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VOLVO CARS REPORTS 7.4 PER CENT GLOBAL SALES GROWTH IN APRIL

Date: 13 May 2019 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Volvo South Africa
Source: Volvo South Africa
Volvo Cars global sales continued to grow at a steady pace in April, up 7.4 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Total sales during the month reached 56,535 cars with all the regions, of China, US and Europe reporting a growth in volumes compared with the same month last year.

Sales in the January-April period stood at 217,855 cars, up 8.9 per cent compared with the same period last year.

The volume growth in April was led by continued strong demand for Volvo’s award-winning SUV range led by the XC60, and followed by the XC40 and XC90. Volvo’s latest models, the V60 estate and the US-built S60 sedan, also contributed to the increased volumes.

China reported a strong sales growth of 16.8 per cent in April compared with the same period last year. Total sales in the region reached 12,192 cars during the month. The growth was on the back of high demand for the locally assembled XC60 and S90 models.

European sales in April grew 6.1 per cent to 27,963 cars, on the back of strong demand for the XC40, followed by the XC60 and the new V60 estate.

US sales reached 8,367 cars for the month of April, up 0.4 per cent compared with the same period last year. XC90 was the highest selling car in the region followed by the XC60.

In April, the XC60 was the top selling model with sales reaching 16,545 cars (2018: 14,840), followed by the XC40, with total sales at 10,801 cars (2018: 5,554 units), and the Volvo XC90 at 7,954 cars (2018: 7,241 units).
 
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