Volvo Cars’ global sales up 8.3 percent, strong growth in China and Europe

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Volvo has certainly turned the corner.  Global sales of 36,438 cars, up 8.3 percent versus July last year, China sales up 47,8 percent and this is Volvo Cars’ thirteenth consecutive month of growth.  Year-to-date sales of 265,451 cars, an increase of 9.3 percent versus 2013.

The positive momentum continued for Volvo Cars in July with retail sales of 36,438 cars, up 8.3 percent compared to the same month last year, driven by a strong performance in several key markets.

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China retains its position as Volvo Cars’ largest market with July sales amounting to 6,858 cars, up 47.8 percent versus last year.  The Volvo S60L sedan was the main growth driver while the Volvo XC60 crossover was the best-selling model.

Another highlight was Sweden where Volvo Cars outperformed the market selling 4,100 cars, up 25.8 percent from last year.  Demand for Volvo’s XC-range carlines continues to be the main driver of growth while the Volvo V70 and V60 were the two best selling cars.