Volvo has recorded an 11 per cent growth in global sales for the month of September 2017. Compared to the same month last year, the Swedish automaker reported an 11.2 per cent rise with sales of 52,674 cars.
In the first nine months of 2017, sales amounted to 4.13 lakh cars, up 9 per cent compared with the same period last year. The strong growth is down to the demand for Volvo’s 90 series range of cars.
The United Kingdom recorded sales of 7,865 in September, up 0.5 per cent over the same period last year. Sales for the first nine months of 2017 were 36,574 cars, an increase of 4.9 per cent versus the first nine months of 2016. The XC60 is the best-selling model in the UK so far this year, followed by the V40 and the XC90.
In China, Volvo’s largest market, sales grew by 29.8 per cent in September, as the company sold a total of 11,544 cars. The locally produced XC60, S60L and S90 models continued to be the main growth drivers. The Asia Pacific region recorded the strongest growth of all regions during the first nine months of 2017, up 23.7 per cent compared with the same period last year.
In the US, Volvo reported a 40.7 per cent increase year-on-year for the month of September, following strong sales of the XC90, the S90 and the recently introduced new XC60 mid-size SUV.