• Mark Cox joins Volvo Car UK as National Sales Manager
• Position holds responsibility for Volvo's UK new car sales
• Appointment comes as Volvo builds on continued strong sales growth
Volvo Car UK has appointed Mark Cox to the position of National Sales Manager with immediate effect.
In his new role, Mark takes responsibility for the management of the Regional Sales Team, for retail sales performance, and he will also be the first line of communication with Volvo's retail network.
Mark joins Volvo with a wealth of experience, having worked with the VW Group of companies for the past 18 years. Mark has held numerous business improvement, area and regional sales management roles, with responsibility for retail, fleet and business sales. His most recent role was as National Network Development Manager, where he was responsible for defining, implementing and maintaining the franchise representation strategy for Volkswagen in the UK.
Commenting on his new position, Mark said: "I am extremely excited by the opportunity at Volvo. It's an incredible brand, with fantastic products and an excellent retail network. Last year, Volvo recorded its highest UK sales for 28 years, and I can't wait to help make this year and beyond even more successful."
Matt Galvin, Sales Director at Volvo Car UK, said: "I'm delighted to welcome Mark to Volvo and his new role. He will bring his years of experience and insights to help work towards achieving yet more record-breaking sales in the UK."
Volvo Car UK sold 50,319 new cars in the UK in 2018, its highest total in 28 years. This represented growth of 9% on 2017, against an overall market down 7%. Volvo posted a market share of 2.13% in 2018, up from 1.82% the year before, making Volvo the fastest-growing premium car brand in the UK. This positive momentum has continued into 2019: in fact, Volvo's January sales were up a staggering 80% year-on-year, in a market down 2%.