Irvine, CA - Led by the continued strength of the Volvo S60, and its new AWD version, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC reported sales of 8,646 units for February. Year to date sales of 17,302 units for the United States and Canada represent a + 1.6% change from the record pace during the same period of 2001. <P>For the month, Volvo Canada sales totaled 609 units, an increase of 5.5 %, while in the United States sales were up 2.4 % in February. <P>"With the success at Auto Shows of our much anticipated SUV - the Volvo XC90 - and our continued effort to build brand value, Volvo is positioning to be a major player in the premium segment," said Dan Werbin, President and CEO, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. <P>Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), based in Irvine, CA, is a subsidiary of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenborg, Sweden. Volvo Cars celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2002. <P>VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. <P>The 2002 Volvo automobile line includes the sporty S60 and the new S60 AWD, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the versatile V70 wagon and rugged Cross Country, C70 Coupe and convertible, and the compact S40 and V40 models.