Volvo Reveals Promising Global and Local H1 Figures

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  • Volvo Cars reported its strongest first half sales globally in the first six months of 2021
  • In the UAE, Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises reveals an increase in Volvo sales compared with same period in 2020 and 2019 
XC60 Momentum, in Osmium Grey metallic

Dubai, UAE: 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.”

About Trading Enterprises – Volvo:

Trading Enterprises, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, is the exclusive distributor of Volvo cars in the UAE since 1985. The ISO9001:2008 company represents the world-renowned Volvo cars brand well known for its intuitive innovations, safety, environmental performance and Scandinavian design through its sales and after-sales network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

Trading Enterprises – Volvo offers a complete range of premium mobility solutions in the premium segment that includes: Sedans (S60 and S90), Versatile estates (V60 and V90) and SUV vehicles (XC40, XC60 and XC90). Trading Enterprises is regarded as pioneers in the region by Volvo when it comes to adopting Volvo best practices and has introduced the region’s first Volvo Retail Experience Showroom and Volvo Personal Service – which offers a human-centric approach to sales and service. 

About Al-Futtaim Automotive:

Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main five operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognised automotive brands and services.

Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.

Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions

About Al-Futtaim:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.