Volvo XC60 Reaches 500,000 Units Sold
Volvo's best-selling model worldwide has just reached an important milestone. Since its debut in 2008, the Volvo XC60 has managed to rake in sales of 500,000 units, in large part thanks to the U.S. and China. The U.S. has sold more Volvo XC60 compact crossovers than any other market, with sales so far reaching 73,000 units. China is close behind with 70,000 units, followed by Germany, Sweden, and the U.K. Sales of the Volvo XC60 have increased rapidly in just the past few years. In 2012, the XC60 was just breaching the 100,000 sales mark. By 2013, over 220,000 had been sold. During the first four months of this year, Volvo managed to increase sales by a quarter compared to the same time a year ago. To celebrate its recent milestone, the 500,000th XC60 will arrive soon in the U.S.Despite the global success of the XC60, Volvo has been struggling recently in the U.S. market, as sales are down 6 percent overall so far this year. Luckily, Volvo is planning a comeback strategy for the U.S., which will include a barrage of new fuel-efficient cars and a renewed focus on Scandinavian simplicity. This is one step of Volvo achieving its long-term global goal of selling 800,000 cars a year. Source: Volvo
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