* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *
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.
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.