Volvo Trucks announced today its October sales, with the company delivering 11,110 vehicles, accounting for an increase of 39 percent compared with the same month last year.
Almost half of the trucks sold went to Europe, with 4,628 units delivered on the continent, up 34 percent year-on-year. Eastern Europe deliveries increased by a whopping 130%. Russia was the largest individual market in the region, with 561 trucks delivered, an increase of 150 percent over October 2010.
Moving on to South America, where Volvo Trucks recorded a 30 percent rise in sales, with 2,050 units sold last month. The largest market was Brazil, where deliveries rose 24 percent year-on-year. At the transportation fair Fenatran in Sao Paolo, held between October 24 and 28, there was a big interest for Volvo’s Euro-5 introduction. Volvo is the first truck manufacturer to introduce Euro-5 in Brazil where the option has been available since July this year.
On the North American continent, Volvo trucks reported a 51 percent increase in sales to 2,501 units, as the company benefitted from strong replacement demand for highway trucks. The Volvo brand is acknowledged in North America as a leader in fuel efficiency through the combination of proprietary engines and the I-Shift automated transmission.