Volvo Car Canada reports 27.5 percent growth for 2016

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Swedish carmaker achieves 15th consecutive month of sales growth 

To say Volvo has been on a roll would be an understatement, the Swedish brand's new XC90 mid-size crossover SUV and S90 mid-size luxury sedan rejuvenating interest in the entire brand's lineup.

Volvo Canada sold 6,103 units in calendar year 2016, which represented a 27.5-percent increase over the 4,788 vehicles delivered in 2015.

December resulted in 433 units down the road compared to 340 total sales for the same month the year prior, this strong result marking the fifteenth consecutive month of sales growth in Canada

"2016 was truly an exceptional year for Volvo Canada. Exciting new product, the introduction of advanced technologies and a motivated retailer network led to the Volvo Car brand exceeding expectations in Canada," said Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. "With three new models being unveiled in 2017, the brand is poised for another year of growth as the Volvo Car brand continues to make its impact on the premium car segment in Canada."

New XC90 mid-size SUV leading the way in popularity 

The big mover and shaker for 2016 was the award-winning new XC90 mid-size luxury SUV, with 2,951 vehicles delivered. The XC60 compact luxury SUV was second most popular with 1,526 units sold.

December sales were led by the XC90 and XC60 selling 239 and 96 units respectively.


Top safety scores make Volvo one of the safest auto brands in Canada

Of note, Volvo's Canadian lineup leads the industry when it comes the volume of models achieving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus status, available models making the grade including the S60, S90, V60, XC60, and XC90.

Story credits: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press

Photo credits: Volvo
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