• Global retail sales of 34,551 cars in February                                       
  • US market up 31.1 per cent
  • Volvo XC90 drives global growth

Volvo Cars posted a 15.2 per cent increase in retail sales for the month of February, selling 34,551 cars globally. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver in all regions, while the XC60 was the best-selling model globally.

Sweden was the biggest market in February while retail sales in Europe as a whole were up by 21.0 per cent with growth across the region. The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model while the new XC90 represented most of the growth for the month.

The United States reported sales of 5,261 sold cars, up 31.1 per cent versus the same month last year. February was the eighth consecutive month of double digit growth for Volvo in the United States. 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.

Volvo China reported retail sales of 4,866 cars, up 1.1 per cent. The best-selling cars were the locally produced Volvo XC60 and S60L models.

Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group is as follows:


February

January – February

2015

2016

Change

2015

2016

Change

China

4 812

4 866

1,1%

10 691

12 094

13,1%

USA

4 012

5 261

31,1%

7 807

9 504

21,7%

Sweden

4 690

5 674

21,0%

8 318

9 615

15,6%

Western Europe

10 741

13 000

21,0%

23 018

26 010

13,0%

Other markets

5 730

5 750

0,3%

11 005

11 089

0,8%

TOTAL

29 985

34 551

15,2%

60 839

68 312

12,3%