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Sweden Full Year 2012: Volvo V70 #1, VW Passat at best ever

VW Passat

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Difficult year for new car sales in Sweden, down 8% on 2011 to 279,478 registrations, the lowest result in 3 years. The Volvo V70 is the most popular model in the country for the 16th year running with 21,822 sales and 7.8% share, down 2% but up from 7.3% last year. The VW Passat improves on an already record year in 2011 to deliver its best performance ever in Sweden, up 1% to 16,263 units and 5.8%, peaking at a huge 8.3% share in February. Volvo S60 and V60 sales are now counted together and rank #3 this year with 14,301 sales and 5.1%, down 10% but hitting a best-ever 8.4% in December.

Kia Cee'd

The VW Golf is down 11% but stays #4 while the Kia Cee'd is up 3% and one spot to #5 at 7,018 units and 2.5%, as is the Volvo XC60 at #6 and 2.3%. The following 3 models are the best performers in the Top 10: the Ford Focus is up 5% and 4 ranks to #7, the BMW 3 Series up 7 and 14% to #8 and the Toyota Yaris is up 12 spots and 32% to #9.

Mercedes GLK

Further down, other great performers include the Peugeot 508 up 66% and 16 ranks to #24, the Hyundai i40 up 108% and splitting its ranking in two at #37, the Kia Rio up 303% and 66 spots to #38, Toyota Prius up 47% and 28 ranks to #48 and the Mercedes GLK up 35% and 26 to #53.

Volvo V40

There are 5 all-new models in the Swedish Top 100 this year, the best-performing being the Volvo V40 landing directly at #25 with 3,296 sales and 1.2%. However the V40 seems to have shown its limits already (down to #9 and 2% in December) and may struggle to reach the Top 10 over the Full Year 2013... The Peugeot 208 arrives at #41, the Subaru XV at #64, the VW Up! at #78 and the VW CC at #90. Finally, notice the Saab 9-3 down 79% to #98 and the Saab 9-5 down 84% to #175.

December post: Sweden December 2012: Volvo S/V60 at highest share ever

Previous year: Sweden Full Year 2011: Volvo V70 leads for the 15th consecutive year

Full Year 2012 Top 100 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Lars
    January 15th, 2013 at 23:12 | #1

    Forgot1?

    155 Ferraris
    23 Maseratis
    23 Aston Martins
    (2012 Figures!)

    • matgasnier
      January 16th, 2013 at 02:43 | #2

      Hi Lars,
      Thank you for your message – however these brands have not sold enough units to be part of the Top 30…
      Cheers,
      Matt

  2. Marc-It
    January 3rd, 2013 at 08:29 | #3

    SWEDEN YEAR 2012 by Brand

    brand / nr 2012 / nr. 2011
    ———————————-
    Volvo 52734 58849
    Volkswagen 42696 43474
    Audi 17060 18830
    Toyota 16592 16591
    BMW 16032 16033
    Kia 15905 14759
    Ford 13845 16949
    Skoda 11933 13925
    Hyundai 11846 12545
    Mercedes 11393 11858
    Peugeot 10622 9297
    Renault 9470 12632
    Nissan 6460 7190
    Opel 5809 7215
    Citroen 5534 6343
    Fiat 4375 4170 (+5 %)
    Subaru 4304 3475
    Mitsubishi 3525 5296
    Honda 2821 3376
    Chevrolet 2776 1725
    Suzuki 2690 3964
    Mazda 2147 2716
    Seat 2086 2724
    Mini 1492 1415
    Land Rover 822 639
    Lexus 720 991
    Saab 694 3484
    Dacia 624 1620
    Jeep 527 507
    Porsche 522 490
    >> Lancia 467 102 (+320%)
    Alfa Romeo 270 546 (-52%)
    Jaguar 116 217
    Smart 55 73
    Iveco 43 56
    Bentley 18 10
    Lamborghini 5 9
    Chrysler 3 302
    Dodge 2 193
    Other 350 318

    Total 279.385 304.908 -8%

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