And 43,666 units sold worldwide, Volvo Cars saw its sales drop by 4.6% last month compared to August 2021 (45,786 units). Charging Range (made up of a mix of plug-in and 100% electric models) and isolated electric vehicles registered 21.9 and 5.7% respectively last August. The best-selling model worldwide is the XC60 with a total of 16,161 units (14,972 units in 2021), followed by the XC40 with 9,766 units sold (11,716 units in 2021) and the XC90 with 7,678 units sold (8,022 units). In the United States, sales reached 8,136 units, down 23.9% from last August, with the share of Recharge models accounting for 16.9% of the total volume. In China, sales rose 31% in August year-on-year to 17,179 units from 13,112 units.
The XC40 retains its position as the best-seller in France
In addition, in the Old Continent, sales reached 10,995 units in August, compared to 13,052 in 2021 (-15.8%). Rechargeable vehicles accounted for 48% of total sales in the region for the month.
Finally, in France, Volvo Cars registered 820 vehicles last month. Registrations reached 7,730 units in the first eight months of the year. Between January and August 2022, the brand’s Recharge models accounted for nearly 70% of Volvo’s sales in France, with electric models accounting for a total of 11.2%. The Volvo XC40 retains its best-selling position with 458 registrations, followed by the XC60 with 228 copies and the XC90 with 52 vehicles sold.