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Volvo 2013 Sales Have US and China Coming Down to the Wire

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2014 Volvo XC60Volvo 2013 sales figures have been announced, revealing the results of a year-end race that saw the United States and China neck-and-neck for the title of Volvo’s top market. The winner by a nose? The United States, with 61,233 vehicles sold.

The Volvo S60 and XC60 were the two best-selling vehicles in Volvo 2013 sales statistics for the US.  The XC60—also the best-selling model in China—moved 114,010 units globally during the year, which is a considerable rise from 2012’s 106,203 unit tally.  The second-best-selling Volvo vehicle overall was the V40, which moved 78,307 units and more than tripled 2012’s 22,202 unit figure.  The V40’s success was bolstered by strong sales throughout Europe and Japan.

“After six consecutive months of growing sales we can report a great full-year performance exceeding last year’s results,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars, in the carmaker’s press release. “Our China team has delivered fantastic growth and we will continue to expand our presence there. We have new products reaching US showrooms soon and in Europe we have a very attractive product offer which will be further developed in 2014.”

So just how close was the race for the top spot when it came to Volvo 2013 sales? China, the runner-up, sold 61,146 units.  That’s about as close as the Bush/Gore election, only in this case, nobody loses (most particularly, not America).