Volvo Cars’ positive momentum continued in April as the premium car maker reported a global year-on-year sales increase of 12.2 percent for the month, growing in all its main markets. Total sales for the month reached 52,635 cars compared to 46,895 a year earlier.
Sales of the new XC40, recently crowned Car of the Year in Europe, as well as the 90-series cars were the main growth drivers in April. In the first four months of 2018, sales amounted to 200,042 cars, up 13.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.
In China, Volvo Cars’ largest market, sales increased by 20.2 percent following strong customer demand for the locally produced XC60 SUV and S90 sedan. Total sales for the month reached 10,442 cars, up from 8,687 cars a year ago.
Sales in Europe reached 26,360 cars in April, increasing by 3.1 per cent compared with last year on the back of good performance for the XC40, XC60 and 90-series cars.
The US market continued doing well in April, growing by 17.0 per cent compared with the same month last year to 8,333 cars after strong sales of Volvo’s SUV line-up.
Globally, the new Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in April with 14,840 cars sold (2017: N/A), followed by the Volvo XC90 with 7,241 cars sold (6,397). The Volvo V40/V40 Cross Country was third with 6,519 sold cars (7,577).