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March 2016: Volvo Car USA, LLC

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Volvo Posts Nine Months of Consecutive Double Digit Sales Growth

  • Records Best March Since 2008

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (April 1, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 6,857 vehicles, a 15.9 percent increase versus March 2015. The ninth month of double digit growth was led by the award winning XC90 luxury SUV with 3,000 vehicles sold. Year-to-date sales are up 19.2 percent.

 

“Our sales streak is certainly something we are proud of, led by the acclaimed XC90,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “We just started taking pre-orders for the S90 luxury sedan, which we will arrive in dealerships this summer. Along with this, we launched the S90 concierge program to give our customers a personal contact throughout the purchase process.”

 

Volvo is implementing a sweeping $11 billion transformation plan that has involved the development of its own modular vehicle architecture, a new engine range, global manufacturing capability, a completely renewed product range and world leading developments in safety, autonomous driving and connectivity.

 

Models March 2016 March 2015 % Year To Date 2016 Year To Date 2015 %
S60 1,210 1,970 -38.6 % 2,488 4,544 -45.2 %
S60 CC 67 0 100.0 % 147 0 100.0 %
S80 62 90 -31.1 % 146 372 -60.8 %
V60 328 590 -44.4 % 727 1,221 -40.5 %
V60 CC 171 225 -24.0 % 401 323 24.1 %
XC60 1,599 2,464 -35.1 % 3,646 5,935 -38.6 %
XC70 420 563 -25.4 % 959 1,209 -20.7 %
XC90 0 13 - - 111 -
All-New XC90 3,000 0 100.0 % 7,847 0 100.0 %
C70 0 1 - - 7 -
Total 6,857 5,916 15.9 % 16,361 13,722 19.2 %
 
* I, II, III etc shows which generation the car model belongs to.

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