Global sales up 14 per cent boosted by strong growth in China and Europe

by: Alexandra M.

Source: Volvo Car Group
Aug 05, 2013 | ID:50261

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) reports global retail sales of 33,650 cars for the month of July, an increase of 14 per cent compared to July 2012. China again grew substantially and European sales were also up significantly thanks to the success of the Volvo V40 model. For the period January to July, global sales were down by 3.2 per cent.

The United States became Volvo Cars’ number one market in July with 5,908 retail sold cars, representing a growth rate of 3.3 per cent compared to the same month last year. The Volvo S60 and XC60 models represented the majority of sales.

Volvo Cars in China continues to report rapid growth and sales in July grew by 61.6 per cent to 4,640 cars. The majority of growth came from the XC60 model which reached 2,278 sold cars, a new all-time sales record for an individual month.

Volvo Cars continued to strongly outperform the market in Sweden and retail sales grew by 15.1 per cent in July to 3,258 cars. Volvo Cars continues to be the market leader and Volvo’s V-line models with the V70, V60 and V40 dominate sales in Sweden. Also the rest of Europe reported significant growth in July. Several European markets increased retail sales with most of the growth explained by the Netherlands and the Volvo V40 model.

Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group is as follows:

 

July

January – July

2012

2013

Change

2012

2013

Change

China

2 872

4 640

61,6%

24 250

33 342

37,5%

USA

5 720

5 908

3,3%

40 337

38 486

-4,6%

EU20*

14 599

17 056

16,8%

137 878

126 839

-8,0%

 of which Sweden

2 831

3 258

15,1%

29 127

28 643

-1,7%

Rest of World

6 314

6 046

-4,2%

48 349

44 100

-8,8%

TOTAL

29 505

33 650

14,0%

250 814

242 767

-3,2%

 

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in July with 8,810 sold cars (2012: 7,792), followed by the Volvo V40 for which deliveries reached 7,057 cars (1,328). Including the Cross Country version, the V40 reached 8,533 sold cars. The third best-selling model was the Volvo S60 with 4,846 cars (5,057).

Sales figures by model (July 2013):

Volvo Car Group
July Year To Date
Models 2013 2012 % 2013 2012 %
S40 II 8 755 -98.9% 166 10,673 -98.4%
S60 II 4,846 5,057 -4.2% 38,954 39,255 -.8%
S80 II 628 871 -27.9% 4,563 7,340 -37.8%
S80L 225 231 -2.6% 2,395 3,047 -21.4%
V40 7,057 1,328 431.4% 42,456 1,611 2535.4%
V40 CC 1,476 0 100% 10,905 0 100%
V50 14 1,707 -99.2% 197 25,686 -99.2%
V60 4,219 3,514 20.1% 28,892 30,744 -6%
V70 III 1,904 2,141 -11.1% 15,111 18,938 -20.2%
XC60 8,810 7,792 13.1% 63,226 60,962 3.7%
XC70 III 1,642 1,717 -4.4% 13,325 14,929 -10.7%
XC90 1,963 2,359 -16.8% 13,776 19,241 -28.4%
C30 327 1,396 -76.6% 5,021 12,619 -60.2%
C70 II 531 637 -16.6% 3,780 5,769 -34.5%
Total 33,650 29,505 14% 242,767 250,814 -3.2%
* I, II, III etc shows which generation the car model belongs to.

*EU20 includes Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium/Luxemburg, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic