Volvo's total sales was 161.320 cars, an increase of over nine per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.
Looking at the top selling models one can clearly see how important suvarna become for Volvo: XC60 one, XC40 second and XC90 in third place.
But also the new mid-sized combina V60 and the sedan S60, which is built in Volvo's new factory in the united states, contributed to the rise.
Volvo's figures should be seen against the background of nybilskonjunkturen in the world started to fade out. It is down in China, the U.S., and it is slow even in Europe. But the Volvo has so far managed to keep the speed of the upturn – with one exception: in Sweden, the so-important domestic market.
in This, Volvo has lost 30% in volume so far this year, which is twice up against the overall market. Volvo's share of the market for new cars has fallen by four percentage points to 19.