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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

September represents 16th consecutive month of growth

September sales up 6 per cent to 48,259 cars, driven by strong 27.9 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 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.


A British kitesuring 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 average speeds between 16 and 20 knots.

 Guy was first around the island in a time of 2 hours 23 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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Launch Of the S90 & V90

Holdcroft Volvo and Young Idea's join together to celebrate the launch of the New Volvo S90 and V90

Holdcroft Volvo, General Manager Qashem Miah welcomed more than 150 guests into their Stoke showroom on the 13th October, when they hosted a fashion show in association with Young Ideas, in Ashbourne.

The event was also an opportunity for guests to preview the new Volvo S90 and V90 after its recent launch. Guests were treated to a champagne reception and canapés were served courtesy Soiree Food of Uttoxeter. The new car showroom was transformed into a catwalk for the evening as Young Fashion showcased the latest autumn, winter fashions with items from internal brands including Weekend Maz Mara, Armani Collezioni, Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, Boutique Moschino and many more while a Jazz duo provided the evening's entertaintment. David Dillon, Franchise Director commented "The evening was a massive success and a credit to the team who helped pull the event together, it was a great chance for us to show off the luxurios new S90 and V90 flagship saloon and tourer to a new audience, I'm sure the new models will be a great success this winter."

Classic Car Sho

Holdcroft Volvo Stoke attended the Classic Car Show, along with Volvo Owners Club

Holdcroft Volvo Stoke recently attended the Footman James Classic Car Show, at Event City in Manchester on 17-18th September 2016. We supported the Volvo Owners Club with the loan of new Volvo XC90 to display on their stand at the show. Our car featured alongside some classic Volvo Cars such as a P1800, 960, 440, 480 and an Amazon. Our XC90 completed their line-up, showcasing Classic Volvo Cars through to Modern Day. We had a great time, visitors to the show were allowed to explore the new XC90, inside and out, it was very warmly received by visitors who had not had the chance to experience the new XC90. And there were a few disappointed people who had recently placed deposits on similar cars from rival brands. The Classic Car Show is one of the biggest classic car shows in the country. It's packed with hundreds of motoring icons ranging right through the ages; from some of the earliest vehicles ever made, through: pre-war motorcars, 50's, 60's, 70's classics and future classics or youngtimers from the 80's, and 90's. Cars of all kinds. Famous marques and models - from outrageous supercars you may have dreamed owning when you were a child, to the family 'daily drivers' that you fondly remember. British sports cars and saloons, American muscle cars, European throughbreds, Sporting greats and more. It's a motoring nostalgia trip at its very finest! In addition to the hundreds of wonderful cars there are also Trade Stands, Restoration Demonstrations and Live Rally Action! In short, great to support our owners club and a great opportunity to showcase the new XC90 to potential new owners.