Volvo Cars has reported global sales are up again this month. That's 12.2 percent for April 2018 compared to the same month a year before.

That means the Swedish automaker managed to move 52,635 cars for the month. Nearly 6,000 more than April last year. That puts the automaker up 13.6 percent year to date, hitting just over 200,000 vehicles sold.

Volvo's largest market, China, saw sales jump 20.2 percent on strong demand for the XC60 and S90. Sales there topped 10,000 vehicles.

The top selling Volvo in April was the XC60 worldwide, selling 14,840. The XC90 was number two with just over 7,000. The V40 and V40 Cross Country were next at 6,519. The new numbers put the brand on a good pace to top 600,000 vehicles for the first time this year.