The brand known for safety. No one takes that subject more seriously than they do. Safety isn't just about getting good pass marks in a safety crash test. I wrote an article about it a while ago which can be seen by clicking here. The information is not that new now but the message is still relevant.
As a car maker owned by Chinese firm Geely, it is doing very well. The increases aren't huge but steady, as you would expect. On thing I do find somewhat confusing is the way models are defined. A wagon is treated like a separate model it seems to me anyway. I hope I have combined models the correct way.
The XC60 accounts for 32.6% of the total sales (a third). Models from 2nd to 5th are very similar in units sold. Nothing too exciting here but that's the Volvo way.
Now for the disappointing part. They have changed the global division of sales in a way that defies logic. West Europe has become Europe and has been added to the Middle East and Africa. What is that about? It also kills the history before 2016. Anyway China is given separately which I did add to Asia-Pacific (China 114,410 +26%).
So Volvo is moving along nicely, with all the growth effectively in China and stable elsewhere. Would I buy a Volvo? No, as find them too conservative. However, there is a market for this sort of car so it is important they stick with what works for them.
Data source: Volvo.