Volvo Cars global sales were up 15% in July, compared with the same month last year. The company sold a total of 50,931 cars in July, as sales grew in all main markets.

In the first seven months of 2018, sales grew by 14.5% compared with the year before, to a total of 368,570 cars. The strong performance follows Volvo Cars' best ever first six months of sales, and places the company firmly on course for another full-year record.

The US continued its good momentum in July, growing by 23.8% to 8,622 cars compared with the same month last year, led by a continued strong performance from Volvo's SUV line-up.

Sales in China, Volvo's largest market, increased by 9.2% mainly due to the popularity of the locally produced XC60 and S90 models. Total sales for the month amounted to 10,121 cars.

In Europe, sales reached 24,355 cars in July, increasing by 10.1% compared with July 2017 following high demand for the XC60 and XC40 models.

Europe: July 2017 - 22,125 units; July 2018 - 24,355 units; change - 10.1%; YTD 2017 - 177,778 units; YTD 2018 - 188,835 units; change - 6.2%
China: July 2017 - 9,267 units; July 2018 - 10,121 units; change - 9.2%; YTD 2017 - 61,181 units; YTD 2018 - 71,601 units; change - 17.0%
US: July 2017 - 6,967 units; July 2018 - 8,622 units; change - 23.8%; YTD 2017 - 41,069 units; YTD 2018 - 56,244 units; change - 37.0%
Other: July 2017 - 5,919 units; July 2018 - 7,833 units; change - 32.3%; YTD 2017 - 41,891 units; YTD 2018 - 51,890 units; change - 23.9%
Total: July 2017 - 44,278 units; July 2018 - 50,931 units; change - 15.0%; YTD 2017 - 321,919 units; YTD 2018 - 368,570 units; change - 14.5%

Globally, the new Volvo XC60 continued to be the best-selling model in the first seven months of the year, with 103,017 units sold (2017: 3,256 units), followed by the XC90 at 54,815 units (46,733 units) and the Volvo V40/V40 Cross Country at 47,719 units (55,763 units). During the first seven months of the year, the S90 generated volumes of 35,049 units (20,756 units).

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