Volvo Car USA kicked off 2021 with a strong January sales result of 8,151 cars, up 32.4% over 2020, and its eighth consecutive month of year-over-year growth, the automaker said.
The Volvo lineup of luxury SUVs also continued to show strength, accounting for 79% of total sales, according to the automaker. The XC40 luxury SUV led the brand in sales volume, up 34.8% over January 2020. The XC60 and XC90 SUVs also posted growth in January improving 26.4% and 25%, respectively, over the same period.
The brand’s share of EVs and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles accounted for 8.2% of total January sales. The brand’s performance in California contributed significantly to this number with 31.6% of total sales in the state being Recharge models.
Overall, Volvo Car Americas region closed the month up 24.3% year-over-year.
“Our January result reflects our ambition to make 2021 another year of growth by continuing to offer customers exciting vehicles that protect them and the world around them,” said Anders Gustafsson, senior vice president, Volvo Car Americas and president and CEO, Volvo Car USA.