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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%).
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.
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.