S40 SALES UP 30 PERCENT; CANADA AND MEXICO POST NEW RECORDS
IRVINE, CA – June 1, 2005 -- Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. announces sales records for Volvo Canada and Volvo Mexico in reporting 12, 417 units combined for Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Volvo Canada recorded its best May on record with an 18.6 percent increase over the same period last year, as did Volvo Mexico, with a 20.8 percent increase over the same period last year. Sales in the U.S. for the S40 sport sedan were up 30 percent year on year. Sales in the U.S. were 10, 826 units, representing a decline of 8.6 percent, compared to the strong results for the month during the record year in 2004.
Year-to-date sales of 60,261 units for overall Volvo Cars of North America trail last year 2.6 percent.
VCNA, part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind for over 75 years. The 2005 Volvo Cars model line-up includes: the award-winning new S40 and its wagon counterpart the all-new V50; the award-winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan – including the award-winning performance sedan – S60 R and the performance wagon version – V70 R; the flagship S80 luxury sedan; versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country); and, the C70 convertible.
* U.S. Sales include Puerto Rico
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Roger Ormisher - 800.970.0888
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
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