Volvo UK sets 25-year record

Volvo Car UK has announced its highest sales figures for a quarter of a century, reporting a six per cent increase last year on 2015 results.

It recorded sales of 46,696 cars, with the V40/V40 Cross Country the highest-selling model in the UK (16,491), followed by the XC60 (16,038) and the new XC90 (5,801).

This strong UK performance helped Volvo Cars achieve a third consecutive year of record sales, selling 534,332 cars globally.

Jon Wakefield, managing director of Volvo Car UK, said, ‘2016 was a superb year for everyone at Volvo. We sold more than 46,600 cars in the UK for the first time in 25 years and increased our market share – and with another exciting year of new technologically advanced and stunning Volvos coming in 2017, we’re confident this positive momentum will continue.’