Irvine, CA - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC reported sales for January of 8,656 units. This compares to 8,608 in the same month of 2001, representing a 0.6% increase. <P>For the month the S60 sedan, complimented with its newly launched AWD version, continues to be the Volvo sales leader a year after its initial launch, while the Cross Country is still defining the niche between station wagon and SUV. <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.