According to the Volvo dealer product update, the company will not offer the V70 station wagon In the US in 2011.
Dan Johnston, Volvo Cars of North America spokesman, affirmed that after 11 years of production the car will be discontinued in the United Sates and Canada due to the low sales. The company sold only 1,720 units last year, which is only 2% of the total 2009 sales of the Swedish automaker. The wagon will be axed in favor of the new front-wheel-drive version of the Volvo XC70, which will be offered in the US the next year. With 6,626 units sold this year, the all-wheel-drive XC70 was named a good seller by Dan Johnston, who also mentioned that the XC60, XC70, and XC90s account for approximately 42% of 2009 total sales.
Facing declining sales, Volvo decided to shrink its entire lineup. The company sold only 53,948 units, which is a 12% decline compared to the previous year. Other models that may also be discontinued are the Volvo C30 (3,906 units sold) and the C70 (4,368 vehicles sold).