The Volvo XC60 was the most sold mid-sized sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe in 2015, according to independent figures compiled by automotive research firm JATO.
This landmark is another indicator of Volvo Cars’ ongoing transformation and growth story. It also highlights the lasting appeal of the elegant and adaptable XC60, which has been Volvo’s best-selling model since 2009.
The leading position for the XC60 comes as the SUV segment emerged for the first time as the most popular car segment in Europe in 2015, according to JATO. The XC60 has allowed Volvo to compete head-on with and beat its German competitors in the segment, one of the most competitive in the market.
Europe is Volvo Cars’ most important sales region, representing more than half of the company’s total global sales.
The XC60 was launched in 2008 and has recorded steadily improving sales figures every year since. Now in its ninth year of production, the XC60 remains relentlessly popular among car buyers and over 750,000 units have been sold since its introduction.
In 2012, the car breached the 100,000-mark for the first time and in 2015 almost 160,000 XC60s were sold around the globe. The most important markets for the XC60 in 2015 were China, the United States and Sweden. Within Europe, the XC60 has also proven to be highly popular in key markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom and France.