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Sweden April 2014: Volvo XC60 strong again

VOLVO XC60 D4 163ch AWDVolvo XC60

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New car sales in Sweden continue at full steam ahead: up another 14% year-on-year in April to 27,543 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 95,346 units, up 19% on 2013. Volvo and Volkswagen monopolise the Top 7 this month, with the Volvo V70 unsurprisingly in the lead at a strong 8.2% share followed by the VW Golf (5.1%) and Passat (4.6%).

Volvo XC90 Sweden April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frIt’s runout time for the Volvo XC90 before the new generation arrives later this year.

In 4th position the Volvo XC60 delivers another very strong month at 1,196 sales and 4.3% which is its third best-ever market share at home below December 2013 (4.8%) and January 2014 (4.6%), and its 2nd best-ever ranking: only in December last year has it ranked higher (#2). Notice also the VW Polo up 7 spots on March to #7, the Fiat Ducato up 15 to #8 (the mobile-home effect?), the Mitsubishi Outlander also up 15 to #21, the Kia Picanto up from outside the Top 70 in March to #27 this month, the Skoda Rapid up 19 to #36 and the Volvo XC90 up 25 to #42.

Saab 9-3 Sweden 2013Like a phoenix, the Saab 9-3 is reborn from its ashes.

Brand-wise, below Volvo (20.7% share) and Volkswagen (15.4%), BMW is up one spot on March to a fantastic third position with 6.1% share, followed by Audi up two ranks to #4 and Toyota down two to #5. Skoda is up 4 spots to #6 and 4.9% share, Fiat up two to #11 and 3.3% share vs. 2% year-to-date, Saab continues its slow rebuild at #29 with 47 new gen 9-3 sold, up 683% on March while Chevrolet has officially died in Sweden: down 98% year-on-year to just 3 units sold this month.

Previous month: Sweden March 2014: VW Golf back to 2nd place

One year ago: Sweden April 2013: Market back in positive

Full April 2014 Top 35 All-brands and Top 50 models Ranking Tables below.

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