After an unusual month of August that saw the VW Golf take the lead for the first time in years with close to 6% of the market, the Swedish car market is back to normal in September with the Volvo V70 in first position at 7.9% market share, double the score of the #2: the VW Passat.
The VW Golf is back down to 3rd, just ahead of the Volvo V50 and the Kia Cee’d, 4th and 5th at both 3.2%.
There is a newcomer in the Top20 this month: the new Volvo S60 (official Swedish car sales distinguish the old and new versions) sold 363 units at 1.4% of the market and arrives 20th.
Given the Swedish love for Volvo station wagons (see the very high scores of both V70 and V50), it will be very interesting to follow the performance of the new V60, which just got its very first sales this month: 49 units, probably dealership showcars. Is there potential for 3 Volvo wagons in the Top10? We will find this out in the next few months.
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