Volvo sales continue to grow, with an 11.3 per cent rise in sales in the first two months of 2019, driven by strong XC40 and XC60 sales.
It’s hard not to look at the woes of Jaguar Land Rover when you see how well Volvo are doing; after all, it’s not long since both were owned by Ford.
But although JLR has done well for a decade, it has rather lost its way lately and is drowning in a raft of problems. By contrast, Volvo – now owned by China’s Geely – is still flying.
That is evidenced by the latest sales figures from Volvo which show sales in the first two months of 2019 were up by 11.3 per cent, with sales of 93,863.
That number was driven by Volvo’s SUVs, with the XC60 the bests-selling car, but with the new XC40 quickly catching up.
In February, sales of the XC60 were up by more than 20 per cent and XC40 sales up by more than 400 per cent (although the XC40 was just coming on stream last year). Volvo XC90 sales were, however, down by almost 15 per cent and sales of the V40 – soon to be replaced – fell by a third, but the new V60 chipped in 3,849 sales.
With new 40 Series models on the way, a revamped XC90 – including ‘B’ badged hybrids – and S60 sales coming on stream, Volvo still looks to be heading onwards and upwards.