Volvo reports continued growth

Volvo Cars has posted an 8.2% rise in sales for the first six months of 2017 with 277,641 cars sold, compared with 256,563 cars a year earlier.

Global retail sales in June came in at 54,351 cars, an increase of 5.7% compared with the same month last year. Strong demand for the new 90 series cars continues to be an important factor in Volvo’s positive sales performance, while the first-generation XC60 remains the best-selling model overall.

The UK recorded sales of 5,018 in June, up four per cent over the same month in 2016. Sales for the first half of 2017 amounted to 24,519 cars, an increase of 8.4% versus the same period last year. The XC60 is the best-selling model in the UK so far this year, followed by the V40, XC90 and the V90.

Jon Wakefield, managing director of Volvo Car UK, said, ‘These fantastic figures are a result of all the hard work from everyone at Volvo Car UK and our dealer network, and show that we’re well on track for another record-breaking year of sales and growth for Volvo in the UK.’

The results see Volvo remain firmly on course for another record year.