Sweden 1984: Last year of reign for the Volvo 200
* See ‘Read more’ for the Top 23 best-selling models! Many thanks to Torbjörn for the data *
Swedish consumers bought 231,121 cars in 1984, possibly the country’s best year so far. The Volvo 200 maintains its stranglehold over the market with 38,500 sales for a 16.7% market share, however the arrival of its replacement the Volvo 740 this year means it is the last time the 200 tops the ranking.
The Saab 900 lodges another excellent year at 22,505 units and 9.7% share, its 6th consecutive time in 2nd position, and it goes the same for the VW Golf/Jetta, on the podium again with 13,895 sales and 6%. The Volvo 700 is gearing up at 13,608 units and 5.9%, ahead of the Ford Escort , Volvo 300 (both at 4.5%), Opel Kadett (4%) and Ford Sierra (2.9%).
The Saab 900 3-door is renamed 90 and lands directly in 9th position with 5,924 sales and 2.6%, just above the Mazda 323, again the best-selling Japanese car in Sweden at #10 and 5,911 units. Other Japanese models in the Top 20 are the Mazda 626 (#13) and Toyota Corolla (#17).
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Full Year 1984 Top 23 Ranking Table below.