14 August 2020

Volvo Euro Sales (By Model) : 2000-2019


Volvo cars arrived in 1927, the company ticking along nicely and in due course enjoyed considerable popularity in North America. It acquired the Dutch car brand DAF in the early 1970s and that was intergrated into the company with success.

It then lost ground and the Volvo Group decided to sell the automobile business and Ford took control in the year 2000, which is where our more detail coverage commences. I must say that I find the way Volvo classifies some of its cars muddled, as if to make the company appear it has more models than is the case.

2000-04. I guess what could be said for this period is registrations are consistent. The arrival of the XC90 SUV gave sales a modest upturn but apart from that, uneventful. Its share was at 1.5% and Sweden accounted for 50,000 sales per annum.


Model / Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

40/50 Series 106,404 66,920 75,146 87,953 97,391

80/70 Series 83,018 88,753 99,084 83,828 120,060

60 Series 34,718 41,320 52,289 46,580 6,871

XC90 32,032 17,983 1,143


C70 2,571 3,359 4,029 5,295 6,490

Others 245 6 127 28 167

Total 258,988 218,341 231,818 223,684 230,979

2005-09. The small C30 3-door hatchback arrived but was poorly received while the XC60 SUV seemed to take sales off the larger XC90. Therefore, no progress was made and in fact 2009 was disappointing with Volvo's share down to 1.4%.


Model / Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

40/50 Series 64,157 78,957 79,793 97,650 108,962

80/70 Series 57,859 78,501 95,814 81,531 80,573

XC60 39,852 5,842 11


C30 22,554 26,146 36,225 1,573

XC90 11,153 15,999 27,976 34,921 34,653

60 Series 4,832 10,206 14,620 21,434 28,239

C70 4,785 7,129 10,242 6,770 1,797

Others 98 125 32 203 108

Total 205,290 222,905 264,713 244,082 254,332

2010-14. In 2010, Ford sold the company to Chinese firm Geely. Registrations were fairly stable and the only change of note was the end of the C90. Market share touched 2% in 2014 and sales in Sweden were just over 60,000 units.


Model / Year 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

40/50 Series 81,299 74,765 53,281 49,923 61,654

XC60 62,968 46,270 46,148 50,668 44,565

60 Series 54,673 53,776 59,170 68,077 15,026

80/70 Series 48,956 43,639 49,476 54,275 64,396

XC90 6,980 7,719 9,340 13,108 14,578

C70 172 1,947 3,055 4,138 4,701

C30 101 2,292 10,269 15,334 24,120

Others 206 0 0 18 172

Total 255,355 230,408 230,739 255,541 229,212

2015-19. The new XC90 came in 2015, likewise the second generation XC60 in 2017 and the new compact XC40 in 2018. This propelled sales to near 350,000 in 2019 and its share of Europe to 2.2%. This was achieved despite the fact that sales in Sweden peaked at 75,000 and dropped to 65,000 in 2019. After years of not going anywhere in particular was turned around in the last few years.


Model / Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

XC40 84,189 47,696 117


XC60 83,142 80,782 99,387 83,898 77,141

60 Series 64,996 48,844 45,357 53,640 54,478

40/50 Series 39,551 56,926 70,593 75,280 81,348

90/80 Series 38,979 56,138 55,003 42,119 51,706

XC90 29,248 30,731 30,171 36,442 20,633

Others 57 109 70 246 0

Total 340,162 321,226 300,698 291,625 285,306

Picture source: Netcarshow.

For others in the series, please click on the brand name below.

Alfa Romeo - DR Motors - Fiat Part 1 - Honda - Hyundai Part 1 -
Infiniti - Jaguar - Kia - Lancia - Land Rover - Mazda -
Mitsubishi - Nissan - Opel/Vauxhall - Peugeot Part 1 -
Renault Part 1 - Saab - SEAT - Škoda - Subaru

The XC40, the model that helped Volvo come in from the cold

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