Volvo Cars of North America Sales Report for December
IRVINE, CA – January 4, 2006 – Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. (VCNA) sales were led by the Volvo XC90, recording its best selling month of the year with 3,749 units. Volvo sales in the United States* were 9,111 units for the month, representing a decrease of 25 percent compared to the same period last year, which was a record December.
For the year, sales were down 11 percent in the United States compared to the record year of 2004, and overall NAFTA (United States, including Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico) sales were 9.6 percent off last years' record.
Sales in Canada were ahead of last year, recording its second best year ever with 11,651 units. With sales of 3,551 units, Volvo Mexico established a new record – up nearly 6 percent over 2004.
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 current 2006 model line-up of Volvo Cars 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 S80 luxury sedan; the versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country).
* U.S. sales include Puerto Rico
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