January marked the 19th consecutive month of retail sales growth at Volvo Cars as the carmaker logged sales surges in Europe, China and the United States. Volvo grew 4.9 percent in Europe in January, with the United Kingdom gaining 34.4 percent.
Volvo also managed to retain its 20-percent market share in home market Sweden after selling 0.2 percent more vehicles to retail customers to 3,628 cars, with the Volvo XC60 and XC70 crossovers leading the pack.
In China, Volvo sold 0.7 more cars to retail buyers in January 2015 to 5,879 units, compared to the same month in 2014. Chinese customers were preferring the XC60 and the S60L. In the US, Volvo sold 0.1 percent more vehicles to retail customers to 3,795 cars in January, with the Volvo XC60 and S60 as the best-sellers.
Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars, remarked that 2014 was a good year and the carmaker is continuing the positive trend into 2015 with its 19th month of consecutive growth.
He noted that Volvo Cars has already received over 15,000 pre-orders for the all new XC90 before its arrival in showrooms.