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Sweden May 2011: VW Passat threatens Volvo V70

VW Passat

The Swedes bought 30,853 new cars in May, an impressive 23% increase year-on-year. The year-to-date figure stands at 129,557 units, up 18%. The Volvo V70 stays on top at 2,110 sales and 6.8%, but the VW Passat, boosted by the new generation, is getting closer this month with 1,837 sales and 6%...

The VW Golf is stable in 3rd place, just like the Volvo V60 at #4, it seems to have found its cruising level at around 3.5% share of the Swedish market. The smaller Volvo V50 is weak this month at #6 and 2.1%, below a Kia Cee'd back to its 2010 self with 792 sales and 2.6%.

The Fiat Ducato continues to deliver incredibly high figures, #10 this month with 1.8%, the Ford Focus is up 14 spots at #11 and the Peugeot 508 breaks into the Top 40 at #34 with 245 sales and 0.8%.

Full Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Jeff S
    June 3rd, 2011 at 07:53 | #1

    Interesting. Thanks. I do a radio show on the industry every Wednesday here in California and if I can fit it in next week, I will mention your article and your numbers. Over here the Passat is virtually dead in the water (Jetta accounts for half of VW sales in USA), while Volvo struggles too. The Volvo V70 and S60 do best here in California followed by the XC90.

    • matgasnier
      June 3rd, 2011 at 08:23 | #2

      Hi Jeff,
      Great! Would love to be mentioned in your radio show. There will be around 30 more countries updated with May figures over the next 2 weeks so lots to talk about!

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