In the first six months of the year, Volvo Cars sold 269,962 units globally, down 20.8% compared with the same period in 2019. In June, sales in the U.S. totalled 10,385 units, up 4.5% year-on-year and, for the first six months, U.S. sales declined 13.7% to 43,255 cars, compared with the same period a year ago. In China, Volvo said sales continued to grow year-on-year during the month and reached 15,105 units (+14.1%), but in the first half sales were down 3%. In Europe, sales in June totalled 28,277 units, down 6.5% year-on-year and declined 29.5% in the first six months of 2020.

In June, the XC60 mid-size SUV was the top selling model for the manufacturer, followed by the XC40 compact SUV and the XC90 large SUV. During the month, SUVs accounted for 71.2% of the company’s total sales, up from 60% in the same month of 2019. The share of Volvo Cars’ Recharge line-up of chargeable Volvo models is reported to have more than doubled in the first six months. Recharge is the overarching brand name for all chargeable Volvo models with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain.