Volvo Cars continued to grow sales globally in April and posted an 11.3% increase in retail sales for the month, selling 42,434 cars. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver globally, while the consistently popular XC60 was the best-selling model overall. Global growth for the first four months was 11.8%.
The United States reported a sales increase of 33.1% versus the same month last year. Retail sales amounted to 6,169 cars. The new Volvo XC90 was the key growth driver and the best-selling Volvo model in the US.
Sales in Europe as a whole were up by 12.3% with solid growth across the region. Sweden was Volvo Cars’ biggest market for the month with 6,635 sold cars, up 10.3% versus April last year.
Other strong performing markets included Germany, France, the UK and the Netherlands. The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in Europe while the new XC90 represented most of the growth for the month.
China was Volvo’s second biggest market in April, reporting retail sales of 6,280 cars. The best-selling cars were the locally produced Volvo XC60 and S60L models.
Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group is as follows:
|April||January – April|
|China||6 732||6 280||-6,7%||24 043||25 916||7,8%|
|USA||4 636||6 169||33,1%||18 359||22 530||22,7%|
|Sweden||6 017||6 635||10,3%||20 110||22 682||12,8%|
|Western Europe||14 937||16 900||13,1%||58 459||66 205||13,3%|
|Other markets||5 802||6 450||11,2%||24 874||25 692||3,3%|
|TOTAL||38 124||42 434||11,3%||145 845||163 025||11,8%|
The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in April with 11,937 sold cars (2015: 13,187), followed by the Volvo XC90 at 8,102 cars (new).
The Volvo V40/V40 Cross Country was the third best-selling model line with 7,365 sold cars (8,050).
Sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volumes section of the Global Newsroom.