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Geely's Volvo says sales rose 9.3 pct yr/yr in March
April 4, 2017 / 5:15 AM / 8 months ago

Geely's Volvo says sales rose 9.3 pct yr/yr in March

STOCKHOLM, April 4 (Reuters) - Geely-owned Volvo Car Group said late on Monday its sales rose 9.3 percent year-on year in March as growth in Europe and Asia offset a sharp decline in the United States.

* Volvo Cars reports global sales growth of 9.3 pct in March

* Says total sales for the month amounted to 57,158 cars, compared to 52,279 cars a year earlier

* Says sales rose 13.6 pct in EMEA in March and 16.7 pct in Asia/Pacific, with growth of 20.6 pct in China

* Says U.S. sales fell 21.9 pct in March

* Says globally, the Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in March with 18,420 cars sold vs 14,676 cars a year earlierSource text: bit.ly/2oDoD7j (Reporting by Johannes Hellstrom, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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