Lexus and Volvo continue to post double-digit sales growth in China as demand for luxury vehicles remains healthy despite a weaker economy and overall light-vehicle sales.
In October, Lexus deliveries rose 11 percent to 16,324 behind demand for hybrid models.
Hybrids accounted for 35 percent of the brand’s China sales last month, up 3.3 percentage points from September, Lexus’ China office said.
Volvo sales surged 27 percent to 14,039, led by two locally produced models -- the XC60 compact crossover and the S90 full-size sedan, the Swedish brand said, without divulging volumes for individual models.
Through October, Lexus and Volvo saw China sales advance 22 percent and 15 percent, respectively, to 160,914 and 123,551.
Other luxury car brands haven’t disclosed October sales results for China
In 2018, Lexus and Volvo ranked fifth and sixth among global luxury car marques in China, following Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Cadillac.