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Volvo Car Group announces April retail sales: global sales up 10.5 per cent – continued growth in key markets

Volvo Car Group announces April retail sales:

Volvo Cars’ global sales up 10.5 per cent – continued growth in key markets


  • Global sales of 37,256 cars, up 10.5 per cent versus April last year
  • China sales up 39,7 per cent in April
  • Year-to-date sales of 145,426 cars, an increase of 9.7 per cent versus 2013


Global sales at Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) continued to grow in April, rising 10.5 per cent compared to the same month last year and driven by strong growth in China and positive performances in the US and several key European markets.


China was once again Volvo Cars’ largest market in April with 6,581 retail sold cars, up 39.7 per cent versus the same month last year. All Volvo models on offer in China grew in sales with the Volvo XC60 being the best-selling model, while also demand for the S60L and V40 models continued to build strong sales numbers.

Volvo S60

The US reported a second month of year-on-year growth with sales increasing by 3.6 per cent in April, boosted by strong sales of Volvo’s ’60-series models, now also including the Volvo V60 sportswagon which represented the majority of the growth. Also Europe contributed to Volvo Cars’ growth in April with the UK, Spain and Netherlands being the highlights. Overall, sales in Western Europe were up by 6.2 per cent compared to April 2013.


Volvo Cars continued its strong performance in Sweden with close to 21 per cent share of the total car market. April retail sales were up 19.6 per cent to 5,602 cars, and continued to be boosted by the “Made by Sweden” campaign which now enters a second phase featuring Swedish music star Robyn following the successful collaboration with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


“Volvo Cars’ new products and marketing activities continue to build demand for our cars around the world”, says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars. “We have now reported growing sales for ten consecutive months and with more exciting news to come the outlook going forward is very promising.“


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





January – April











4 710

6 581



18 490

23 867




4 475

4 635



19 582

18 333




4 684

5 602



16 114

18 659



Western Europe

12 937

13 737



52 801

57 197



Other markets

6 896

6 701



25 532

27 370




33 702

37 256



132 519

145 426


*excluding Sweden


The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in April with 10,636 sold cars (2013: 8,575), followed by the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country for which deliveries reached a total of 7,961 cars (7,345). The third best-selling model was the Volvo V60 with 4,800 cars (4,256). Sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volumes section of the Global Newsroom.


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