Originally Posted by swizzle
I'm sure you spend a lot of time worrying about how well cars sell in the USA. You don't waste a nanosecond on such thoughts because the US marker is of no relevance to you, so don't act all hurt when I focus on what is before me just as you do in the European market.
Actually I do follow US sales, and most European car magazines regularly report them too; But it appears to me that many US car fans think the world ends outside their borders, or perhaps China is still there (it is a huge business opportunity and the largest market, but also very regulated). Inside Europe German car magazines (representing the biggest inner European market and car making nation) tend to have a similar, focused on the local market only view too, though, in terms of "if it is not tailor made for here, it must be bad" or "if it doesn't sell here, it's rubbish..."
This is the reason I argued that while it might not be the best selling CUV in the US, it is globally in it's segment; In many ways, it will be a tough call fro any car maker, especially a small one like Volvo, to have a car that works in say US, Europe and ASEAN regions well alike sales wise, with especially the US having different requirements to other markets in terms of size, engines and equipment, so a global success will not excel in one specific market, but do well everywhere.