Sweden November 2017: Volvo S/V90 back in charge in record market

The Volvo S/V90 is the best-selling nameplate at home in November.

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New car sales in Sweden gain 2.1% year-on-year in November to hit a new record for the month at 32.484 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 2.8% to an all-time high 344.435 units after eleven months. This month marks the 45th year-on-year gain in the past 48 months – or four years. The Top 2 most popular carmakers go agains the grain though with Volvo down 5% to 19.4% share and Volkswagen down 4% to 15.8%. Kia manages to bypass Toyota to leap to the third step of the podium thanks to deliveries up 22% to 6.8% share, while Renault (+42%), Peugeot (+28%) and Mercedes (+25%) sign the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Further down, Dacia (+17%), Honda (+19%), Lexus (+19%), Jaguar (+24%), Tesla (+40%), Mini (+48%) and Alfa Romeo (+164%) make themselves noticed.

The Kia Cee’d is mostly sold as station wagon in Sweden.

The Volvo S/V90 is the best-selling nameplate at home for the first time since last June with sales up 183% year-on-year (as the model was still gearing up in late 2016) to 6.5% share vs. 5.8% year-to-date. As stock of the previous generation dries up, the Volvo XC60 drops heavily at -38% to #5 this month after topping the Swedish sales charts for six of the past seven months. Its advantage in the 2017 ranking (2.643 sales) seems unsurmountable though, and Volvo has pulled a rare trick this year by managing to pump up sales of the outgoing model by keeping it in production for a further six month and selling top-end variants at discounted prices.

The VW Arteon has found its audience in Sweden.

The VW Golf holds onto the 2nd spot in November despite sales down 14%, ahead of the Volvo S/V60 (-28%) and VW Passat (+5%). Excellent performers near the top include the VW Tiguan (+56%), Kia Cee’d (+53%), Renault Clio (+67%), Megane (+130%) and Peugeot 3008 (+111%). The Kia Niro manages a third consecutive month among Sweden’s Top 20 nameplates (#19) and the Skoda Kodiaq (#29) leads recent launches above the Kia Stonic (#59), VW Arteon (#68) and Citroen C3 Aircross (#90), new for November.

Previous month: Sweden October 2017: Volvo XC60 leads again, old gen outsells new

One year ago: Sweden November 2016: Volvo S/V60 best-seller for the first time

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Sweden October 2017: Volvo XC60 leads again, old gen outsells new

Once again it’s the outgoing generation that allows the XC60 to top Swedish charts in October.

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The Swedish new car market is up 0.9% year-on-year in October to 32.112 units, a record for the month. The year-to-date tally is now up 2.9% to a record-breaking 311.951 registrations in ten months. Homegrown market leader Volvo goes against the grain with a 2% drop but post a 20.5% share well above its YTD level of 19.7%. Volkswagen is up 5% to 16.3% vs. 15.1% so far this year and Toyota leaps there spots on September and 16% year-on-year to 6.6%, overtaking Kia up 2% to 6.3%. Mercedes (+10%), Renault (+11%) and Skoda (+13%) are the other Top 10 carmakers posting a double-digit gain, whereas Audi (-15%) delivers a double-digit decline. Outside the Top 10, notice Fiat (+19%), Seat (+23%), Honda (+30%) and Alfa Romeo (+65%) all in great shape.

The Kia Niro ranks inside the Swedish Top 20 for the 2nd consecutive month.

Over in the models ranking, the Volvo XC60 remains the best-seller for the 4th consecutive month with sales up 25% to 7.2% share. Its sales are split between 1.314 previous generation (-29%) and 995 new generation, up 43% on September. These detailed figures courtesy of Nils from local publication ViBilagare. As you can see even though the previous generation had its production end in mid-September, it still outsells the new one, probably for the last time ever. Combining two generations has enabled the XC60 to snap the YTD lead at home, with the Volvo S/V90 coming in 2nd place but once again under-performing in October at just 5.1% share (+37%) vs. 5.7% year-to-date.

Excellent start for the Kia Stonic in Sweden. 

The VW Golf is holding strong in 2nd place this month with 6.4% share, one percentage point above its 2017 level, while the VW Passat is up 8% at #4. Below the Volvo S/V60 (-18%) and V40 (-39%) both plummeting down, the VW Tiguan triples its sales year-on-year (+205%) at #7. The Toyota Yaris (+30%), Kia Optima (+128%), Kia Niro (+149%), Mercedes GLC (+76%) and Peugeot 3008 (+196%) also shine in the Top 30. The Skoda Kodiaq (#33) dominates recent launches just as the Kia Stonic gains 38 spots on its inaugural month in September to a cool 62nd place.

Previous month: Sweden September 2017: Outgoing generation holds Volvo XC60 to #1

One year ago: Sweden October 2016: VW Golf takes root in pole position

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Sweden September 2017: Outgoing generation holds Volvo XC60 at #1

The Volvo XC60 “Classic” enables the nameplate to cement its #1 ranking at home.

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New car sales in Sweden mark a pause in September, down 1.9% year-on-year to 31.672 registrations, but the year-to-date total is still up 3.1% to a record-breaking 279.839 units. Homegrown leader Volvo gains a sturdy 8% but remains well below its YTD market share at 18.4% vs. 19.6% while the reverse happens for Volkswagen, up 10% to 17.3% vs. 15% so far in 2017. Kia edges up 2%, a stark contrast with its sister brand Hyundai plummeting down 39%, and also snaps this month the third spot year-to-date off Toyota down 25%. BMW (+0.1%), Mercedes (+16%) and Skoda (+11%) frankly beat the market and are the only other manufacturers in positive in the Top 10, with Audi (-1%), Renault (-5%) and Peugeot (-5%) all down. Beyond, Seat (+36%), Subaru (+20%), Land Rover (+21%) and Ssangyong (+320%) post the largest gains in the Top 30 whereas Citroen (-21%), Lexus (-21%), Mitsubishi (-26%), Ford (-33%), Dacia (-35%) and Tesla (-61%) all struggle.

Kia Niro – Kia is now the third best-selling carmaker in Sweden below Volvo and Volkswagen.

The models ranking continues to see a two-pronged domination by the Volvo XC60, with total sales up 78% to a record 2.683 and 8.5% share ahead of a very dynamic VW Golf up 24% to 2.361 and 7.5% share, its highest scores since November 2015. However, the XC60 score splits into 1.989 “Classic” previous generation (+32% year-on-year) and 694 new generations, double its August score. These detailed figures courtesy of Nils from local publication ViBilagare, who is also reporting that the new XC60 has quickly become a quite usual sight in Stockholm in just the last few weeks. To be noted also is that the XC60 “Classic” currently sold are not stock clearance: the previous generation is still manufactured in Ghent, where it will be replaced by the new XC40 mid-November. All-in-all, it’s fair to say the Volvo XC60 has now secured its first annual pole position at home. Indeed, its closest rival, the new Volvo S/V90, lodges another disappointing month at just 4% share, below the VW Passat (+1%). The VW Tiguan (+116%), Kia Niro (+113%), Mercedes E-Class (+68%) and Kia Optima (+29% to #14 vs. #44 YTD) are the most impressive gainers in the Top 20. Finally, we welcome the Kia Stonic directly inside the Swedish Top 100.

Previous month: Sweden August 2017: Volvo leads, XC60 cements newfound leadership

One year ago: Sweden September 2016: VW Golf best-seller for third month in a row

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Sweden August 2017: Volvo leads, XC60 cements newfound leadership

The Volvo XC60 has now firmly taken control of its home market – but no thanks to the new model…

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Updated with XC60 data by generation

The Swedish new car market is up 9.5% year-on-year in August to 29.915 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 3.8% to a record 248.167 sales after eight months. Traditionally on a summer break in August with much weaker sales, homegrown market leader Volvo wakes up this year with sales up a fantastic 76% to 16.6% share, granted well below the 19.8% it commands year-to-date but enough to keep the Swedish marque above Volkswagen, down 13% to 15.2%. It is the first time since 2009 that Volvo manages to rank #1 at home in August. Kia gains 14% to remain at a stellar third place ahead of Toyota (+9%) while Mercedes (+17%), Renault (+28%) and Peugeot (+52%) post the other double-digit gains in the Top 10. Further down, Mitsubishi (+19%), Nissan (+20%), Ssangyong (+45%), Tesla (+21%), Land Rover (+93%) and Alfa Romeo (+200%) shine.

The Optima Sportwagon PHEV helps Kia remain in third place in the Swedish brands ranking. 

In the models ranking, the Volvo XC60 confirms it has now taken control of the Swedish market with sales up 4-fold on August 2016 to 8.2% share, in great part responsible for Volvo’s pole positon this month. Yet exclusive data by version shared by Nils from local publication ViBilagare shows that only 349 out of the 2.458 August XC60 sales are the new model, the rest being the previous generation highly equipped versions called “Classic” and heavily discounted. These low prices have even pushed the XC60 Classic to #1 vehicle with private buyers at 1.020 sales vs. 494 for the VW Golf. Now that this crucial piece of information has been unearthed, the challenge will be for the new XC60 to match these figures – and we doubt it will – otherwise, the V90 may well reclaim the top spot by the end of the year.

The XC60 “Classic” is in fact responsible for the astounding XC60 scores of the past few months.

Below, the VW Golf (+15%) and Passat (+29%) round up the podium while the Volvo S/V90 posts a very disappointing score at just 3.3% share in fourth place vs. 6% and #2 year-to-date. The Volvo V40 (+34%) and S/V60 (+5%) make it four Volvos in the August Top 6, exactly like the year-to-date order. The VW Tiguan (+35%), Mercedes E-Class (+50%), Nissan Qashqai (+75%) and Renault Clio (+121%) also shine in and near the Top 10. Further down, notice the Peugeot 3008 up 13-fold on August 2016 thanks to the new generation, the Toyota C-HR best-selling new nameplate at #23, the Kia Optima up 14-fold thanks to the release of a PHEV station wagon variant accounting for 61% of its sales, and the Kia Niro strong at #28.

Previous month: Sweden July 2017: Volvo XC60 triumphs

One year ago: Sweden August 2016: Podium 100% VW during Volvo’s summer break

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Sweden July 2017: Volvo XC60 triumphs

The Volvo XC60 edges past the S/V90 to take the YTD lead in Sweden. 

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The Swedish new car market edges up 2.2% year-on-year in July to 24.722 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 3% to a record 218.252 units after seven months. Homegrown market leader Volvo vastly outpaces the overall growth with a 14% surge to 19.1% share, comfortably distancing Volkswagen down 4% to 15.7%. Kia gains four spots on last month to climb to a stunning third place overall with 6.5% of the market, outselling Toyota (+2%), BMW (-7%) and Audi (-15%). Skoda (+10%), Mercedes (+13%) and Peugeot (+28%) also display double-digit gains within the Top 10. Further down, Hyundai (+24%), Porsche (+62%), Land Rover (+102%), Ssangyong (+2350%) and Alfa Romeo (+5500%) all post spectacular gains.

Model-wise, now that the new generation is spreading across dealerships, the Volvo XC60 simply triumphs, with deliveries surging up 54% year-on-year to 8.3% share, also managing to snap the year-to-date lead off the Volvo S/V90 for a mere 10 units at 13.969 vs. 13.959. The S/V90 is knocked down to #2 with a weaker 5.6% share, only 50 sales above the VW Golf (-13%) for the month. Below the Passat (-6%) the Tiguan (+75%) makes it three Volkswagens in the Swedish Top 5 for July. The Fiat Ducato climbs a further 3 spots to #6 thanks to campervan sales, and the Kia Cee’d is up 1% year-on-year and 8 spots on June to break into the Top 10 at #10.

The Toyota C-HR leads recent launches (<12 months) at a solid #19, the Seat Leon is up 17 spots on June to #22, the Peugeot 3008 is up 7-fold on the previous model to #23, the Mercedes GLC is up 60% to #24, the Kia Optima up 14-fold year-on-year thanks to the addition of a station wagon variant and one year after its launch the Kia Niro breaks into the Top 30 for the second time after last January at #29. The Skoda Kodiaq (#45), Audi Q2 (#65), Opel Crossland X (#75 and new to this month) and Hyundai Ioniq (#90) are the other new launches making it into the Swedish Top 100 for July.

Previous month: Sweden June 2017: Volvo S/V90 #1, Hyundai up 94, places i20 in Top 10

One year ago: Sweden July 2016: VW Golf jumps to #1 as Volvo V70 passes relay

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Sweden June 2017: Volvo S/V90 #1, Hyundai up 94%, places i20 in Top 10

Hyundai almost doubles its Swedish sales year-on-year in June.

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There’s nothing stopping the Swedish new car market this year: June is up 5.6% to 38.324 registrations, the highest ever figure for the month, lifting the year-to-date tally up 3.2% to a record 193.530 units. It seems that Swedes are getting more and more dependent of their cars these days, showing a potential failure of public transport. According to a recent SKOP survey, presented by BIL Sweden, a large majority of Swedes (64%) consider to be totally or completely dependent on the car for everyday life to work, up from 61% in 2013. Homegrown Volvo remains in the brands lead despite a 6% drop to 19.6% and is followed as usual by Volkswagen down 0.3% to 14.4%. Toyota surges 20% to third place and 6.1%, overtaking BMW (+0.2%) to claim the third year-to-date spot as well. Hyundai is the hero of the month with deliveries soaring 94% to 5th place and 5.2% share vs. #13 and 2.4% so far in 2017. Notice also Mercedes (+24%), Citroen (+44%), Seat (+32%), Mini (+33%), Land Rover (+122%), Tesla (+58%), Jeep (+69%) and Alfa Romeo (+458%) all excelling this month.

Over in the models ranking, the new Volvo S/V90 reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date off the Volvo XC60, #1 in May, with a strong 7.3% market share vs. 6.5% so far in 2017. The XC60, now helped with the arrival ion the new generation, remains in great shape with a 29% year-on-year surge this month and +79% year-to-date. In contrast, both the VW Golf (-29%) and Passat (-27%) take harsh hits, partly compensated buy the good health of the new generation VW Tiguan, 144% above its June 2016 result in 5th place overall. But Volvo should be worried about the sales of the V40 (-28%) and S/V60 (-49%). The Hyundai i20 is up 5-fold year-on-year and a stunning 59 spots on May to land in 7th place, by far the nameplate’s best ranking in Sweden. The BMW 5 Series (+39%), Skoda Octavia (+32%), Mercedes E-Class (+76%) and Hyundai i30 (+86%) also make themselves noticed inside the Top 20. Below, the Renault Megane (+107%), Toyota C-HR (#25) and Kia Niro (#35) shine shine the Skoda Kodiaq is up 8 spots on May to #38.

Previous month: Sweden May 2017: Volvo XC60 outsells S/V90

One year ago: Sweden June 2016: Thirty consecutive months of year-on-year gains

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Sweden May 2017: Volvo XC60 outsells S/V90

Volvo XC60

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The Swedish new car market evolves at record levels in May with the highest ever May tally recorded at 35.326 (+2.5%) and a record year-to-date tally at 155.206, up 2.6% on the same period last year which was the previous record. Bertil Moldén, managing director of BIL Sweden, explains sales could have been even higher this month but deliveries were limited by freight forwarders’ transport capacity just as several general agents have full order books. Local behemoth Volvo beats the market with a 10% increase to 20.3% share, well ahead of Volkswagen struggling at -6%. Kia confirms the third spot it held last month thanks to stable sales, distancing BMW (+2%), Toyota (-6%) and Mercedes up 21%. Renault (+50%) and Peugeot (+21%) lodge the other two double-digit gains inside the Top 10 whereas outside, Citroen (+46%), Seat (+37%), Mitsubishi (+36%), Tesla (+263%) and Alfa Romeo (+500%) shine.

Model-wise, the Volvo XC60 surprises once again with a third ever pole position after last December and last month, and sales more than doubling at +110%. The XC60 outsells the S/V90 for the month even though the S/V90 keeps the year-to-date lead for 483 units. It appears the discontinuation of the V70 has triggered a strong sales transfer towards the XC60, equivalent to the trading up to the new S/V90. An additional explanation for the good health of the XC60 could be the fact that the new generation will soon arrive and Volvo dealers are offering generous discounts to clear stock. Historic leader over the Full Year 2016, the VW Golf tumbles down 34% this month and is now out of reach of the year-to-date pole position which will return to Volvo this year, The VW Tiguan Tiguan is still benefiting from the new generation launch with sales up 5-fold year-on-year this month, as is also the case for the Citroen C3 (+323%) and Peugeot 3008 (+580%). Just outside the Top 10, notice the Renault Clio (+46%), Mercedes E Class (+41%) and Renault Captur (+91%) posting very solid year-on-year gains.

Previous month: Sweden April 2017: Volvo XC60 snaps top spot in market down 9%

One year ago: Sweden April 2016: Volvo above 20% share in record pace market

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Sweden April 2017: Volvo XC60 snaps top spot in market down 9%

volvo-xc60-sweden-november-2016Second monthly pole position ever for the Volvo XC60.

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The Swedish new car market hits the brakes in April at -9.2% year-on-year to 30.476 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally is still up 2.6% to a robust 119.880 units. Homegrown market leader Volvo improves its share to 21.2% thanks to a smaller-than-market 5% drop, whereas Volkswagen tumbles down 14% to 13% share. Kia (-2%) jumps three spots on March to #3 overall while Mercedes (+11%), Skoda (+7%) and Peugeot (+10%) go against the grain in the Top 10 with sales increases. Further down, notice also Citroen (+4%), Mini (+9%), Honda (+33%), Tesla (+71%) and Alfa Romeo (+638%) deliveries year-on-year sales improvements.

Over in the models ranking, after a couple of months of domination by the all-new Volvo S/V90, there is a surprise in the April lead: the Volvo XC60 snaps the top spot for only the second time ever after last December thanks to sales surging 123% on April last year to 2.270. The Volvo S/V90 is knocked down to 2nd place at 1.914 while the VW Golf (-23%), Volvo S/V60 (-15%) and VW Passat (-30%) all struggle. The Fiat Ducato is up 10 spots on March and 1% year-on-year to #6 overall for the annual run of summer campervans, the VW Tiguan is up 97% to #8, the Kia Rio up 83%, the Peugeot 3008 up 467% thanks to the new model and the Mercedes C-Class up 47%. Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR is stable at #25, the Kia Niro is up 11 spots on last month to #45 and the Skoda Kodiaq is up 40 to #50.

Previous month: Sweden February-March 2017: Volvo S/V90 takes control

One year ago: Sweden April 2016: Volvo above 20% share in record pace market

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Sweden February-March 2017: Volvo S/V90 takes control

With the Cross Country variants, the Volvo S/V90 has now taken control of its home market. 

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We update two months at once in Sweden today. February is up 3.2% year-on-year to 27.735 registrations, the second highest February score on record below February 1970 which was boosted by in impending VAT hike. Market leaders Volvo (+6%), Volkswagen (+7%), BMW (+10%) and Toyota (-5%) all outpace the overall growth, resulting in increased market shares. Further down, Citroen (+46%), Suzuki (+50%), Mini (+82%), Tesla (+103%) and Mitsubishi (+143%) all post spectacular gains.

March 2017 is the highest score for the month in the history of automobile in Sweden at 38.387 units, up 10.6% on March 2016 and the 39th consecutive month of year-on-year gains. The net increase is much lower though as this month has benefited from two additional selling days which translate in a 10% increase already. Year-to-date after three month, the Swedish new car market is now up 7.4% to 89.404 registrations. Once again the market leaders outpace the overall growth with Volvo up 17%, Volkswagen up 13% and Toyota up 21%. Notice also Mazda up 23%, Ford up 24%, Citroen up 42%, Porsche up 55%, Tesla up 81%, Jeep up 82% and Alfa Romeo up 310%.

But the big event in Sweden across these two months is the surge in sales of the Volvo S/V90 combination, now that the Cross Country variants are available. These were the missing link that allowed the VW Golf to become the first non-Volvo nameplate in 54 years to lead the annual Swedish sales charts last year all the while the Volvo V70, leader for the previous 19 years (19972015), was being discontinued and the S/V90 was only gearing up with no 4WD variants. In February, the S/V90 sells an explosive 1.909 units for a 6.9% market share vs. 1.546 for the Volvo XC60, 1.374 for the VW Golf and 1.343 for the Volvo S/V60. In March, the S/V90 confirm it is the new market favourite at home with 2.416 sales vs. 2.024 for the VW Golf, 1.999 for the Volvo XC60 and 1.921 for the Volvo S/V60. Year-to-date, the S/V90 dominates at 6.4% share vs. 5.4% for the VW Golf (+10%), 5.3% for the Volvo XC60 (+88%) and 5% for the Volvo S/V60 (+47%)

Other models news include the VW Tiguan up 241% in February and up 148% in March, the BMW 5 Series up 96% to #6 in February and 69% to #10 in March and the Toyota C-HR up 56 ranks on January to a splendid 14th place but down 11 in March to #25. The Kia Niro (#31 then #56) and Audi Q2 (#70 then #71) are the next best-sellers as far as recent launches are concerned, with the Skoda Kodiaq breaking into the Top 100 for the first time in March at #90. Whereas there were no newcomers in February, we welcome the Ford Ecosport (#148) and Renault Scenic (#173) in the Swedish sales charts in March.

Previous post: Sweden January 2017: Volvo S/V90 now has VW Golf in sight

One year ago: Sweden March 2016: Hyundai i30 breaks into Top 10 in market up 10%

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Sweden January 2017: Volvo S/V90 now has VW Golf in sight

The Volvo S/V90 posts its highest monthly volume so far at home and ranks #2.

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The Swedish new car market is riding on the back of two additional selling days to gain 8% year-on-year in January to 23.282 registrations, a new record for the month and the 37th consecutive month of year-on-year gains. Market leader Volvo outpaces its home market at +15% to 4.732 sales but in 2nd place Volkswagen does even better at +21% to 4.288. BMW (-0.4%) and Kia (+3%) are more discreet, ahead of Mercedes surging 37% to 5th place and Audi crashing down 17% to #6. Seat (+15%), Mini (+29%), Ford (+61%), Porsche (+61%), Mitsubishi (+110%), Fiat (+126%) and Tesla (+458%) stand out with impressive gains.

The VW Golf is #1 in Sweden for the 5th time in the past 7 months. 

Now that the leader of the past two decades, the Volvo V70, has been discontinued, the Swedish models ranking brings its lot of surprises each month. The VW Golf led for four consecutive months from July to October – and was the first non-Volvo in 54 years to snap the pole position in FY16. Meanwhile Volvo is scrambling to find itself a new best-seller: the S/V60 took the overall lead for the first time ever in November, and in December it was the turn of the XC60. This month we have yet another picture: the VW Golf reclaims the top spot with 1.453 sales (+18%), and Volvo now separates sales of the defunct V70 (only 2 this month) from the all-new S/V90 tandem, up to 1.392: by a large margin its highest monthly volume so far and placing it at a close 2nd to the Golf. The recent arrival of the V90 Cross Country variant may well have been the key to unlock the nameplate’s sales potential at home. If the S/V90 continues to rises and manages the #1 spot in 2017, 2016 would just be a small bump in the road for Volvo.

The BMW 5 Series soars 112% to #8. 

The Top 7 is a VW-Volvo affair, with the Volvo S/V60 (#3), XC60 (#4), V40 (#7) and VW Passat (#5) and Tiguan (#6) up 202%. The BMW 5 Series soars 112% to #8, the Mercedes E-Class is up an ever more robust 183% to #11, with thePeugeot 3008 (+470%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+277%), Toyota Prius (+256%) and Fiat 500 (+2267%) also taking off. Among recent launches, the Kia Niro is in the clear lead at #29 above the  Seat Ateca (#58), Audi Q2 (#69) and Toyota C-HR (#70), so far more timid here than in the rest of Europe.

Previous post: Sweden Full Year 2016: #1 car not a Volvo for the first time in 54 years

One year ago: Sweden January-February 2016: Kia and Mazda shine in record market

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