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Volvo true fleet sales up 43% in first half of 2019

Steve Beattie, head of business sales, Volvo

Volvo Car UK has seen rapid growth in its true fleet sales in the first half of 2019, with registrations up 43% on last year.

Its fleet success has boosted overall sales by 27% in the first six months of the year.

From January to June, the company had over 8,500 true fleet sales- excluding Motability, rental, retailer demonstrators and internal cars.

To the end of June total sales reached 30,000 units, meaning the company is on course to achieve its 60,000 annual sales target by 2020.

Steve Beattie (pictured), head of business sales, Volvo Car UK, said: “Our 43% rise in true fleet sales in the first half of the year makes us the fastest-growing brand in the sector by volume.

"This strong increase is testament not only to our fantastic new product range, but also to the dedication of our fleet team and their unremitting focus on making life easier for our business customers."

“Continued investment in our business sales team rubber-stamps our commitment to the fleet sector, and we look forward to continuing the momentum through the second half of the year.”

The XC40, XC60 and XC90 were top sellers in the Volvo range.

In 2019 the company has received fleet industry recognition. The XC40 is notable for becoming the first ever SUV to be named New Company Car of the Year in the Fleet News Awards, voted for by fleet decision makers.

The arrival of the XC40 T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid at the turn of the year will add a further option to fleet customers looking to reduce their environmental impact and running costs.

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