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