Record 2016 sales figures released this week have been cause for celebration for a number of manufacturers, but none more so than Volvo Cars who enjoyed their most successful year in the UK for a quarter of a century.
A 7% jump in sales compared to 2015 saw Volvo sell 46,696 cars in the UK last year, with the V40 and V40 Cross Country models the most popular choice, while around the world the company sold a record breaking 534,332 vehicles. That global figure represents a third consecutive year of sales growth for the brand, up by 6.2% on the previous 12 months.
In total, Volvo sold 16,491 V40 and V40 Cross Country models in the UK last year, closely followed by the XC60 model (16,038), which is now powered exclusively by Volvo’s Drive-E range of powertrains.
Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "2016 was a superb year for everyone at Volvo. We sold more than 46,600 cars in the UK for the first time in 25 years and increased our market share – and with another exciting year of new technologically advanced and stunning Volvos coming in 2017, we're confident this positive momentum will continue."
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