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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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Dealer of the Year - Mid-Year Results

The results of the Dealer of the Year, six month mark are in, and we at Cecil & Larter are leading the field in our region.

The Volvo First Class 2016 Dealer of the Year is measured against various factors, including customer satisfaction.

We are aiming to keep hold of the Regional Dealer of the Year Award for another year.

Volvo Apprentice of the Year Finals

Not only has our Volvo apprentice Technician Greg Dawson already received certification of his Intermediate Apprentice in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, and the Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling qualification, he is now in the top three apprentices from Volvo’s round one of their third year apprentice of the year 2016.

Greg has two further rounds to complete before Volvo crown their winner, which are;

Round 2 – Completion of Advanced Apprenticeship, including Level 3 VCQ, VRQ and any outstanding Functional Skills units in English, Maths and ICT before the end of November 2016.

Round 3 – Once the round 2 is completed, apprentices will then be invited to compete in the final round of the finals day where a range of skills will be assessed again. This is likely to take place in Mid-March 2017.

We wish him the best of luck and we will keep you informed as to his progress.