Volvo Outperforms The New Car Market In 2017
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 13:20
Volvo Car UK has posted its second-highest annual sales figure for 25 years, selling 46,139 cars in 2017. This is only slightly behind 2016’s record-breaking figure of 46,696, and is an especially strong result in an overall market down nearly 6%.
Volvo also increased its UK market share by 5% in 2017, up from 1.73% in 2016 to 1.83%.
The XC60 was the best-selling model in the UK, with 16,302 sold, followed by the V40 (14,256) and the XC90 (6,210). The annual XC60 sales are particularly notable considering they include the run out of the first-generation model and the introduction of the all-new version.
This impressive UK performance helped Volvo Cars achieve another year of record global sales, selling 571,577 cars in 2017, up 7% on 2016’s figure.
2017 was also an exceptional year in terms of Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car sales. A total of 25,693 Volvo Selekt cars were sold in the UK in 2017, a 15% year-on-year increase.
Commenting on the sales performance, Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: “Selling more than 46,000 new cars and growing our UK market share is a tremendous result, especially considering the current market conditions. It’s a testament to the desirability and quality of our cars, and a result of all the hard work of everyone at Volvo Car UK and the entire retailer network.
“With the newly launched XC40 pre