In the first nine months of 2021, 530,649 Volvo cars were sold worldwide, which is 17.6% more than in the same period last year. About this on October 12 informs press service of the Swedish brand.
It is noted that sales growth was recorded in Europe, China and the United States. It happened despite difficult conditions this year, which are associated with a global shortage of components caused by the suspension of production by suppliers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Online sales of Volvo cars increased more than 360% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Growth is driven by increasing customer interest in this sales channel, combined with an expanded supply to more markets.
The XC60 crossover has become the most popular Volvo model in the world. A total of 162,596 of these cars were sold from January to September 2021. The second place is occupied by XC40, which was chosen by 156,920 buyers. The third place is occupied by Volvo XC90. In the first nine months of 2021, such cars were sold in the world 80 402 units.
On July 7, it was reported that Volvo will transform itself into a premium electric vehicle manufacturer and a global leader in the fast-growing premium electric segment by 2030.
The company plans to build cars with a real range that is twice that of current electric vehicles. By the middle of this decade, Volvo expects to sell 1.2 million vehicles worldwide, of which at least half will be fully electric.