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Sweden 2000-2001: Volvo and Saab dominate at home

Saab 9-5

* See the Top 30 best-selling models by clicking on 'Read more' at end of post! *

After outstanding growth since 1996, the Swedish car market catches its breath over the period at -2% in 2000 with 290,529 registrations and -15% in 2001 at 246,581. The Volvo S/V/C70 stays on top with 10.3% share in 2000 and 9.3% in 2001.

The Saab 9-5 is #2 both years and improves its share to 5.6% in 2000 and 6.1% in 2001. The Volvo S40/V40 drops from #2 in '99 to #3 in 2000 and #4 in 2001 at 4%. Extraordinary start for the all-new Volvo S60, #3 in 2001 at 11,839 units and 4.8% for its first full year of sales. The Saab 9-3, #4 in 2000, is #5 in 2001 with an improved 3.9% share.

In 2001 and for the second time in 3 years the Top 5 is 100% Swedish.

Previous post: see the Swedish 1998-1999 Top 30 best-selling models here.

Full 2000 & 2001 Top 30 Ranking Tables: click on 'Read more' below the Saab 9-3 picture.

2000 Volvo S60

2000 Saab 9-3

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