Volvo Car Group announces September retail sales: global sales up 8.6 per cent, growth in China, Europe and US

Volvo Car Group announces September retail sales:

Volvo Cars’ global sales up 8.6 per cent, growth in China, Europe and US


  • Global sales of 44,491 cars, up 8.6 per cent versus September last year
  • Volvo Cars’ fifteenth consecutive month of growth
  • Year-to-date sales of 339,200 cars, an increase of 9.2 per cent versus 2013


Volvo Cars posted a fifteenth consecutive month of retail sales growth in September, with China, Europe and the United States all recording a sales increase compared to September 2013.


Volvo Cars’ largest market China reported September sales of 7,342 cars, up 28.4 per cent versus September last year. The Volvo XC60 crossover was the best-selling model followed closely by the S60L sedan.


In Sweden, Volvo Cars sold 4,987 cars, up 6.1 per cent from the same month last year. Strong demand for Volvo’s XC and V carlines continued to support the positive sales performance in the company’s home market.


Volvo Cars continued its strong performance in Europe in September, where sales rose 11.6 per cent versus September last year. Several key markets, including the UK and Germany, showed solid multi-digit growth. The Volvo V40 remains the best-selling model in Europe, helped by its strong and class-leading Drive-E engines line-up.


The United States was Volvo Cars’ third-largest individual market in August, reporting an 11.4 per cent increase year-on-year to 4,667 retail sold cars. The Volvo S60 and XC60 models were the best-selling models during the month.


“I am pleased to see growth in all our major markets in September, which further supports the positive sales momentum we have seen this year,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars. “We remain solidly on track to realize an all-time high sales result in 2014.”


Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group is as follows:





January – September











5 719

7 342



43 380

58 910




4 188

4 667



48 193

43 856




4 701

4 987



36 325

42 765



Western Europe*

17 805

19 871



119 230

130 848



Other markets

8 539

7 624



63 589

62 821




40 952

44 491



310 717

339 200


*excluding Sweden


The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in September with 12,970 sold cars (2013: 10,757), followed by the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country for which deliveries reached a total of 11,391 cars (10,683). The third best-selling model was the Volvo V60 with 5,921 cars (5,969). Sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volumes section of the Global Newsroom.

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