Volvo's annus mirabilis | Industry - Car News Jan 2019

INDUSTRY

15:41 Tuesday 08 Jan 2019

Last year was the most successful ever in the ninety-plus year history of Volvo Cars.

A new global sales record of 642,253 cars was set, the first time Volvo have broken through the 600,000 barrier.  Sales went up by 12.4% in 2018, the fifth consecutive year of growth.

Volvo’s success was underpinned by strong demand for the company’s SUV products in the important United States, Chinese, and European markets.  In Europe, the best-selling Volvo in 2018 was the XC60, which sold 189,459 examples, followed by the XC90 at 94,182 units. Demand was also strong for the new V60 and XC40 models, giving rise to hopes for an even more spectacular 2019.

 

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