Europe is still their strongest market, with 28,695 cars being sold in June this year, as opposed to 28,314 in June of 2020. But percentage-wise, both China and the United States have brought the best results, with a 10.4% and an 18% increase respectively, when comparing the sales figures from the last month to those of June 2020. In total, Volvo Cars have sold 68,224 last month alone.
While June 2021 versus June 2020 shows an 11% increase in sales, things look considerably better when looking at the results achieved over the first six months of the year. Between January and June of 2020, Volvo Cars managed to sell 269,962 vehicles in total, but business seems to be booming this year, as they've taken that figure up to 380,757, which accounts for a 41% increase.
And Volvo's commitment towards electrification becomes clear the moment you look at how sales of Recharge models have evolved. 24.6% of all cars sold this year were Recharge models, and that represents an almost 150% increase compared to the same January-June period in 2020. Looking at the most successful models the brand has to offer, it's still the SUVs that are in the lead.
The XC40 has been the most popular of all Volvos this year, as 118,121 units have been sold so far. The XC60 was not all that far behind, with 113,500 units, while the XC90 was the least demanded out of the three, at 54,177 units sold. Volvo aims that by 2025, 50% of all the vehicles they will be selling will be fully electric.