If the new XC90 is to be Volvo’s saviour, it will help if Volvo can continue to assist the XC90 with sales of, well, other products.
But in June 2015 in Canada, as XC90 volume more than doubled to 98 units, no Volvo passenger car model achieved as many sales as that flagship SUV. The S60 and S80 sedans and the V60 and XC70 wagons combined for 220 sales (just 42% of Volvo sales), a 43% year-over-year decline.
Volvo’s top-selling car was the V60 wagon with 97 sales, one sale less than the XC90 managed. Volvo’s smaller XC60 crossover, meanwhile, with 203 sales in June, nearly outsold the whole Volvo car lineup.
Of course, we haven’t seen the full impact of the XC90 yet. It only arrived in May. But we are fully aware of the status of Volvo’s cars, sales of which tumbled 15% in the first-half of 2015.
Click Chart To Expand
Incidentally, each of Canada’s three best-selling premium brand cars outsold the whole Volvo brand in June. And we don’t mean combined. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class outsold Volvo on its own. So did BMW’s 3-Series. So did BMW’s 4-Series.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.