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Christopher Bruce2013-08-05 18:44:59

Volvo Posts 14% Sales Increase for July, Still Down for the Year

Sales in China are growing rapidly

 
 
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The XC60 is the bestselling Volvo worldwide

VolvoVolvoVolvoSweden, 1927 > present49 models
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is finally breaking into the Chinese market. For July, sales there were up 61.6% to 4,640 cars, compared to this year where Volvo is up 37.5% in China. Worldwide, Volvo sales were up 14% to 33,650 cars. From January to July, Volvo sales are down 3.2% to 242,767 cars. It posted gains in every major region for July. 

In China, the XC60XC60Volvo XC60Sweden, 2008 > present283 versions
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was the bestselling model with 2,278 cars sold in July.

European Union sales were up 16.8% for July to 17,056. It is still down in Europe from January to July with sales down 8% to 126,839. Success there was attributed to strong sales of the V40V40 (modern) Gen.1Volvo V40 (modern) Gen.1Sweden, 2013 > present266 versions
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Sales in the United States were up 3.3% in July to 5,908 cars. For the year from January to July, it has sold 38,486, down 4.6%. The S60 and XC60 take up a majority of US sales.

The XC60 is the bestselling Volvo worldwide with 8,810 cars sold in July. The V40, including the V40 Cross CountryV40 Cross CountryVolvo V40 Cross CountrySweden, 2012 > present33 photos
, sold 8,533 cars in July, which was the brand's second-highest selling model. The S60S60 Gen.2Volvo S60 Gen.2Sweden, 2009 > present354 versions
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shifted 4,846 cars in July.

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