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Sweden September 2010: new Volvo S60 breaks into Top 20

After an unusual month of August that saw the VW Golf take the lead for the first time in years with close to 6% of the market, the Swedish car market is back to normal in September with the Volvo V70 in first position at 7.9% market share, double the score of the #2: the VW Passat.

The VW Golf is back down to 3rd, just ahead of the Volvo V50 and the Kia Cee’d, 4th and 5th at both 3.2%.

There is a newcomer in the Top20 this month: the new Volvo S60 (official Swedish car sales distinguish the old and new versions) sold 363 units at 1.4% of the market and arrives 20th.

Given the Swedish love for Volvo station wagons (see the very high scores of both V70 and V50), it will be very interesting to follow the performance of the new V60, which just got its very first sales this month: 49 units, probably dealership showcars. Is there potential for 3 Volvo wagons in the Top10? We will find this out in the next few months.

Full ranking table and more commentaries below.

Re-energised by the resurrection of the brand, the Saab 9-3 obtains a good 6th place this month (+7 vs. August) with over 3% of the market. It hasn’t featured that high in the rankings for many months. No trace of the new Saab 9-5 in the highest sales yet: it is still a distant 36th with 0.9% market share, a correct +18% on September 2009.

Other good performers this month are the Toyota Auris (9th at 2.1% vs. 18th at 1.3% over 2010), the Hyundai i30 (12th at 1.7% and +11 vs. August), and the Skoda Fabia (13th at 1.6%).

Pos Model Sept pdm Aug 2010 pdm Pos
1 Volvo V70 2,048 7.9% 2 16,292 7.9% 1
2 VW Passat 1,043 4.0% 3 9,616 4.7% 2
3 VW Golf 892 3.4% 1 9,221 4.5% 3
4 Volvo V50 829 3.2% 4 7,964 3.9% 4
5 Kia Cee’d 820 3.2% 5 6,254 3.0% 5
6 Saab 9-3 801 3.1% 13 3,880 1.9% 10
7 Renault Clio 550 2.1% 12 4,083 2.0% 9
8 Ford Focus 535 2.1% 9 4,599 2.2% 8
9 Toyota Auris 534 2.1% 10 2,758 1.3% 18
10 Renault Megane 511 2.0% 8 4,652 2.3% 7
11 Audi A4 491 1.9% 6 5,285 2.6% 6
12 Hyundai i30 440 1.7% 23 2,267 1.1% 29
13 Skoda Fabia 419 1.6% 24 2,751 1.3% 19
14 BMW 5-series 405 1.6% 14 2,737 1.3% 20
15 Mercedes E Class 387 1.5% 22 2,796 1.4% 17
16 Volvo XC60 380 1.5% 31 3,610 1.7% 11
17 Ford Fiesta 380 1.5% 16 2,470 1.2% 24
18 Skoda Octavia 375 1.4% 30 2,983 1.4% 16
19 Toyota Avensis 367 1.4% 21 3,115 1.5% 15
20 Volvo S60N 363 1.4% 61 573 0.3% 80
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