Volvo is celebrating the appointment of several new dealerships.
Cambria Automobiles has added three Doves Volvo dealerships in Blackburn, Oldham and Preston. It already has three Volvo outlets in the south of England.
Donalds Motor Group has added the franchise alongside its Mazda outlet in Ipswich, Jardine Motor Group has added Volvo alongside its Lancaster Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships in Reading, and Hatfields has added Volvo to its Chrysler showroom in Bury.
Philip Hand, network development manager for Volvo Car UK, said: "It is immensely pleasing that so many entrepreneurial businesses are keen to bring Volvo in to their portfolio of brands.
"We think they have made an excellent decision, especially as Volvo is one of the only manufacturers to have improved its recent year-on-year performance."
Volvo ended 2008 with an 11% increase in registrations over 2007.