NEW YORK – Rising sales in the last quarter won't be enough to head off an overall decline of about 12% in 2002, says Victor H. Doolan, president of Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. Volvo sales in the first half of 2002 were off more than 20%. However, Doolan says deliveries of the recently launched XC90 cross/utility vehicle (CUV) will increase Volvo's overall sales by about 20,000 units in 2003. New Volvo XC90 is expected to sell 35,000 units next year. That will happen ...

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