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Sweden September 2013: Volvo back on track, Kia Cee’d shines

Volvo V60 Sweden September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolvo V60

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Swedish new car sales seem to have turned around: September is the third consecutive month of year-on-year gain at a very healthy +11% to 24,388 registrations, reducing the year-to-date fall to 5% at 193,065 units. After a hellish month of August that saw it drop to #2 brand in the country and lose the models pole position to the VW Passat, Volvo is back to where it should be in Sweden: at #1. The V70 reclaims the top spot thanks to 1,741 sales and 7.1% while the S/V60 is up to #2 at 1,354 units and 5.6%. In fact it is the first time since last April that the Top 2 spots are held by 2 Volvos.

Kia Cee'd Sweden September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frKia Cee’d

The VW Golf is stable at #3 but improves its market share to 4.8% vs. 3.9% year-to-date while the VW Passat falls 3 spots on August to #4. The Kia Cee’d is up 2 ranks to a best-ever #5, also reached in July and September 2012, the BMW 5 Series is up 7 to a fantastic 8th place and the Skoda Octavia up 3 to #11. Hyundai has a stellar month: the i30 is up 4 spots to #14, the i20 up 9 to #19, the i40 up 11 to #25 and the ix35 up 27 to #32! Mercedes also shines, placing the E-Class at #18 and the C-Class at #35.

Previous month: Sweden August 2013: VW Passat beats all Volvos to rank #1!

One year ago: Sweden September 2012: Volvo V40 takes off, up to #6

Full September 2013 Top 50 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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