Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, announced today an encouraging 211% increase in Volvo sales in H1 compared with the same period in 2020 and a 25% increase against H1 2019.
A clear indicator of the automotive industry’s steadfast resilience and recovery following a trying year, this success has been mirrored globally, with Volvo Cars announcing its strongest first half year sales in the first six months of 2021 with 380,757 cars sold, an increase of 41% compared with the same period last year. In addition, over the first six months of 2021, the number of Volvo cars sold online increased more than fivefold globally compared to the same period in 2020.
To date, 2021’s top selling model are Volvo’s XC40, followed by XC60 and the XC90. Accounting for 24.6% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the first six months of the year, the latest hybrid fleet offers a no-compromise combination of plug-in battery electric power and an efficient petrol engine that provides low to zero tailpipe emissions, high flexibility, and a powerful driving experience.
A firm favourite among customers, the Volvo XC range’s provides premium SUVs that are versatile, beautifully designed, technologically advanced, and highly safe for drivers and passengers.
Oscar Rivoli, Managing Director at Trading Enterprises, said “We are hugely encouraged by our substantial increase in Volvo sales in the region during the first half of 2021. Following a difficult time for the automotive industry, we can see a promising move towards recovery which must be celebrated. The popularity of the XC range we’ve seen this year so far comes as no surprise as we continue to promote Volvo’s electrification strategy, part of the brands overarching commitment to sustainability.”
Rivoli added, “Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables us to continue to grow and expand, responding to the changing needs of our customers. The increase in sales is a direct result of our continued commitment to our customers to deliver on our brand promise to enrich their lives every day. To further support our future sales growth, we will continue to offer our customers the first-class experience that we are synonymous with, coupled with competitive prices and generous offers, that always put the customer first.”