Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. maintained its strong year-to-date sales performance for the first 10 months of 2000, finishing October 10.1% ahead of the same period of 1999. October sales matched the pace of last year as Volvo retailers sold 10,405 units despite the limited availability of some new models. The company sold 10,478 units in October, 1999. For the first 10 months of 2000, the company sold 104,368 units vs. the 94,754 units sold during the same period of 1999.