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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

GLOBAL SALES JULY - the sales just keep on rolling in for the Swedish giant, as new models are being added at a fast rate.

  • Global sales of 41,681 cars, up 9.3 per cent
  • Continued strong performance in the US market
  • 14 months of consecutive sales growth
Volvo Cars continued to gain momentum globally in July and posted a 9.3 per cent increase in retail sales for the month, selling 41,681 cars. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver globally, while the XC60 continues to be the best-selling model overall. Global growth for the first seven months was 10.3 per cent.

The United States was Volvo’s biggest market in July, reporting a sales increase of 52.3 per cent versus the same month last year. Retail sales amounted to 8,556 cars. The new Volvo XC90 was the best-selling Volvo model in the US with the XC60 in second place.

Sales of Volvo cars in China amounted to 6,171 cars in July, up 5.8 per cent versus the same month last year. The best-selling cars were the locally produced Volvo XC60 and S60L models.
Sales in Europe as a whole amounted to 20,502 cars, up 0.1 per cent. The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in Europe while the new XC90 represented most of the growth for the month. 
Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group is as follows: 
      July
January – July
    
      2015
2016
Change
2015
2016
Change
China
     5 832
6 171
5,8%
44,124
46,859
6,2%
USA
     5 617
8 556
52,3%
34,984
45,210
29,2%
Sweden
     4 782
4 246
-11,2%
37,242
40,701
9,3%
Western Europe
    15 693
16 256
3,6%
109,091 
118,652
8,8%
Other markets
      6 204  
6 452
4,0%
44,971
46,822
4,1%
TOTAL
      38 128
41 681
9,3%
270,412
298,244
10,3%
The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in July with 12,623 sold cars (2015: 12,933), followed by the Volvo XC90 with 7,899 sold cars (4,533). The Volvo V40/V40 Cross Country was the third best-selling model at 7,835 cars (7,098).