canada. “Our recent sales performance is a reflection of a strong product line-up that’s only getting better. With the introduction of the S60 Sport Edition, V70 Sport Edition and the XC70 Titanium and Black Sapphire Editions, we’re seeing increased interest in our entire line-up.”


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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