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July 2015: Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

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Volvo Announces July Sales

  • Strong demand for XC60, XC90 lead to 14.8 percent increase

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (August 3, 2015) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 5,619 units, a 14.8 percent increase versus July 2014. Year-to-date sales are up 2 percent over the first seven months of 2014.

 

The top seller for the month was the XC60 crossover with 2,146 units sold, a 23.9 percent increase versus July 2014. The all-new XC90 luxury SUV finished the month in the second spot with 1,176 units sold, while strong demand continues.

 

“The positive U.S. sales results for this month is very encouraging and part of the planned growth in the market,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Americas. “The XC90 has been extremely well received, coupled with the strong increases for our other models, we are at the forefront of the transformation of our U.S. business.”

 

Following an $11 billion investment, the positive momentum has materialized with the first all-new model off the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the XC90, with world-first safety technologies, a new design language, new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.

 

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