Volvo Cars reports sales of 54,317 cars in October

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Volvo Cars today reported sales of 54,317 cars in October, up 6.9 per cent compared with the same month last year. Overall underlying demand for the company’s cars remains robust, especially for its Recharge range of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

The company’s line of Recharge models represented 36.8 per cent of the sales last month, with fully electric vehicles accounting for 15 per cent of total sales.

During the January-October period, Volvo Cars retail sales reached 483,304 cars, down 16.9 per cent, compared to the same period last year.

European sales for October reached 22,030 cars, down 0.4 per cent compared with the same month last year. Sales of Recharge cars accounted for 64.9 per cent of the total sales in the region during the month.

Volvo Cars’ US sales for the month reached 9,478, up 8.9 per cent compared with October last year, with Recharge models making up 26.7 per cent of the total sales.

China sales increased by 36.7 per cent in October to 15,048 cars compared to the same month last year, with Recharge models amounting to 6.1 per cent of total sales.

Volvo Cars’ top selling model for the month was the XC60 with sales of 17,531 cars (2021: 15,399 units), followed by the XC40 at 14,883 cars (2021: 13,987) and the XC90 at 7,651 cars (2021: 8,639 units).

   January- October   
October     
 20222021Change20222021Change
       
Europe22,03022,124-0.4%188,046242,495-22.5%
Recharge14,28710,36937.8%95,601102,375-6.6%
 – Plug-in hybrid8,1158,712-6.9%68,85590,836-24.2%
 – Fully electric6,1721,657272.5%26,74611,539131.8%
       
China15,04811,00636.7%132,792143,616-7.5%
Recharge9171,230-25.4%9,1688,3949.2%
 – Plug-in hybrid8371,142-26.7%7,1437,844-8.9%
 – Fully electric8088-9.1%2,025550268.2%
       
US9,4788,7018.9%81,694104,066-21.5%
Recharge2,5282,10220.3%21,94318,13121.0%
 – Plug-in hybrid1,6931,29530.7%16,84312,90630.5%
 – Fully electric8358073.5%5,1005,225-2.4%
       
Other7,7618,984-13.6%80,77291,287-11.5%
Recharge2,2652,285-0.9%21,86019,16814.0%
 – Plug-in hybrid1,2041,996-39.7%15,21418,217-16.5%
 – Fully electric1,061289267.1%6,646951598.8%
       
Total54,31750,8156.9%483,304581,464-16.9%
Recharge19,99715,98625.1%148,572148,0680.3%
 – Plug-in hybrid11,84913,145-9.9%108,055129,803-16.8%
 – Fully electric8,1482,841186.8%40,51718,265121.8%

Source: Volvo Cars

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