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Volvo Cars retail sales up 9.6 per cent in first nine months of 2016

Volvo Cars continued its global sales momentum in September and reported its 16th consecutive month of global growth on the back of increases in all main regions. Sales for the first nine months are up 9.6 per cent year-on-year to 379,329 cars, while September sales rose by 6 per cent to 48,259 cars.

• Monthly and year-to-date sales growth in all main regions, total global sales of 379,329 cars
• September represents 16th consecutive month of growth
• September sales up 6 per cent to 48,259 cars, driven by strong 27.8 per cent growth in China
• Strong demand for new XC90 main growth driver
• UK sales of 34,861 so far this year, up 7.6 per cent on 2015's figures

Human Made Stories

Volvo Car UK has today announced Human Made Stories, a series of short films in partnership with Sky Atlantic, to mark its new 90 series range of cars.
In parallel with Volvo's values of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and design, Human Made Stories conveys the Volvo philosophy to always put people first by telling the stories of three defiant pioneers: people who inherently do things differently, challenge conventions and create their own path.

4 New World Records

A British kitesurfing family is celebrating after successfully taking on the Round the Isle of Wight World Sailing Speed Challenge and setting four new World Records.
Professional kitesurfers – Steph Bridge and sons Olly (18) and Guy (16) – took to the waters around the Isle of Wight on 30 June 2016 on their foiling kitesurf boards. Travelling the 50 nautical miles around the coastline of the Island on the south coast of the UK, they averaged speeds between 16 and 20 knots.
Guy was first around the island in a time of 2 hours 32 minutes and 25 seconds, averaging speeds of 19.68 knots, with the World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council confirming that Guy is now officially the Fastest Kitesurfer around the Isle of Wight. He also set the record for the Fastest Singlehanded Sailor around this island at the same time
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City Motors Volvo sponsor charity track day

City Motors Volvo sponsor charity track day for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

City Motors Volvo, in conjunction with The High Performance Volvo Club, is proud to be sponsoring a charity track day at Castle Combe race circuit on Friday 17thJune to raise crucial funds for the local air ambulance service.


Held annually, this year the not-for-profit charity event will be fundraising for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance by inviting Club members, local customers and racing enthusiasts to take to the Castle Combe track and put their cars through their paces – a turnout of 160 people are already expected to be there on the day.


Running from 9am-4pm, members of the High Performance Volvo Club will be raising funds through donations for wristbands for those who would like to sign up to be a passenger (over 16s only). Once signed up, passengers can have as many rides as they like, in any of the cars as long as the drivers have a spare seat!


For those who don’t wish to head out for a ride round Castle Coombe’s 1.85 miles track, funds will also be raised through a raffle with prizes being donated by Volvo Car UK.


The event will once again play host to members of the Wiltshire Fire Service, with some of their engines heading out to the track offering passenger rides. There will also be a display from the Police road safety unit and a special appearance of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance helicopter.


There will be onsite catering provided by Bristol-based Pizza Monkey who will be serving freshly made pizzas throughout the day, as well as a limited breakfast serving of bacon rolls for those arriving early, with tea, coffee and soft drinks also available. Fresh Orange photography will be covering the event and selling images on the day, a proportion of which will be donated to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.


City Motors Volvo’s dealer principal, Mike Collett, commented: “With many of our customers hailing from the Wiltshire area, we’re proud to able to support their Air Ambulance service through this exciting track day at Castle Combe. The High Performance Volvo Club do a fantastic job each year raising money for charity so we’re also proud to be able to support them as part of this event. We’re looking forward to seeing all of the different cars out on the track with what promises to be a great day out.”

Clifton RFU Minis Rugby Festival

City Motors Volvo were proud to sponsor Clifton RFC’s 31stAnnual Minis’ Rugby Festival

City Motors Volvo were proud to sponsor Clifton RFC’s 31stAnnual Minis’ Rugby Festival on Sunday 25th September.


The festival is the biggest event in the Clifton calendar and is also one of the biggest in the South West with over 100 teams entered and over 1200 players ranging from Under 7s up to the Under 12 age groups. 


The festival, which was played with the emphasis of teamwork and having fun, had no outright winners with the aim being all the children involved would come away feeling like winners at the end of the tournament.


As well as sponsoring the festival we also had an impressive line-up of vehicles on display at the festival including the All-New XC90 and the newly launched S90.


Despite the grey clouds and showers a great time was had by all and we must say a huge well done to all the players and officials on the day who all showed a great spirit and dedication to the sport they love.