February 03, 2015

Volvo Cars reports 1.6 per cent growth in global sales in January 2015

Volvo Cars posted a 19th consecutive month of retail sales growth in January with Europe, China and the United States all recording sales increases compared to January 2014.

Sales of Volvo Cars in Europe rose 4.9 per cent versus the same month last year. Most European
markets did well, with the United Kingdom being the main growth driver; up 34.4 per cent versus January 2014.

Sweden remains a growing market for Volvo Cars with retail sales of 3,628 cars, up 0.2 per cent from the same month last year, and Volvo Cars retains its 20 per cent market share. The Volvo XC60 and XC70 crossovers were the best-selling models.

China also reported growth with January sales of 5,879 cars, up 0.7 per cent versus January last year. Volvo Cars' best-selling models in China were the XC60 and the S60L.

Sales in the United States were up by 0.1 per cent to 3,795 cars in January. The best-selling models were the Volvo XC60 and S60.

"2014 was a good year and we continue the positive trend into 2015 with our 19th month of consecutive growth," said Alain Visser, Senior Vice-President - Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Volvo Cars.


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