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Volvo UK to retail cars on-line

Volvo UK’s managing director, Jon Wakefield, has announced the company’s plan to retail cars online.

Jon Wakefield, MD, Volvo Cars UK

Jon Wakefield, MD, Volvo Cars UK

Launched in April this year, and described by Wakefield as an “end-to-end purchase solution,” the website will work in unison with the dealer network, with payment options for all Volvo models including contract hire and PCP options.

Fleet World understands that the site will be populated with deals from local Volvo retailers, with finance and part exchanges all agreed online and the finished cars delivered through local retailers.

2018 was a bumper year for the Volvo brand selling 50,319 new cars in the UK – its highest figure in 28 years. In addition, globally, Volvo set new records in 2018 selling more cars than ever before, since its conception in 1927, with 640,000 units sold.

The Volvo UK market share has also grown to 2.13% in 2018, up from 1.82% in 2017, making the company have the fastest market-share growth in the premium car sector.

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Martyn Collins

Martyn has 18 years experience as a motoring journalist, working across a wide selection of B2B and consumer titles. A car enthusiast since his early years, Martyn has a particular interest in the latest models and technology and in his spare time enjoys driving his own Minis.