Volvo car sales up 17.6% for first nine months of 2021

Worldwide
Published:  05 October, 2021
Credit: Volvo

The car manufacturer sold 530,649 cars in the first nine months of 2021, an increase of 17.6% compared with the same period last year.

Volvo reported that Europe, China and the U.S. all saw growth in sales from January to September despite continuing Covid-19 related disruptions.

Related material shortages meant that the company’s global sales reached just 47,223 in September, a drop of 30.2% year-on-year, although production picked up again towards the end of the month.

Volvo also saw an increase of 360% to online sales for the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period in 2020.

Volvo Cars has recently come under fire from the leather industry because of its decision to go leather-free in all-electric vehicles from 2030.