The global sales of Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars continued its strong growth in March, rising 17.9% compared to the same month last year; driven primarily by robust growth in China and positive performances in the USA and several other markets in Europe. The company also reported a strong first quarter of sales for 2014, increasing 9.5% compared to the same three month period in 2013.
Sales have now increased for nine consecutive months, indicating a strong turnaround at Volvo. China was once again the largest market for Volvo in March with 7,043 vehicles sold, an increase of 39.2% versus the same month last year. The Volvo XC60 was the company’s highest-selling model, while the S60L and the V40 continued to notch up sturdy sales numbers in second and third place respectively. Several European countries and the US also saw a positive growth in sales, with the number of vehicles sold in the USA in March this year having risen by 10.3% as compared with the same month of last year.
Commenting on the sales performance, Alain Visser, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars said, “Volvo Cars continues its growth momentum in key markets around the world, and it is encouraging to see signs of improvement in the US. With the roll-out of our strengthened offer to customers fully underway, I am confident that during the remainder of the year we will continue our momentum.”