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Volvo XC60 is the best-selling midsize SUV in Europe

The Volvo XC60 was the most sold midsize SUV in Europe in 2015, according to independent figures compiled by automotive research firm JATO.

This landmark is another indicator of Volvo Cars’ ongoing transformation and growth story. It also highlights the lasting appeal of the elegant and adaptable XC60, which has been Volvo’s best-selling model since 2009.

The leading position for the XC60 comes as the SUV segment emerged for the first time as the most popular car segment in Europe in 2015, according to JATO. The XC60 has allowed Volvo to compete head-on with and beat its German competitors in the segment, one of the most competitive in the market.

Europe is Volvo Cars’ most important sales region, representing more than half of the company’s total global sales.

The XC60 was launched in 2008 and has recorded steadily improving sales figures every year since. Now in its ninth year of production, the XC60 remains relentlessly popular among car buyers and over 750,000 units have been sold since its introduction.

In 2012, the car breached the 100,000 mark for the first time and in 2015 almost 160,000 XC60s were sold around the globe. The most important markets for the XC60 in 2015 were China, the United States and Sweden. Within Europe, the XC60 has also proven to be highly popular in key markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Annual XC60 sales since 2008:

  • 2008 6 954
    2009 61,667
    2010 80,723
    2011 97,183
    2012 106,203
    2013 114,010
    2014 136,993
    2015 159,617

Additionally, and this is for those who have blamed Volvo for not bringing in even more wagons to the state, the SUV segment has become the largest segment in Europe, the land of the iconic wagon...

http://www.jato.com/suv-takes-over-as-the-best-selling-segment-in-europe-for-the-first-time/
 

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Nice continued growth over the years
 

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Thanks for posting Yannis! As my wife and I have discovered, there's versatility abound with this chunky little crossover. It's no V60 in the driving dynamics department (though does well), but the added interior volume, especially height dimensions, makes it a better all-around family hauler, not to mention the added ground clearance in case things get a little rough. We've not compared the XC60 to the XC70, since the wife thinks the big plastic bumper clad wagon is less "premium" looking, but I personally could see a strong argument for both in a head-to-head.

Volvo has to feel really good about its prospects when the SPA XC60 is released, considering the continued strong sales of this (gracefully) aging design. Adding the AWD to the Drive-e engines should keep volume as strong until then, barring a severe downturn in the global economy of course. :thumbup:

 

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Indeed, Pete.

Your BLUE stable looks fantastic! :thumbup:
 

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In the UK, the reality is that a lot of young couples are leasing Volvo XC60s and as a result a new one seems to get far more discounts than
the V40 Cross Country which is a bit too small for a small family. I know a few young couples who have changed up from
sports estates to accomodate more space for their offspring in the XC60 and love the commanding high up driving position.

Whilst it is good news for Volvo undoubtedly, they need to get a move
on with the XC40. Once that is released I expect to see th XC40 making similar figures.
 

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Thanks for posting Yannis! As my wife and I have discovered, there's versatility abound with this chunky little crossover. It's no V60 in the driving dynamics department (though does well), but the added interior volume, especially height dimensions, makes it a better all-around family hauler, not to mention the added ground clearance in case things get a little rough. We've not compared the XC60 to the XC70, since the wife thinks the big plastic bumper clad wagon is less "premium" looking, but I personally could see a strong argument for both in a head-to-head.

Volvo has to feel really good about its prospects when the SPA XC60 is released, considering the continued strong sales of this (gracefully) aging design. Adding the AWD to the Drive-e engines should keep volume as strong until then, barring a severe downturn in the global economy of course. :thumbup:

Both stunningly beautiful!
 
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