Volvo XC60 Drives Volvo Car Australia to Record-Breaking Sales Result
SYDNEY – Jan 8, 2013: The Volvo XC60 once again proved its position as a dominant player in the luxury SUV sector with 2,179 sales in 2012, a 38.3 percent increase over 2011.
This strong result – along with the performance of key product pillars like the S60, V60 and XC90 – propelled Volvo Car Australia to a record-breaking 2012 sales result of 5,375, up 2.0 percent on 2011.*
“To record an increase in sales in one of the toughest years in memory is a great result,” said Matt Braid, Volvo Car Australia Managing Director.
“The XC60 continues to perform for us, and will do so again in 2013 – a year which also sees the introduction of the All-New Volvo V40, the world’s most advanced luxury hatchback, to the Australian market.”
The February launch of the All-New Volvo V40 is the first highlight in a full calendar of events and launches for Volvo Car Australia in 2013.
With the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test – the overall result being the best-ever recorded by the institute – and a well-received European launch, the All-New V40 has also been shortlisted for the prestigious European Car of the Year award, due to be announced in March 2013.
With this in mind, plus its world-first Pedestrian Airbag technology, advanced driving dynamics, and vast scope for personalisation, local expectations are high for the All-New V40.
“There’s no doubt 2013 will be a significant year for Volvo Car Australia,” says Matt Braid. “We’ve got a number of surprises coming, not least the starting price for the All-New V40, which will be revealed in due course.
“Before that, however, our premier annual sales event, Volvolution, is underway to kick start the New Year. With free registration, stamp duty, CTP and three years free servicing, now is the perfect time to take a step up in luxury and into a Volvo.”