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Sales, Production and Awards - A review of 2003

 

Retail sales 2003 compared with 2002

Per Region / 2003 / 2002 / Change in %

  • North America / 148,528 / 122,811 / +21
  • Europe / 221,632 / 236,951 / -6.5
  • Asia/Oceania / 12,065 / 11,681 / +3
  • VCOC / 13,838 / 14,759 / -6.2
  • Japan / 14,755 / 15,242 / -3.2
  • VCIC / 4,222 / 3,972 / +6.3
  • Other / 6 / 1,279 / -
  • VCC Total / 415,046 / 406,695 / +2.2%

Per model / 2003 / 2002 / Change in %

  • Volvo XC90 / 62,177 / 5,040 / +1,234
  • Volvo XC70 / 35,146 / 35,320 / -0.5
  • Volvo S80 / 38,644 / 42,815 / -10
  • Volvo S60 / 90,910 / 107,463 / -16
  • Volvo S40 / 43,068 / 51,388 / -16
  • Volvo V70 / 83,359 / 94,729 / -12
  • Volvo V40 / 53,592 / 61,475 / -13
  • Volvo C70 Cab / 7,840 / 6,148 / +28
  • Volvo C70 coupe / 288 / 2,208 / -87

 

Production

 

SWEDEN

 

TORSLANDA

 

(Gothenburg): 158,384

  • Volvo S80: 38,889
  • Volvo XC70: 35,561
  • Volvo V70: 15,458
  • Volvo XC90: 68,476

 

UDDEVALLA 7,885

  • Volvo C70: 7,885

 

BELGIUM

 

GHENT: 157,149

  • Volvo V70: 67,364
  • Volvo S60: 84,908
  • New S40/V50: 4,877

 

THE NETHERLANDS

 

BORN, NedCar: 89,191

  • Volvo X40: 89,191

 

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Volvo X40: 1,368

 

THAILAND: 1,296

  • Volvo XC90: 552
  • Volvo S80: 192
  • Volvo XC70: 36
  • Volvo V70: 84
  • Volvo S60: 264
  • Volvo X40: 168

 

MALAYSIA: 1,056

  • Volvo XC90: 576
  • Volvo S80: 120
  • Volvo S60: 120
  • Volvo X40: 240

 

TOTAL PRODUCTION: 416,329

  • Volvo S80: 39,201
  • Volvo C70: 7,885
  • Volvo XC70: 35,597
  • Volvo V70: 82,906
  • Volvo S60: 85,292
  • Volvo X40: 90,967
  • Volvo XC90: 69,604
  • New S40/V50: 4,877

 

Employees

Volvo Cars had 28,100 employees in the end of 2003.

 

Awards 2003

 

Volvo XC90

 

Canada

  • XC90 - Pyramid Award for Safety Innovation (ROPS) [Canadian Automobile Association]

 

France

  • XC90 - Design Award [Salon du 4X4 de Val d'Isère]

 

Germany

  • XC90 - Best imported SUV [Auto Trophy of Auto Zeitung]
  • XC90 - Best Design [Readers of Auto Strassenverkehr and motor]
  • XC90 - Innovation price for ROPS [Auto Bild alles Allrad]

 

Hungary

  • XC90 - The family car in 2003 [Nök Lapja ladies weekly magazine]

 

Malaysia

  • XC90 - Premium SUV of the Year [New Straits Times (daily paper)]
  • XC90 - Car of the Year

 

Russia

  • XC90 - Best Vehicle in SUV Class ["Golden Klaxon" - Klaxon magazine]

 

Saudi Arabia

  • XC90 - 4X4 of the year 2004 [Arabian Man/Arabian Women magazine]

 

Singapore

  • XC90 - Car of the Year Award/SUV of the Year Award [Singapore Straits Times]
  • Sweden
  • XC90 - Design Prize [Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, Svensk Form & Foundation of Swedish Industrial Design]

 

The UK

  • XC90 - Scottish Car of the Year Award 2003 [Association of Scottish Motoring Writers]
  • XC90 - Best SUV (Scottish Car of the Year) [Association Of Scottish Motoring Writers]
  • XC90 - Car of the Year 2003 and Best 4x4 Off-Roader Auto Express New Car Honours [Auto Express magazine]
  • XC90 - Best 4X4 2003/Top Gear Car of the Year [Top Gear Magazine 2003 awards]
  • XC90 - Best 4X4 Car of the Year 2003 awards [What Car? Magazine]

 

The US

  • XC90 - Best Family Vehicle of the Rockies Automotive [Rocky Mountain]
  • Press Organization
  • XC90 - Best Engineered Vehicle for 2003 [Automotive Engineering Int.]
  • XC90 - Best Winter Vehicle [New England Press Association]
  • Best of the Best for 2003 - Car of the Year [Automondo (Spanish language) magazine]
  • XC90 - Truck of the Year in North America [North American (US/Canada) Car of the Year Jury]

Volvo S60

 

The US

  • S60R - Europe Car Grand Prix winner [European Car Magazine]
  • S60R - Car of the Year [European Car Magazine]
  • S60 AWD - Best all-weather sedan $30,000+ [New England Press Association]

Volvo XC70

 

The US

  • XC70 - Best All-Wheel Drive Wagon [SmartMoney Magazine]
  • XC70 - Best All-weather wagon [New England Press Association]

Volvo S80

 

China

  • "My most admirable luxury car" [www.sina.com Netizens poll]
  • Sweden
  • S80 Bi-Fuel - Best Environmental Car in Large Car Category [Gröna Bilister (Green Motorists Organization)]

 

The UK

  • S80 - Executive Car [Auto Express Used Car Honours]

Volvo V70

 

Germany

  • V70 - Best import car in upper middleclass [Flottenaward by Autoflotte]

 

The UK

  • V70 - Estate Car [Auto Express Used Car Honours 2003]

New Volvo S40/V50

 

Russia

  • Volvo S40 - Best Vehicle in Middle Class ["Golden Klaxon" - Klaxon Magazine]

Other Awards

 

Germany

  • Volvo Bi-Fuel CNG - Best imported alternative fuel [Flottenaward by Autoflotte]

 

Sweden

  • Volvo Bi-Fuel cars - Miljöbästa bil 2003 [Gröna Bilister "Green Motorists"]
  • My Concept Car (Your Concept Car) - Project group ["The Golden Sparkplug The Swedish Automobile Association (M)"]

 

The UK

  • Peter Horbury - Special Award [Auto Express Used Car Honours]
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