Volvo Cars reported in the first six months of 2021 the best result ever in terms of sales in the first half of the year: 380,757 cars sold globally, up 41% compared to the same period last year. The overall increase in sales was driven by strong demand in China, the United States and Europe, all regions characterized by double-digit growth compared to the same period last year, which was affected by market conditions influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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In June, Volvo Cars sold 68,224 cars globally, registering an increase of 11% compared to the same month last year. In the first six months of 2021, the number of Volvos sold online more than fivefold compared to the same period in 2020. The overall increase was driven by higher customer demand in conjunction with an expanded offering in more numbers. of markets.
The range of Recharge rechargeable models Cars, with full electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain, was very popular with customers and accounted for 24.6% of all Volvos sold worldwide in the first half of the year. Compared to the first half of 2020, the share of Recharge models has increased by almost 150%. Sales in the United States reached a total of 63,754 units in the first six months of the year, an increase of 47.4% compared to the same period in 2020. The SUV range The automaker, dominated by the XC60, XC90 and XC40, continued to be in high demand in the US market, contributing to volume growth for the period. In June, US sales increased 18.0% to 12,258 cars.
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Sales in China have reached 95,252 units in the first half of the year in 2021, marking an increase of 44.9% compared to the same period last year. Sales for the month of June came in at 16,680 cars, up 10.4%. In the first half of 2021, European sales rose 35.4% to 166,822 cars, compared to the same period in 2020, which was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase in the period was mainly due to the excellent sales performance in the United Kingdom. In June, European sales closed at 28,695 units, up 1.3%.