Volvo car sales down in JuneJuly 2, 2020
Volvo Cars sold 61,483 cars in June, which is 2.1% less than in the same month last year.
Volvo Cars’ swift action to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain open plants has led to a 15 day limited number of days off at the Swedish brand plant in Torsland, well below the industry average, which means the company is now well placed to meet rapidly recovering demand. In addition, during the closing of dealerships, the company launched an online purchase service for its Volvo Cars Stay Home Store.
In the first six months of this year, Volvo Cars sold 269,962 vehicles, which is 20.8% less than the same period last year. US sales in June totaled 10,385 cars, up 4.5% from a year earlier. In the first six months, sales in the US fell 13.7% to 43,255 vehicles compared to the same period last year.
In China, sales continued to grow year on year during the month and reached 15 105 cars, which is 14.1% more than last June. In the first half of this year, sales decreased by 3.0% compared to the same period last year.
Sales in Europe in June continued to show signs of recovery from the previous month as more countries in the region began to open.
Sales of Volvo Cars in Europe in June reached 28,277 cars, which is 6.5% less than in the same month last year. In the first 6 months of this year, sales decreased by 29.5% year on year.
The bestseller of the brand according to the results of last month was the mid-size SUV XC60. In second place in sales is the compact SUV XC40, followed by the large SUV XC90. During the month, SUVs accounted for 71.2% of the company’s total sales, compared with 60.0% in the same month last year.
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