Gala firm lends Volvo a hand

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Galashiels’ local Volvo dealership Cleland of the Borders has played its part in the Swedish manufacturer’s strong first-quarter sales, helping to grow the UK market sales by 12.4% from the 2015 figures.

The United Kingdom was Volvo Cars’ biggest and fastest-growing European market in March. It recorded sales of 7,488 cars, up 12.4 per cent on March 2015. The XC60 was the best-selling model in the UK for the month, followed by the V40 and the XC90.

The XC60 was launched in 2008 and has recorded steadily improving sales figures every year since – sales were up 38% in the UK alone in 2015. Now in its ninth year of production, the XC60 remains relentlessly popular among Galashiels car buyers, contributing to the 750,000 units that have been sold since its introduction.

Available to test drive at all UK dealerships, the Volvo XC60 was also named the highest-selling mid-size SUV in Europe in 2015.

Jon Wakefield, Sales Director at Volvo Car UK, said: “This is a tremendous result for Volvo in the UK. For the UK to be the biggest market in Europe in March is testament to the incredible work done by our dealer network – and, of course, to the desirability of our products. With double-digit sales growth secured for the crucial new registration month of March, we’re well on track for another record-breaking year for Volvo in the UK.”

John Cleland at Cleland of the Borders comments: “With these figures in mind, we welcome customers to simply come in and have a chat with us and we can recommend the right model that best matches their lifestyle and driving needs.”