Geely's Volvo Cars said August global sales volume rose 10.2% year on year to 47,796 cars as the US, China and Europe saw growth.

Year to date sales rose 7.6% to 443,168 units.

The automaker said strong demand for SUVs, led by the XC60, XC40 and XC90 boosted August sales.

 European sales last month reached 16,639 cars, up 11.5%. Volvo's top three markets in the region, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany, reported growth of 29.4%, 30.8% and 8.6% respectively.

The XC60 and the XC40 were the highest-selling models in the region during the month.

US sales rose 2.5% to 9,194 cars with the XC90 the top-selling model in the region, followed by the XC60.

Sales in China last month reached 14,212 cars, up 24.8% compared with the same period last year.

The strong performance came on the back of continued high demand for the locally produced XC60 - also exported to Europe - and the S90.

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