What one of the Swedish brand's car models looked like about 50 years ago. Archive photo: Scanpix.

More sales in China boosts Volvo Cars

The Swedish based automobile company, Volvo Cars, has been selling well in China, and this has brought their worldwide sales to new heights, according to news agency TT.

In July, the company sold 33,650 cars throughout the world, about 14 percent more than last year at the same time.

In China, sales increased more than 61 percent to 4,640 cars, and nearly half of those were compact SUVs.

Volvo Cars' biggest market is the U.S., where sales climbed 3.4 percent.

The Chinese company, Geely Holding Group bought Volvo from the American automaker Ford in 2010.

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