Volvo Cars' global sales up 12.6 per cent, strong growth in US
[*]Global retail sales of 45,801 cars in October
[*]Significant growth in the US market
[*]Continued positive development in Europe


Volvo Cars posted a 12.6 per cent increase in retail sales for the month of October, selling 45,801 cars globally. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 in the US market were a major growth driver for the month, while Europe reported continued sales increases as well.

The United States reported 7,422 retail sales, making it Volvo Cars' biggest market in October. Sales were boosted by strong demand for the new Volvo XC90 which also was the best-selling Volvo model in the US for the month. Year-to-date sales in the US market are now up 12.5 per cent.

Retail sales in Europe as a whole were up by 5.2 per cent to a total of 24,468 cars. Sweden was the growth driver in Europe with a 9 per cent sales increase and a close to 22 per cent share of the Swedish market. Germany reported positive developments as well, being the second biggest market for the new Volvo XC90 in October.


October

January - October

2014

2015

Change

2014

2015

Change

China

6 927

7 066

2,0%

66 125

63 721

-3,6%

USA

3 972

7 422

86,9%

47 828

53 803

12,5%

Sweden

6 609

7 205

9,0%

49 374

53 955

9,3%

Western Europe

16 652

17 263

3,7%

147 500

155 116

5,2%

Other markets

6 520

6 845

5,0%

69 053

65 352

-5,4%

TOTAL

40 680

45 801

12,6%

379 880

391 947

3,2%
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The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in October with 12,645 sold cars (2014: 11,895), followed by the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country for which deliveries reached a total of 8,407 cars (2014: 9,981). The new Volvo XC90 was the third best-selling carline at 6,430 cars. Sales figures by model can be found below.

OCTOBERYEAR-TO-DATE
Model20152014% CHANGE20152014% CHANGE
C30-10--169-
C70 I------
C70 II-1-12956-99%
Other------
S40 I------
S40 II-2--19-
S60 CC147-100%362-100%
S60 I------
S60 II2,6243,155-17%30,95837,299-17%
S60L2,7282,41413%20,27017,56415%
S70------
S80 I------
S80 II595672-11%5,2486,299-17%
S80L341366-7%2,2684,008-43%
V406,6117,560-13%65,12167,856-4%
V40 CC1,7962,421-26%18,78321,207-11%
V50----12-
V604,2945,977-28%41,43351,527-20%
V60 CC1,788-100%6,720-100%
V70 II------
V70 III2,7102,754-2%22,05422,622-3%
XC6012,64511,8956%128,365110,20416%
XC70 II------
XC70 III3,0142,61415%24,11823,2274%
XC9078839-91%1,58316,911-91%
XC90 II6,430-100%24,652-100%
Total45,80140,68013%391,947379,8803%