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Sweden 2008: new Volvo V70 #1, Saab 9-3 & V50 on podium

Volvo V70

Swedish car sales are hit by the GFC in 2008 at -17% with 253,982 registrations. The new generation Volvo V70 smoothly takes the relay of the old gen and comfortably grabs the top spot at 22,070 sales and 8.7% of the market.

The Saab 9-3 stays #2 and the new gen helps it improve its market share to 5% with 12,623 units. It is followed by the Volvo V50, also increasing its share at 4.5% and 11,334 sales. The VW Golf reclaims its best selling foreign model title in 4th position with 4.4% share and 11,198 sales, whereas in 5th, the Audi A4 delivers a best-ever 3% share at 7,509 sales.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Saab 9-3 pic.

Saab 9-3

Sweden February 2011:

Pos Model 2008 % 08/07 2007 % Pos
1 Volvo V70 new 22,070 8.7% 140% 9,203 3.0% 7
2 Saab 9-3 12,623 5.0% -11% 14,185 4.6% 2
3 Volvo V50 11,334 4.5% -4% 11,772 3.8% 3
4 VW Golf 11,198 4.4% 21% 9,274 3.0% 6
5 Audi A4 7,509 3.0% 25% 6,018 2.0% 11
6 Saab 9-5 7,248 2.9% -32% 10,699 3.5% 4
7 Ford Focus 6,453 2.5% -25% 8,658 2.8% 8
8 VW Passat 6,184 2.4% -34% 9,325 3.0% 5
9 Skoda Octavia 4,752 1.9% -9% 5,212 1.7% 14
10 Peugeot 307 4,711 1.9% -26% 6,351 2.1% 9
11 Skoda Fabia 4,499 1.8% -19% 5,550 1.8% 12
12 BMW 3 Series 4,284 1.7% -12% 4,856 1.6% 15
13 Toyota Auris 4,237 1.7% 10% 3,837 1.3% 21
14 Toyota Aygo 4,187 1.6% 21% 3,460 1.1% 27
15 Audi A6 3,657 1.4% -32% 5,369 1.8% 13
16 Kia Cee’d 3,597 1.4% 0% 3,593 1.2% 25
17 Toyota Prius 3,354 1.3% 40% 2,392 0.8% 38
18 Volvo XC70 3,315 1.3% -8% 3,613 1.2% 24
19 Opel Astra 3,281 1.3% -46% 6,087 2.0% 10
20 BMW 5 Series 3,219 1.3% -25% 4,271 1.4% 18
21 Renault Megane 3,174 1.2% -31% 4,598 1.5% 17
22 Toyota Avensis 3,021 1.2% -35% 4,674 1.5% 16
23 Ford Mondeo 2,941 1.2% -15% 3,459 1.1% 28
24 Mercedes C Class 2,941 1.2% 16% 2,542 0.8% 36
25 VW Polo 2,767 1.1% -22% 3,566 1.2% 26
26 Volvo C30 2,705 1.1% -33% 4,018 1.3% 19
27 Peugeot 207 2,696 1.1% -29% 3,822 1.2% 22
28 BMW 1 Series 2,501 1.0% 30% 1,918 0.6% 47
29 Hyundai i10 2,467 1.0% new 0 0.0%
30 Peugeot 308 2,373 0.9% new 52 0.0%

Source: www.bilsweden.se

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