Volvo cars global sales up on strong China growth

Volvo Cars reports global sales growth in 2013 thanks to strong China growth. The United States continued to be No.1 market for Volvo Cars, followed by China, contributing to a full-year global sales of 427,840 cars, up 1.4 per cent compared to 2012.swe_cn_volvocar

In the United States, Volvo sold 61,233 cars. The Volvo S60 and XC60 were the two bestsellers while the introduction of the new Drive-E engine family, with top class fuel economy, and the launch of the Volvo V60 are expected to bolster Volvo Cars’ position in the US market in 2014.

Sales in China accelerated throughout the year and set a new all-time high record in December with 6,685 cars sold, contributing to total sales for 2013 of 61,146 cars, just a few cars less than the United States. The best-selling model in China was the Volvo XC60, which also set a new record for an individual month in December with 3,242 cars sold.

 Volvo Cars strengthened its position as market leader in Sweden with a 20 per cent market share and four models on the top-ten list of best-selling car models. Sweden was Volvo Cars’ third-largest market in 2013 with 52,260 sold cars, with the Volvo V70 and V60 the two best-selling models.

Source: Volvo Car Group

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