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Volvo XC90 Leads Sales With Best Month of the Year.

Volvo Cars of North America Sales Report for December

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. (VCNA) sales were led by the Volvo XC90, recording its best selling month of the year with 3,749 units. Volvo sales in the United States* were 9,111 units for the month, representing a decrease of 25 percent compared to the same period last year, which was a record December.

For the year, sales were down 11 percent in the United States compared to the record year of 2004, and overall NAFTA (United States, including Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico) sales were 9.6 percent off last years' record.

Sales in Canada were ahead of last year, recording its second best year ever with 11,651 units. With sales of 3,551 units, Volvo Mexico established a new record -- up nearly 6 percent over 2004.

VCNA, part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind for over 75 years. The current 2006 model line-up of Volvo Cars includes: the award-winning new S40 and its wagon counterpart the all-new V50; the award-winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan -- including the award-winning performance sedan -- S60 R and the performance wagon version -- V70 R; the S80 luxury sedan; the versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country).
 * U.S. sales include Puerto Rico

 VOLVO CARS OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
 Retail Sales by Model 04-Jan-06

 UNITED STATES
 December* Year-to-Date*
 2005 2004 % 2005 2004 %
 Volvo Model
 S40 0 0 n/a 4 4,726 -99.9%
 All New S40 1,444 2,321 -37.8% 24,407 19,522 25.0%
 V40 0 2 -100.0% 8 1,513 -99.5%
 V50 372 587 -36.6% 5,685 2,515 126.0%
 S60 1,590 1,734 -8.3% 24,722 27,860 -11.3%
 V70 549 553 -0.7% 7,394 10,489 -29.5%
 XC70 880 1,059 -16.9% 13,998 16,066 -12.9%
 C70 8 287 -97.2% 1,442 4,069 -64.6%
 S80 519 670 -22.5% 10,189 13,394 -23.9%
 XC90 3,749 5,023 -25.4% 36,025 39,230 -8.2%

 USA TOTAL 9,111 12,236 -25.5% 123,874 139,384 -11.1%



 CANADA
 December Year-to-Date
 2005 2004 % 2005 2004 %
 Volvo Model
 S40 0 0 n/a 0 279 -100.0%
 All New S40 77 136 -43.4% 2,030 1,269 60.0%
 V40 0 0 n/a 0 163 -100.0%
 V50 29 55 -47.3% 1,009 456 121.3%
 S60 103 143 -28.0% 2,205 2,886 -23.6%
 V70 48 44 9.1% 1,040 1,077 -3.4%
 XC70 197 144 36.8% 2,217 1,923 15.3%
 C70 0 4 -100.0% 7 103 -93.2%
 S80 41 30 36.7% 376 520 -27.7%
 XC90 209 199 5.0% 2,767 2,459 12.5%

 CANADA TOTAL 704 755 -6.8% 11,651 11,135 4.6%


 MEXICO
 December Year-to-Date
 2005 2004 % 2005 2004 %
 Volvo Model
 S40 0 3 -100.0% 3 229 -98.7%
 All New S40 149 141 5.7% 1,681 1,283 31.0%
 V40 0 0 n/a 0 9 -100.0%
 V50 5 8 -37.5% 65 10 550.0%
 S60 32 50 -36.0% 451 618 -27.0%
 V70 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
 XC70 2 0 n/a 21 10 110.0%
 C70 0 2 n/a 6 13 -53.8%
 S80 5 17 -70.6% 105 127 -17.3%
 XC90 127 147 -13.6% 1,219 1,057 15.3%

 MEXICO TOTAL 320 368 -13.0% 3,551 3,356 5.8%

 NAFTA TOTAL 10,135 13,359 -24.1% 139,076 153,875 -9.6%

 *U.S. totals include Puerto Rico


 For More Information:
 Roger Ormisher - 800.970.0888
 Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
 VCNA Media Website: http://www.volvocars-pr.com/



CONTACT: Roger Ormisher of Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, +1-800-970- 0888

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