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Sweden 2008: new Volvo V70 #1, Saab 9-3 & V50 on podium

Volvo V70

* See the Top 30 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Swedish car sales are hit by the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 at -17% and 253,982 registrations. The new generation Volvo V70 smoothly takes the relay of the old gen and comfortably grabs the top spot at 22,070 sales and 8.7% of the market.

The Saab 9-3 stays #2 and the new gen helps it improve its market share to 5% at 12,623 units. It is followed by the Volvo V50, also increasing its share at 4.5% and 11,334 sales. The VW Golf reclaims its best-selling foreign model title in 4th position with 4.4% share and 11,198 sales, whereas in 5th, the Audi A4 delivers a best-ever 3% share at 7,509 sales.

Previous post: see the Swedish 2006-2007 Top 30 best-selling models here.

Full 2008 Top 30 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Saab 9-3 pic.

Saab 9-3

Sweden Full Year 2008:

PosModel2008%08/072007%Pos
1Volvo V70 new22,0708.7%140%9,2033.0%7
2Saab 9-312,6235.0%-11%14,1854.6%2
3Volvo V5011,3344.5%-4%11,7723.8%3
4VW Golf11,1984.4%21%9,2743.0%6
5Audi A47,5093.0%25%6,0182.0%11
6Saab 9-57,2482.9%-32%10,6993.5%4
7Ford Focus6,4532.5%-25%8,6582.8%8
8VW Passat6,1842.4%-34%9,3253.0%5
9Skoda Octavia4,7521.9%-9%5,2121.7%14
10Peugeot 3074,7111.9%-26%6,3512.1%9
11Skoda Fabia4,4991.8%-19%5,5501.8%12
12BMW 3 Series4,2841.7%-12%4,8561.6%15
13Toyota Auris4,2371.7%10%3,8371.3%21
14Toyota Aygo4,1871.6%21%3,4601.1%27
15Audi A63,6571.4%-32%5,3691.8%13
16Kia Cee’d3,5971.4%0%3,5931.2%25
17Toyota Prius3,3541.3%40%2,3920.8%38
18Volvo XC703,3151.3%-8%3,6131.2%24
19Opel Astra3,2811.3%-46%6,0872.0%10
20BMW 5 Series3,2191.3%-25%4,2711.4%18
21Renault Megane3,1741.2%-31%4,5981.5%17
22Toyota Avensis3,0211.2%-35%4,6741.5%16
23Ford Mondeo2,9411.2%-15%3,4591.1%28
24Mercedes C Class2,9411.2%16%2,5420.8%36
25VW Polo2,7671.1%-22%3,5661.2%26
26Volvo C302,7051.1%-33%4,0181.3%19
27Peugeot 2072,6961.1%-29%3,8221.2%22
28BMW 1 Series2,5011.0%30%1,9180.6%47
29Hyundai i102,4671.0%new00.0%
30Peugeot 3082,3730.9%new520.0%

Source: www.bilsweden.se

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