Volvocar Corp., rejects accusation of sales number manipulation
Tuesday, 04 September 2012
We reported yesterday that Volvo Car Corp., was accused of playing with
sales number which made it looked like its sales in the Swedish market
was going on better than thought. Volvo has reacted by countering
The company says that the accusation that it manipulated its August
sales figures is baseless. Volvo is reported to have said that "it is
wrong., We will not register cars that are not sold," according to the
Swedish business daily Dagens Industri.
On Monday we reported that figures showed that Volkswagen sales on the
Swedish auto-market in August was better than that of Volvo. The
figures also showed that Volvo recorded nearly half of the cars during
the month's last three days, which Swedish media determined that that
the figures might have been massaged.
CEO Anders Gustafsson confirm to the paper that Volvo has sent letters
to dealers informing them that they must do what they can to deliver as
many cars as possible.
is widely known in the sector that this is how things are done here.
But there also a big difference between registration and orders,
"said Anders Gustafsson to Dagens Industri.
figures showed that there were only 60 percent of Volvo cars registered
in August which reached customers, compared with 80 percent of
Anders Gustafsson was upset: "It is a lie that Volvo is registering
cars that are not delivered to customers. In August, it was only about
196 cars," he told the paper.
A large part of the car registration of the last three days was made by
Volvobil, which is registered as a motorcar dealership. This means that
Volvobil AB seems to stand as an auto dealer of Volvo brands cars which
have likely not been delivered to customers for obvious reasons. The
cars have been registered but could not be delivered so they are taken
over by Volvobil and resold.
By Scancomark.se Team