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<A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/03/by-the-numbers-july-2009-turn-of-the-tide-edition-1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2009/0...ion-1</A>/<p><br>Those numbers are looking nice - what do yall think is doing it? XC60? New maintenance plans?
 

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Re: Kudos to volvo! go sales go! (Bender)

ALL auto sales are up,<br>Ford was in the BLACK (by 2%) in July<br>brand new S60s for 26 grand is not too shabby<br>Keystone is almost sold out of all their 2.5T SE's, they have one left and no more S60s for a year, so July and maybe August great sales will translate into a bad Sept thru June of next year! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Kudos to volvo! go sales go! (JRL)

I just saw the early July numbers and besides VW with less than a 1% year over year increase, Volvo was the only Euro-brand sold in the USA and the only luxury / near-luxury brand that posted a y.o.y increase. Numbers form BMW and Mercedes Benz were down 25-35% in July.<br>So yes, some brands are up but in the Volvo competetive sect I have to disagree with JRL about all sales being up.<p>I do attribute the increase with Volvo to the Safe + Sound program and (imho) an excessively high dollar amount of incentives on these 2009 models. Overall for the consumer, a great value. For the car company, I think they are spending too much to move the metal but its definetly working.
 

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Re: Kudos to volvo! go sales go! (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ALL auto sales are up,</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, they are not.<p>Many brand still post YoY declines Toyota, Honda and Nissan being amongst them. All European brands averaged -17%. The only Europeans showing a gain were VW (+0.7%) and Volvo (+25.7%).<p>BMW and Mercedes were -31% and -22%, respectively.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford was in the BLACK (by 2%) in July</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, while GM and Chrysler were in negative double digits.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">brand new S60s for 26 grand is not too shabby<br>Keystone is almost sold out of all their 2.5T SE's, they have one left and no more S60s for a year, so July and maybe August great sales will translate into a bad Sept thru June of next year! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not necessarily; there are a lot more models to sell. The S60s were going to run out by year's end anyway; the last of the last will be run out by end of this month.
 

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Re: Kudos to volvo! go sales go! (Bender)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/03/by-the-numbers-july-2009-turn-of-the-tide-edition-1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2009/0...ion-1</A>/<p><br>Those numbers are looking nice - what do yall think is doing it? XC60? New maintenance plans? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>XC60 is only one piece of the puzzle; it has helped a lot but a lot of other models that were previously selling slow (i.e. S60, S40, etc.) are selling well now. <p>The catalyst has been, of course, SAFE+SOUND and also the pricing strategy employed on most of the models going back in April 2009 (i.e. price reduction of XC90, S80 offers, C70 pricing, etc.).<p>C30 has also been gaining market share in most major markets, nationwide, and CFC is also adding wind to this car's sails.
 
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