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      US Car Sales Down in Sept While Volvo Sales up 7.0%

      US car sales were down September 2019, to be expected as Labor Day fell in August this year, but Volvo sales still up 7.0%.

      http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/u-s-aut...ures-by-brand/

      https://www.media.volvocars.com/us/e.../sales-volumes

      Seems all European car sales are up in the US except for VW and Audi.
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      Sales by models

      Models September 2019 September 2018 % Year To Date 2019 Year To Date 2018 %
      S60 1,614 582 177.3 % 12,329 5,846 110.9 %
      S60 CC 0 19 - - 202 -
      S90 777 529 46.9 % 2,269 5,732 -60.4 %
      V60 123 111 10.8 % 629 1,093 -42.5 %
      V60 CC 214 186 15.1 % 732 2,770 -73.6 %
      V60 II 0 9 - - 9 -
      V90 121 60 101.7 % 408 371 10.0 %
      V90 CC 196 219 -10.5 % 762 1,710 -55.4 %
      XC40 1,090 1,104 -1.3 % 13,223 9,033 46.4 %
      XC60 0 6 - - 251 -
      XC60 II 2,253 3,406 -33.9 % 22,171 23,260 -4.7 %
      XC90 2,935 2,484 18.2 % 24,909 23,652 5.3 %
      9,323 8,715 7.0 % 77,432 73,929 4.7 %
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      Volvo Cars reports 7.4 per cent global sales growth in the first nine months

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      Volvo Cars maintained a solid sales momentum in the first nine months of the year, with global volumes up 7.4 per cent, compared with the same period last year. The company sold a total of 507,704 cars during the period.



      Europe, China and the US all reported a steady sales growth in the January to September period, with Volvo Cars consistently growing faster than the industry, thereby gaining market share across these regions.



      In September, Volvo Cars sold 64,536 cars, up 6.5 per cent, compared with the same period last year.



      The first nine-month performance was supported by the continued strong demand for Volvo Carsí award winning SUV range led by the XC60, followed by the XC40 and the XC90. The companyís latest models like the V60 estate, the V60 Cross Country and the US-made S60 sedan also contributed to the increased volumes.



      The companyís sales in Europe reached 247,610 cars in the January to September period, up 6 per cent compared with the same period last year. The growth in the region was led by the performance in the United Kingdom, up 19.3 per cent, compared with the same period last year. German sales grew 24.8 per cent in the first nine months, compared to the same period last year with the companyís subscription offer, Care by Volvo, now trending around 6 per cent of the total marketís volumes.



      In the US, Volvo Cars continued to buck the industry trend, by posting a steady sales growth in the first nine months. During the period, Volvo Carsí US sales increased 4.7 per cent to 77,432 cars, compared with the same period last year. The top selling models for the company in the region were the XC90 and the XC60 SUVs.



      Volvo Carsí sales in China reached 109,512 cars in the first nine months, up 13.8 per cent, compared with the same period last year. The solid performance in the region was on account of continued strong demand for the locally produced XC60 and the S90 models.



      A detailed break-up of regional sales is given below:



      Globally, the XC60 continued to be the top selling model for the company in the January to September period, retailing 145,629 cars (2018: 134,975 units), followed by the XC40 at 95,475 cars (2018: 48,543 units) and the XC90 with sales of 71,830 cars (2018: 70,329 units).





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      Sales by region

      September

      January-September

      2018

      2019

      Change

      2018

      2019

      Change

      Europe

      29,922

      31,055

      3.8%

      233,680

      247,610

      6%

      China

      13,205

      14,920

      13%

      96,192

      109,512

      13.8%

      US

      8,715

      9,323

      7%

      73,929

      77,432

      4.7%

      Other

      8,780

      9,238

      5.2%

      68,752

      73,150

      6.4

      Total

      60,622

      64,536

      6.5%

      472,553

      507,704

      7.4%

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      Sales by models

      Models September 2019 September 2018 % Year To Date 2019 Year To Date 2018 %
      S60 II 67 865 -92.3 % 983 12,603 -92.2 %
      S60 III 3,512 0 100.0 % 17,712 0 100.0 %
      S60L 1,456 1,993 -26.9 % 9,202 19,471 -52.7 %
      S60 CC 50 80 -37.5 % 213 803 -73.5 %
      S90 5,495 4,685 17.3 % 41,674 43,834 -4.9 %
      V40 3,475 6,014 -42.2 % 34,508 46,581 -25.9 %
      V40 CC 619 1,748 -64.6 % 10,869 12,920 -15.9 %
      V60 44 1,117 -96.1 % 748 21,906 -96.6 %
      V60 CC 31 633 -95.1 % 351 10,845 -96.8 %
      V60 CC II 1,418 0 100.0 % 9,959 0 100.0 %
      V60 II 3,739 3,152 18.6 % 38,509 6,619 481.8 %
      V90 2,009 2,205 -8.9 % 16,356 24,774 -34.0 %
      V90 CC 1,520 1,881 -19.2 % 13,670 16,278 -16.0 %
      XC40 13,213 9,257 42.7 % 95,475 48,543 96.7 %
      XC60 3 18 -83.3 % 11 2,072 -99.5 %
      XC60 II 18,717 18,594 0.7 % 145,629 134,975 7.9 %
      XC90 II 9,165 8,380 9.4 % 71,830 70,329 2.1 %
      Other 3 0 100.0 % 5 0 100.0 %
      64,536 60,622 6.5 % 507,704 472,553 7.4 %
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      Quote Originally Posted by FusionRedXC60 View Post
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      29,922



      31,055



      3.8%



      233,680



      247,610



      6%



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      13,205



      14,920



      13%



      96,192



      109,512



      13.8%



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      9,323



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      68,752



      73,150



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      60,622



      64,536



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      472,553



      507,704



      7.4%


      Car market not-so-great in the US, and poor in China. Volvo still looking good in both places. In the US it's the XC90, XC60, S60, and the XC40 again. All the usual suspects.
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      XC60 suffered a huge drop in September in the US, interesting but disconcerting...

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      Quote Originally Posted by volvocu View Post
      XC60 suffered a huge drop in September in the US, interesting but disconcerting...
      There were some pretty great incentives on remaining 2019 XC90s that might have made them a better value story than the XC60 for a lot of folks - I think US buyers will always go bigger if price permits. While I have yet to see any sort of heavy discounting of XC40s and maybe dealer stock is still an issue, I'm still a little surprised how its sales numbers look - I thought this model would at least be on par with, if not surpassing, the XC60 or XC90. Definitely thought it would sell more than the S60 at the very least.
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      S90 777 529 46.9 % 2,269 5,732 -60.4 %
      V90 CC 196 219 -10.5 % 762 1,710 -55.4 %

      lol. The entire 90 series needs to be canceled.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyc View Post
      S90 777 529 46.9 % 2,269 5,732 -60.4 %
      V90 CC 196 219 -10.5 % 762 1,710 -55.4 %

      lol. The entire 90 series needs to be canceled.
      But not the XC90. It's one of Volvo's best sellers. And the V90 and S90 sell well worldwide.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyc View Post
      S90 777 529 46.9 % 2,269 5,732 -60.4 %
      V90 CC 196 219 -10.5 % 762 1,710 -55.4 %

      lol. The entire 90 series needs to be canceled.
      Or...Maybe Volvo needs to step up their advertising program.

      Iíve owned a variety of cars in the last 55 years. Iíve never had so many strangers approach and ask questions about my car as Iíve had since driving my V90. Recently had a guy in a new M-B follow me for a couple miles, when I reached my destination, he pulled in next to me and asked a bunch of questions. He had ZERO knowledge that the V90 series even exists.

      He sat in the driverís seat for a few minutes and was very impressed by the aesthetics of the exterior and interior design. I know wagons are a niche market in the US, but perhaps Volvo is missing a segment of potential customers by doing ZERO advertising of the best wagons in the world.

      Just one opinion.

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      Plenty of subaru wagons are still sold in US.

      Volvo even didn't broadcast an ad saying "wagon is back". Instead, VCUSA only gives very limited options for V90CC, and don't offer stock of V90 at all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by FusionRedXC60 View Post
      Plenty of subaru wagons are still sold in US.

      Volvo even didn't broadcast an ad saying "wagon is back". Instead, VCUSA only gives very limited options for V90CC, and don't offer stock of V90 at all.

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      I just find it...odd.

      Our V90 T6 Inscription is just an all-around excellent car, not plain, not simple.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
      Or...Maybe Volvo needs to step up their advertising program.

      Iíve owned a variety of cars in the last 55 years. Iíve never had so many strangers approach and ask questions about my car as Iíve had since driving my V90. Recently had a guy in a new M-B follow me for a couple miles, when I reached my destination, he pulled in next to me and asked a bunch of questions. He had ZERO knowledge that the V90 series even exists.

      He sat in the driverís seat for a few minutes and was very impressed by the aesthetics of the exterior and interior design. I know wagons are a niche market in the US, but perhaps Volvo is missing a segment of potential customers by doing ZERO advertising of the best wagons in the world.

      Just one opinion.
      Uhh.. Volvo DID step the advertising. The did it through a crazy looking opera singer in front of an SUV? :WTFBBQ:

      You're literally citing 1 "datum", in the middle of nowhere of PNW, where wagons rule, where #1 wagons are shiiiiity lil Subies that cost 1/2 as much. The entire 90s series needs to be killed, as does the S60 sedan, especially thanks to Mr. Trump's dumb AF "trade war". FWIW, my neighbor has a SPA S90, my other neighbor has a SPA V90, the neighbor down the block has a V70 T5, and across from her the neighbor has a SPA XC90 (just like me), but I also live in a liberal AF town where the median income is ~$90K and bleeding blue.

      Anyway, kill the made in China S90 because Murica hates this car.

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