Two other luxury brands -- Mercedes-Benz and Lexus -- matched Volvo in reporting double-digit sales increases in China last month, while Audi deliveries dropped.
September sales at Mercedes-Benz advanced 13 percent to 61,664 while deliveries at Lexus rose 10 percent to 17,736, the luxury brands said.
Audi sales dipped 3.3 percent to 63,593.
In the first three quarters of the year, Mercedes-Benz deliveries rose 5 percent to 525,890 while Lexus sales jumped 23 percent to 144,590. Audi deliveries edged up 1.7 percent to 491,040 during the period.
Last week, Volvo said its China sales increased 13 percent to 14,920 in September. Through the first three quarters, its local deliveries rose 14 percent to 109,512.
Two other major luxury brands -- BMW and Cadillac -- have not released September sales results for China.
In the first eight months of the year, combined China sales of the BMW and Mini brands jumped 16 percent to 462,934. BMW Group didn’t disclose separate volumes for the two brands. Cadillac’s local sales rose 2.1 percent to 145,697.
Audi remained the largest luxury car brand in China last year. It was followed by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus and Volvo.