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Volvo Cars Reports an Increase in September Sales for North America


For Immediate Release


IRVINE, CA - October 1, 2002 - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC reports a sales increase for the month of 8.6 percent over September of 2001. The United States accounted for 8,332 units sold - up 8 percent, which Canada reported 817, for a 14.6 percent rise.


The Volvo S60 continues to post strong results and remains the Volvo sales leader. The next iteration of the S60, the technologically advanced high performance S60 R, was unveiled this week at the Paris Motor Show along with its wagon counterpart - the V70 R. The R Cars will appear in showrooms Spring 2003.


The Volvo V70 also made a strong showing - up 36.4 percent during the month, helping to reinforce Volvo's leadership position in the wagon segment.


Looking ahead, Volvo's first SUV - the Volvo XC90, continues to attract attention from both the media and consumers. Although not at Retailers until November, the XC90 has garnered as many as 6,000 orders - an unprecedented pre-sales success for Volvo.


Volvo Cars of North America, LLC is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The 2002 Volvo automobile line includes the flagship S80 luxury sedan, versatile V70 wagon and rugged Cross Country, C70 coupe and convertible, the sporty S60 sedan and compact S40 and V40 models.


NOTE: Sales figures are for US and Canada only.


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Roger Ormisher


Public Affairs

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

One Premier Place

Irvine, CA 92618-2922



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