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Sweden 1991-1995: Volvo 940 and 850 fight it out

1992 Volvo 940

Over the first 6 months of 1993, the Volvo 900 Series is the best selling car in Sweden with 6,550 units sold and 10.4% share, but the Volvo 850 is catching up at 6,289 units (10%). It ranked #1 in May (11.3%) as well as June (11%).

The Saab 9000 climbs on the third spot with 4,248 sales (6.8%), followed by the Ford Mondeo at 3,508 units (5.6%) and the Toyota Corolla at 2,681 (4.3%).

The fight between the Volvo 900 Series and 850 is a common feature of the first half of the nineties in Sweden, with 478,381 units of the Volvo 940 produced between 1990 and 1998, 154,319 units of the Volvo 960 produced between 1990 and 1996, and 716,903 units of the Volvo 850 produced between 1991 and 1997.

More pictures and full 6 months 1993 Top 30 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Saab 9000 picture.

1994 Volvo 850

1992 Saab 9000

1993 Volvo 940

1995 Volvo 960

1995 Volvo 960

1994 Volvo 850

Sweden 6 months 1993:

Pos Model 6m 1993 %
1 Volvo 900 Series 6,550 10.5%
2 Volvo 800 Series 6,289 10.0%
3 Saab 9000 4,148 6.6%
4 Ford Sierra/Mondeo 3,508 5.6%
5 Toyota Corolla 2,681 4.3%
6 Opel Astra 2,238 3.6%
7 VW Golf 2,210 3.5%
8 Volvo 400 Series 1,777 2.8%
9 Volvo 200 Series 1,749 2.8%
10 Ford Escort/Orion 1,575 2.5%
11 Audi 100 1,524 2.4%
12 Mitsubishi Galant 1,489 2.4%
13 Opel Vectra 1,292 2.1%
14 Mazda 626 1,225 2.0%
15 Mitsubishi Colt/Lancer 1,164 1.9%
16 Audi 80 1,103 1.8%
17 Mazda 323 1,022 1.6%
18 Ford Scorpio 983 1.6%
19 VW Passat 877 1.4%
20 Renault Clio 872 1.4%
21 Renault 19 864 1.4%
22 VW Vento 852 1.4%
23 Toyota Carina 841 1.3%
24 Toyota Camry 814 1.3%
25 Nissan Micra 805 1.3%
26 Nissan Sunny 794 1.3%
27 Nissan Primera 750 1.2%
28 Opel Corsa 740 1.2%
29 VW Polo 735 1.2%
30 Saab 900 721 1.2%

Note: I collected this data on a Swedish magazine (just can’t remember the name!) when I was visiting the country in August 1993.

Production figures: Volvo Club UK

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