the books, while the first cars reached customers in China this month.
Retail sales in Europe including Sweden grew on continued strong demand for the Volvo XC60 and several markets reported significant sales increases, with France, Belgium and Spain in the lead. Volvo Cars also strengthened its leadership on the Swedish market with more than 20 per cent market share in June.
The US market reported flat sales versus the same month last year with the XC60 being the best-selling Volvo model. China was Volvo Cars largest market in June where the first XC90 cars now have been delivered to customers. The locally produced XC60 and S60L models are the most sold Volvo models in China.
"Our strong performance in Europe is another sign of an attractive product offer with the Volvo XC60 as the growth driver," said Alain Visser, Senior Vice-President - Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Volvo Cars. "I am also pleased that our XC90 customers are now starting to have their cars delivered. With volumes ramping up, we anticipate continued growth in the second half of this year."