IRVINE, CA (January 3, 2007) – Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) reports sales of 8,542 units in the United States* for the month, representing a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same period last year. For the year, sales were down 6.3 percent in the US.
Overall in North America (United States, including Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico), Volvo sales were off 7.7 percent for the month, with 9,357 units sold. In Canada, 558 units were sold, while Mexico recorded sales of 257.
Full year sales in North America trailed last year by 7.5 percent, with a total of 128,695 units sold in 2006.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), based in Irvine, CA, is a subsidiary of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, 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 nearly 80 years. The current 2007 model line-up of Volvo Cars includes: the award-winning new S40 and its wagon counterpart the 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 versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country); the new Volvo C70 - the convertible with the innovative retractable hardtop, and the all-new Volvo S80.
* U.S. sales include Puerto Rico
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