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Volvo Cars' global sales up by 14.2% in July'20

The double digit volume growth during the month was driven by a continued strong demand for Volvo Car’s SUV range.

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Volvo Cars recorded a 14.2% growth in sales at 62,291 units during July'20 as it saw a positive growth in Europe, US and China Sales in Europe returned to growth in July, continuing its positive trend as markets lifted restrictions put in place to curb the Covid -19 pandemic.  The double digit volume growth during the month was driven by a continued strong demand for Volvo;s SUV range.

 

In July, the XC40 compact SUV was the top selling model for the company, followed by the XC60 mid-size SUV and the XC90 large SUV. During the month, SUVs accounted for 72.8 per cent of the company’s total sales, up from 63.4 per cent in same month last year.

In the first seven months, Volvo Cars sold 332, 253 cars, down 16 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Volvo Cars’ sales in Europe reached 28,700 cars in July, up 12.5 per cent versus the same month last year. In the first seven months of the year, sales declined by 24.1 per cent year-on-year.

US sales in July continued to grow year-on-year during the month and reached 9,697 cars, up 10.3 per cent compared with the same month last year. In the first seven months, US sales declined by 10.1 per cent to 52,952 cars, compared with the same period last year. In China, sales reached 14,410 cars, up 14.0 per cent compared with July last year. In the first seven months of the year, sales declined by 0.3 per cent, compared with the same period last year.

Volvo Cars’ Recharge line-up of chargeable models, with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain, continued to be popular among customers. The share of Recharge models more than doubled in the first seven months, compared with the same period last year.


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