Volvo Has Stellar First Half of the Year in Sales

Volvo Cars had a solid start to the year, and that shows in its global sales increase of 8.2 percent for the first six months of 2017.

Volvo sold 256,563 cars during the top half of the year last year compared to the 277,641 sold so far in 2017. Global retail sales in June totaled 54,351 cars, a 5.7 percent jump compared to June of last year.

The 90 Series was one of the brand's most popular cars and the first generation XC60 keeps its position as the best-selling overall model. In the Asia-Pacific region, sales grew by a whopping 27.3 percent in June, and the brand sold 13,769 cars. China also had a fantastic year. Volvo's largest market blossomed by 30.9 percent to 10,113 vehicles sold.

In six months, transactions in the Asia-Pacific region grew by 22.6 percent and China was up 27.6 percent for the period. Locally-produced XC60, S60L, and S90 models led the way with high demand from customers.

Sales for the first half of the year in the EMEA region climbed 6.6 percent to 164,128 units sold. Strong demand for the new V90, XC90 and XC60 helped foster that growth. Strong performing markets also contributed to Volvo's stellar sales numbers including Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

The North American region reported 41,277 cars sold for the first six months of the year. 34,102 of those transactions were from the United States. The most popular model sold was the XC90, followed closely by the XC60.

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