Irvine, CA - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC reports that it remains ahead of its record sales pace established in year 2000. The 7,465 units sold represents a decrease compared to last November, yet VCNA's record of 131, 836 units is well within reach by year-end. <P>For the month, the S60 sedan, complemented by the newly launched AWD version, continues to lead Volvo sales, while the Cross Country performed well - defining the niche between station wagon and SUV. In addition, the company's first-ever Sports Utility Vehicle will be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show. <P>Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), is an affiliate of Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group based in Irvine, CA. And, is a subsidiary of the Volvo Car Corporation of Goteborg, Sweden, which will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2002. 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.