SALES AND PRODUCTION STATISTICS 1996
The Volvo Car Corporation experienced a weak start to the year, particularly in Europe. The situation improved towards the end of the year, however, once the change-over to production of the Volvo S40/V40 had been completed. Production of these models reached 71,000 units, exceeding the planned figure of 65,000. 1996 was also characterised by strong sales trends for the 850 model (+ 5 %) and a stronger position in the large car segment in the USA and Japan.