IRVINE, Ca. (February 1, 2006) – Volvo Cars of North America, LLC reports sales in the United States of 8,881units for January. This compares to 10,160 for the same period last year, representing a 12 percent decrease.
For the month, the Volvo S60 sedan performed well with 2,067 units sold – a 7 percent increase. The XC90 SUV remained Volvo's sales leader registering 2,390 units.
Overall, Volvo sales for NAFTA (United States, including Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico) were 9,685 units, which is 12 percent down compared to the beginning of 2005. Volvo Canada sales were up 2.6 percent, with 598 units sold, while Volvo sales in Mexico trailed last year by 28 percent, selling 206 units.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), based in Irvine, CA, is a subsidiary of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenborg, Sweden. VCNA 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); and the soon-to-be released new Volvo C70, the convertible with the innovative retractable hardtop.
* U.S. sales include Puerto Rico
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