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Sweden September 2011: Volvo V60 up to #2 for the first time

Volvo V60

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The Swedish car market is up 3% this month at 26,605 registrations and up 10% year-to-date at 227,636 units. The Volvo V70 stays on top with 2,176 sales and 8.2%, its highest share this year, and reinforces its pole position in 2011 at 16,048 units and 7%.

The Volvo V60 jumps up to 2nd place for the very first time at a whopping 1,799 sales and 6.8% share, smashing its previous best of 819 sales and 4.3% from last January... The sedan version the Volvo S60 is also very high this month at #11 with 435 sales and 1.6% (#24 year-to-date) so an excellent month indeed for the '60 family'.

The VW Passat is down to #3 but stays extremely solid at 5.7% share, followed by the Volvo V50 (3.3%), VW Golf (2.8%) and Ford Focus (2.6%), boosted by the new generation. Notice also the Mercedes C Class up 20 spots on August at #9 and the Hyundai i20 up 21 spots to #13.

Hyundai i40

The Hyundai i40, for now only available in station wagon, has clearly struck a nerve with the Swedish consumer: it is already #19 for its first full month of sales, up 16 spots on August at 318 units and 1.2% share! The new generation Kia Rio is also an instant success in Sweden, landing directly at #48 with 157 sales. Update on Saab sales: the 9-3 is up 54% and 10 spots on August to a still weak 71 sales at #90 but the 9-5 is down to 16 sales (#146).

Previous month: see the Swedish August 2011 Top 50 best-selling models here.

Full September 2011 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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  1. October 5th, 2011 at 06:34 | #1

    @Fabio83
    I´m sure it will be fabio. Fiat is a great company with great cars!

  2. Fabio83
    October 5th, 2011 at 01:25 | #2

    @Miguel
    i totally agree with you. After a several japanese cars my family has bought a FIAT and now i hope that the future model are good like the German and South Korean automaker

  3. October 4th, 2011 at 23:16 | #3

    @Fabio83
    Well Fabio, the question is: Fiat has to improve and spread its marketing and stablement all over the world as the German and South korean marques did. The electrical problems of the passed ceased and from now on Fiat is a kind of a brand new marque plenty of quality and charisma ready to compete with the German, American or Japonese brands.

  4. Fabio83
    October 4th, 2011 at 19:59 | #4

    @tuga
    like i write to Miguel, Fiat now hasn’t a good reputation for more mistakes in the 90s. now the models are better but it’s difficult to recover the old market success of the 80s. Then some models stay on market for too much time, 7/8 or also 9 years when now the other competitors, especially the Hyundai and Kia present new car every 5 year like the new good i30.

  5. Fabio83
    October 4th, 2011 at 19:56 | #5

    @Miguel
    The group Fiat now is better than the 2000s models. But there weren’t so many mistakes in the 1990s by the administration of Cesare Romiti who had destroy the great success of the three brand in the 80s. Fiat Uno, Tipo, Croma, Lancia Delta and Thema and Alfa Romeo 75 and 164. after great mistakes must pass so mach time to recover the trust of the market. Then here in Italy there are so many problems for assembly and build the car: the world of job is like in the 50s, too lock to settle down at the new economic scenarios. Then now FIAT continue to delays the new models for align to production of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. In my personal opinion we must wait until the 2014/2015 to see a good range of model, because for now there are just rebadging and a few of good car like 500, new Panda, Giulietta.

  6. October 4th, 2011 at 09:11 | #6

    @Fabio83
    Fabio, I a fan of Italian cars and in my opinion they deserve to have better sales everywhere because they have improved a lot and they are becoming better in terms of general quality and reliability. I remember that in the eigthies Saab have a kind of a joint venture with Lancia and in nordic countries mainly in Sweden the Lancia Delta serie 1 launched in 1979 was sold by Saab with a badge called Lancia/Saab 400. I saw a couple of examples once in a journey to Sweden. Fiat have some glamour in Finland with the Punto and Alfa sell some examples there. Alfa romeo deserve to sell a larger number of cars but as you know they are all fully imported and high priced.

  7. tuga
    October 4th, 2011 at 05:38 | #7

    @Fabio83
    Yeah, i know. It’s traditionally a weak market for them. But it’s like Hyundai/Kia ” stole ” that market from them, the market for competent, affordable cars ( and in Fiats case, with a little bit of fun also ). I don’t know, i guess its strange for me, as a southern European, seeing something like the Punto outside of the top 50.

    And Hyundai certainly deserve their success. I remember beeing really well impressed by the i30 back when it came out, and already there’s a new one. I may not always like the styling, but they seem to be good, solid cars, and they offer a hell of a warranty. It’s hard to resist when you are buying with your head instead of your heart :)

  8. Fabio83
    October 4th, 2011 at 05:20 | #8

    @tuga
    FIAT group in the north Europe doesn’t sell so many cars. in a week around Gothenburg last summer i saw just 6/7 FIAT and Alfa Romeo.

    Hyundai and Kia conitune to present new model, and everytime these new car are so better than the older, just look the new i30, i40, Rio, Opitma/Magentis. Very good cars like the best European and Japanese cars.

    for Saab… :(
    i hope it could be survive, the new 9-5 is amazing, and the wagon is also better than sedan.

  9. tuga
    October 4th, 2011 at 02:37 | #9

    Hyundai really are doing well… they have the i20 at #13 and the Kia Cee’d at #7. Meanwhile Citroen and Peugeot are way down on the chart, and Fiat has no car in the top 50…

    Oh, and SAAB :(

  10. Fabio83
    October 3rd, 2011 at 23:04 | #10

    great V60!!! i love that wagon. but it’s bad to not to see the Saab. :(

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