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TORONTO (August 1, 2006) – Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. today announced sales in July of 704 units, a decrease of 31.3 per cent compared to the 1,025 units sold during the same month last year.
For the year to date, the company has sold 6,429 units, off 9.9 per cent from the 7,132 units sold during the first seven months of 2005.
“In a very competitive month, Volvo retailers were in sell-down mode for the 2006 model year and busy preparing for the launch of 2007,” said Steve Blyth, President and CEO of Volvo Canada. “Part of the new model year is a revised XC90 with a new six-cylinder engine, refreshed styling and a host of new convenience and safety features. 2007 will also introduce a revised S60 with heightened sport styling cues and new safety features such as Adaptive Headlights.”
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 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, the compact and sporty S40 and V50, and an XC-line of vehicles that includes the rugged XC70 and the award-winning XC90 sport utility vehicle. For 2006, the company is proud to introduce the second-generation C70 convertible with a new retractable three piece hardtop.
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