Volvo November Sales Mark 17 Months of Growth
Despite being back in black in October, Volvo sales in November were more back to a state of normalcy—which is to say Volvo was down in the US and offsetting its losses in China and Sweden with big movement.
Overall, Volvo November sales were up 2.6% year-over-year with 38,941 units sold around the globe.
As per usual, China was the leading market for Volvo with 15.6% growth, totaling up to 6,933 vehicles. To date, sales in China are up 33.6% for Volvo with 72,760 deliveries.
Sweden added in 5,718 vehicles—a 6.5% year-over-year increase—bringing sales in Volvo’s home country well across the 50,000 unit mark with a little more than a month to go in 2014.
Cumulative sales from Western Europe (save for Sweden) notched an additional 15,783 sales, good for a 3.4% increase.
Sales in the US were down 14.4% with 3,623 sales (compared to 4,233 in November 2013), fortunes that Volvo hope to reverse in 2015 and going forward with new models like the XC90.
Global Volvo sales in November were enough to account for an incredible 17th straight month of retail growth. Through it all, the best selling model has been the XC60 crossover, which has already bested its all-time record with more than a month left to go.
“With no less than 17 months of consecutive growth we have demonstrated that Volvo Cars’ growth is both consistent and sustainable,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars. “It was also encouraging to get all the positive feedback on the new Volvo V60 Cross Country which is a great addition to an already very attractive product offer.”