Volvo Cars' global sales continued to grow at a steady pace in July, up 7.1% year on year.

Total sales during the month reached 54,546 cars, as all the major regions of China, the US and Europe reported growth in volumes.

Year to date, total sales reached 395,372, up 7.3%.

Volume growth in July was on the back of continued strong demand for SUVs, led by the XC60, XC40 and XC90. The V60 estate and US-made S60 saloon also contributed to the volume.

Sales in Europe reached 25,518 cars in the month, up 4.8%.

The XC40 was the top-selling model in the region during the month, followed by the XC60.

Sales in China grew 24.9% to 12,639 cars. Growth was led by strong demand for the locally produced XC60 and S90.

The XC40, which started local production recently, also contributed to the growth.

US sales reached 8,795 cars during the month, up 2%. The XC90 was the top-selling model in the region during the month, followed by the XC60 and the XC40.