The Netherlands was biggest market for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (earlier post), with close to 1,000 units sold in October alone. Globally, all V60 models sold 5,170 units in October, up 6.4% year-on-year.
The Netherlands is the growth driver for Volvo sales in Europe, the company said, with a high and stable demand for the low-CO2 versions of the Volvo V40.
China once again became Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) number one market in October with 5,086 retail sold cars, representing an increase of 50.1%. The best-selling model was the Volvo XC60 with 2,321 sold cars. China also was the second biggest market for the V40 model, after the Netherlands.
The V60, V70 and XC60 are the top three Volvo models in the Swedish market where Volvo again captured more than 20% share of the total market and thereby retained its leadership on the Swedish market. In the United States, the new model year 2014 versions boosted sales of the S60, S80 and XC70 models and a total of 3,919 cars were retail sold in October. The US was also Volvo Cars’ biggest market for the S60 and XC90 models.