The Swedish auto maker has struggled in the U.S. in recent years, with sales falling from almost 140,000 cars in 2004 to just 56,000 cars last year of new products.
Volvo’s U.S. sales were flat in the first half, even as auto sales in the region are growing at their strongest pace in at least a decade, but Mr. Samuelsson said growing demand for the company’s XC60 and XC90 SUV models will power a strong recovery in the region this year.
“We can see that with the new car we will grow in the U.S. this year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a double digit growth,” Mr. Samuelsson said in an interview.
In July and August, Volvo’s U.S. sales rose 15% and 18% respectively.
The XC90 will be followed by a range of new models in upcoming years, as Volvo has committed to a renewal of its entire lineup in the next four years.