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Sweden April 2013: Market back in positive

Volvo V70 Sweden April 20132013 Volvo V70

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For the first time this year, new car sales in Sweden are up year-on-year in April at +4% to 24,175 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still down by a significant amount at -12% to 80,249 units. The models ranking is very stable and relatively uneventful this month, with the Top 3 unchanged on March: the Volvo V70 at 7.4% followed by the Volvo S/V60 at 5.9% and the VW Passat at 5.4%. The VW Golf is up one spot to #4 while the Volvo V40 stops its progression to fall back down to #6 and 3% share vs. 4.5% last month.

The BMW 3 Series is up 5 ranks to #7 and is now #8 year-to-date as in 2012, the Skoda Fabia is up 9 to #9, the Fiat Ducato up 11 to #11, most probably the result of large order of motorhomes in anticipation of Summer, like it happened last month in Germany. Further down, the Toyota RAV4 is up 8 ranks to #34, the Subaru Forester remains solid at #37 vs. #81 in 2012 and the Hyundai Santa Fe appears in the Top 50 at #43 vs. #93 in 2012 thanks to the new generation.

Previous month: Sweden March 2013: Volvo V40 now in the race

One year ago: Sweden April 2012: Peugeot 508 in Top 10 for the first time

Full April 2013 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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