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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2019) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,367 vehicles for the month of April, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, VCUSA has sold 30,425 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year.

April 2019 was the best April sales performance since April 2007. The XC90 was the top seller for April, up 27 percent over the prior year, with 2,700 sales recorded. The new XC40 had another record-breaking month, selling 1,824 compact SUVs.

“Led this month by the XC90, our award-winning SUV line was up 10 percent for the month,” said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “Together, the XC90, XC60 and XC40 have led to a 14 percent increase in SUV sales year-over-year.”

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ModelsApril 2019April 2018%Year To Date 2019Year To Date 2018%
S601,232575114.3%5,0412,60493.6%
S60 CC08--122-
S90258583-55.7%1,0512,408-56.4%
V6027183-85.2%139593-76.6%
V60 CC0626-381,226-96.9%
V90403033.3%1488280.5%
V90 CC35150-76.7%361702-48.6%
XC401,8241,40429.9%5,4012,483117.5%
XC60016--204-
XC60 II2,2512,476-9.1%8,8878,3216.8%
XC902,7002,28218.3%9,3599,671-3.2%
Total8,3678,3330.4%30,42528,4167.1%
 

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It's interesting that S60 and XC40 sales are nearly the same. Here in the US, Volvo has been running a lot of S60 commercials on what appears to be national TV, following their heavily pushing the XC40 in commercials over much of the last year. But I never see commercials for the XC60 or XC90. It's also interesting that all 90-series vehicles are on the decline over last year's sales YTD.
If it weren't for the sales of the new S60 and XC40, it seems that Volvo would be in serious decline in terms of overall US sales.
 

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XC90 sales continue to be quite strong, really impressive for what I'd call a mature product at this point of this generation.

I would imagine the new S60 is stealing some S90 sales and V90 V90CC sales will be under some pressure from the new V60 V60CC.

I wonder how many manufacturers are reporting higher YoY sales at this point?
 

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XC90 sales continue to be quite strong, really impressive for what I'd call a mature product at this point of this generation.

I would imagine the new S60 is stealing some S90 sales and V90 V90CC sales will be under some pressure from the new V60 V60CC.

I wonder how many manufacturers are reporting higher YoY sales at this point?
Looks like they are flattening or declining. Average selling price in US is $36k. That’s high. It’d support that folks are moving into the 60 series for price from the 90’s. V60 isn’t that much smaller than V90. Odd though, that the V90 is the only 90 series up on the year at 80% YoY...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2019/05/01/april-u-s-vehicle-sales-as-cool-as-unseasonable-spring-temperatures/#3bbac9132470
 

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Yep, they will send Volvo in a tailspin due to their high volume! :cool:
Haha. True, true. But that level of decline within the segment is not good. I’d reckon the new 5 series is pulling some sales away from the S90. I’d also wonder if the long base in theUS was the right move? The V90CC is more odd to me. Perhaps buyers are going with the XC’s instead...
 

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Color choice of V90CC is so limited. If people don't have choice they don't buy. I thought color choices is the easiest thing to offer. Not sure why VCUSA thinks differently.

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Looks like they are flattening or declining. Average selling price in US is $36k. That’s high. It’d support that folks are moving into the 60 series for price from the 90’s. V60 isn’t that much smaller than V90. Odd though, that the V90 is the only 90 series up on the year at 80% YoY...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2019/05/01/april-u-s-vehicle-sales-as-cool-as-unseasonable-spring-temperatures/#3bbac9132470
But to still be leading the pack on sales for a four year old design even with flat sales is impressive - my assumption was that the XC60 would sell more units than XC90.

Can't really draw any conclusions on V90 sales with only 148 sold year to date - 80% increase is pretty meaningless.
 

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Haha. True, true. But that level of decline within the segment is not good. I’d reckon the new 5 series is pulling some sales away from the S90. I’d also wonder if the long base in theUS was the right move? The V90CC is more odd to me. Perhaps buyers are going with the XC’s instead...
Most dealers where I live don't stock the V90CC because it doesn't sell all that well. Some buyers like to buy off the lot and not wait 6 months for a car so if it's not in inventory or close by they move on to the XC60 or XC90.

Most folks who really wanted a V90CC got one in 2017 and 2018 - now it will be competing with the V60CC so sales will continue to be under pressure.
 

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But to still be leading the pack on sales for a four year old design even with flat sales is impressive - my assumption was that the XC60 would sell more units than XC90.

Can't really draw any conclusions on V90 sales with only 148 sold year to date - 80% increase is pretty meaningless.
XC60 did sell more than XC90 in a few months recently. I think it largely depends on seasonal discount. XC90 now is deeply discounted to clear out MY2019 model.

XC40 would sell more if production was higher. It is lower price and easier to sell. If a V40CC wagon is built, it could get back some market from Subaru outback buyers. 40- series profit is probably lower though.

I think they can build XC60 at South Carolina factory if more production is needed. However how to sell more cars is the question now that market is not as strong. More color choices could help. More discount could help but mean less profit.

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Global sales +7.4% April

Sales by region

<table style="width: 0px;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td id="td_0" width="64" valign="bottom"> </td>
<td id="td_1" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_18">April</p>
</td>
<td id="td_2" width="64" valign="bottom"> </td>
<td id="td_3" width="64" valign="bottom"> </td>
<td id="td_4" colspan="2" width="128" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_19">January-April</p>
</td>
<td id="td_5" width="64" valign="bottom"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td id="td_6" width="64" valign="bottom"> </td>
<td id="td_7" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_20">2018</p>
</td>
<td id="td_8" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_21">2019</p>
</td>
<td id="td_9" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_22">Change</p>
</td>
<td id="td_10" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_23">2018</p>
</td>
<td id="td_11" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_24">2019</p>
</td>
<td id="td_12" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_25">Change</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td id="td_13" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_26"><strong>Europe</strong></p>
</td>
<td id="td_14" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_27">26,360</p>
</td>
<td id="td_15" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_28">27,963</p>
</td>
<td id="td_16" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_29">6.1%</p>
</td>
<td id="td_17" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_30">105,872</p>
</td>
<td id="td_18" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_31">114,483</p>
</td>
<td id="td_19" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_32">8.1%</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td id="td_20" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_33"><strong>China</strong></p>
</td>
<td id="td_21" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_34">10,442</p>
</td>
<td id="td_22" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_35">12,192</p>
</td>
<td id="td_23" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_36">16.8%</p>
</td>
<td id="td_24" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_37">39,210</p>
</td>
<td id="td_25" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_38">42,078</p>
</td>
<td id="td_26" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_39">7.3%</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td id="td_27" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_40"><strong>US</strong></p>
</td>
<td id="td_28" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_41">8,333</p>
</td>
<td id="td_29" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_42">8,367</p>
</td>
<td id="td_30" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_43">0.4%</p>
</td>
<td id="td_31" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_44">28,416</p>
</td>
<td id="td_32" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_45">30,425</p>
</td>
<td id="td_33" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_46">7.1%</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td id="td_34" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_47"><strong>Other</strong></p>
</td>
<td id="td_35" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_48">7,500</p>
</td>
<td id="td_36" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_49">8,013</p>
</td>
<td id="td_37" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_50">6.8%</p>
</td>
<td id="td_38" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_51">26,544</p>
</td>
<td id="td_39" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_52">30,869</p>
</td>
<td id="td_40" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_53">16.3%</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td id="td_41" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_54"><strong>Total</strong></p>
</td>
<td id="td_42" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_55">52,635</p>
</td>
<td id="td_43" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_56">56,535</p>
</td>
<td id="td_44" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_57">7.4%</p>
</td>
<td id="td_45" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_58">200,042</p>
</td>
<td id="td_46" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_59">217,855</p>
</td>
<td id="td_47" width="64" valign="bottom">
<p id="p_60">8.9%</p>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
 

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<table class="table table-striped">
<tbody><tr data-sort="0">
<td class="header">Models</td>
<td class="header">April 2019</td>
<td class="header">April 2018</td>
<td class="header">%</td>
<td class="header">Year To Date 2019</td>
<td class="header">Year To Date 2018</td>
<td class="header">%</td>
</tr>



<tr class="even" data-sort="0">
<td>S60 II</td>
<td>68</td>
<td>1,651</td>
<td>-95.9 %</td>
<td>636</td>
<td>6,353</td>
<td>-90.0 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="1">
<td>S60 III</td>
<td>1,751</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>100.0 %</td>
<td>5,875</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>100.0 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="2">
<td>S60L</td>
<td>934</td>
<td>2,284</td>
<td>-59.1 %</td>
<td>3,185</td>
<td>9,077</td>
<td>-64.9 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="3">
<td>S60 CC</td>
<td>22</td>
<td>64</td>
<td>-65.6 %</td>
<td>111</td>
<td>368</td>
<td>-69.8 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="4">
<td>S90</td>
<td>4,462</td>
<td>4,847</td>
<td>-7.9 %</td>
<td>17,211</td>
<td>20,565</td>
<td>-16.3 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="5">
<td>V40</td>
<td>3,481</td>
<td>4,976</td>
<td>-30.0 %</td>
<td>16,316</td>
<td>22,588</td>
<td>-27.8 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="6">
<td>V40 CC</td>
<td>1,096</td>
<td>1,543</td>
<td>-29.0 %</td>
<td>4,980</td>
<td>6,138</td>
<td>-18.9 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="7">
<td>V60</td>
<td>46</td>
<td>2,886</td>
<td>-98.4 %</td>
<td>544</td>
<td>11,906</td>
<td>-95.4 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="8">
<td>V60 CC</td>
<td>25</td>
<td>1,544</td>
<td>-98.4 %</td>
<td>218</td>
<td>5,517</td>
<td>-96.0 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="9">
<td>V60 CC II</td>
<td>1,300</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>100.0 %</td>
<td>3,493</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>100.0 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="10">
<td>V60 II</td>
<td>4,732</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>100.0 %</td>
<td>18,788</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>100.0 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="11">
<td>V90</td>
<td>1,769</td>
<td>3,081</td>
<td>-42.6 %</td>
<td>7,591</td>
<td>13,405</td>
<td>-43.4 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="12">
<td>V90 CC</td>
<td>1,548</td>
<td>1,911</td>
<td>-19.0 %</td>
<td>6,368</td>
<td>7,294</td>
<td>-12.7 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="13">
<td>XC40</td>
<td>10,801</td>
<td>5,554</td>
<td>94.5 %</td>
<td>39,704</td>
<td>11,790</td>
<td>236.8 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="14">
<td>XC60</td>
<td>1</td>
<td>213</td>
<td>-99.5 %</td>
<td>4</td>
<td>1,757</td>
<td>-99.8 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="odd" data-sort="15">
<td>XC60 II</td>
<td>16,545</td>
<td>14,840</td>
<td>11.5 %</td>
<td>62,804</td>
<td>53,081</td>
<td>18.3 %</td>
</tr>
<tr class="even" data-sort="16">
<td>XC90 II</td>
<td>7,954</td>
<td>7,241</td>
<td>9.8 %</td>
<td>30,027</td>
<td>30,203</td>
<td>-0.6 %</td>
</tr>

<tr data-sort="18">
<td class="footer">Total</td>
<td>56,535</td>
<td>52,635</td>
<td>7.4 %</td>
<td>217,855</td>
<td>200,042</td>
<td>8.9 %</td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>
 

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XC40 sales nearly doubled world-wide. You have to think production is not keeping up with demand, and maybe that's why sales only went from 1,400 to 1,800 in the US.
 

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One thing that stands out in the worldwide vs. USA sales stats is that the S90 and V90 car sales far outnumber the S60 and V60 car sales worldwide, whereas in the US those numbers are fairly similar. Usually one thinks that the US is known more for buying larger cars than the rest of the world is.
 

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One thing that stands out in the worldwide vs. USA sales stats is that the S90 and V90 car sales far outnumber the S60 and V60 car sales worldwide, whereas in the US those numbers are fairly similar. Usually one thinks that the US is known more for buying larger cars than the rest of the world is.
S60 shipping to Europe started just last month.

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One thing that stands out in the worldwide vs. USA sales stats is that the S90 and V90 car sales far outnumber the S60 and V60 car sales worldwide, whereas in the US those numbers are fairly similar. Usually one thinks that the US is known more for buying larger cars than the rest of the world is.
Volvo sold 14.9% of it's cars in the US in April. But they sold 33.9% of their XC90s in the US. I kind of think of the XC90 as Volvo's American car.
 

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Volvo sold 14.9% of it's cars in the US in April. But they sold 33.9% of their XC90s in the US. I kind of think of the XC90 as Volvo's American car.
American like bigger cars. European like smaller, obviously.

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