Volvo S/V60 sales surge 465.4% year-on-year in Sweden.
In June, the Swedish new car market suffered from a record comparison base in June 2018 when volumes that were triggered in anticipation of the implementation of a new tax system and as a result sank by -51.9%. This month, the year-on-year effect is logically reversed as July 2018 registrations were particularly depressed and sales are now up 89.2% year-on-year to 23.657 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -19.5%to 191.539. Completely annihilated a year ago (-69%), homegrown market leader Volvo (+189.5%) is authoritatively back in charge with 17.9% share, whereas both Volkswagen (+14.6%) and Kia (+34%), although up, underperform. In the Top 10, Seat (+166.8%), Peugeot (+147.4%), BMW (+105.2%), Toyota (+100.5%) and Skoda (+91.1%) also outpace the market while further down Tesla (+500%), Mitsubishi (+442.7%), Jaguar (+405.3%), Subaru (+366.7%), Hyundai (+307.5%), Dacia (+246.7%), Fiat (+173.1%) and Suzuki (+160%) are among the most dynamic.
In the models ranking, Volvo monopolises the podium for the third time this year after March and April, placing the S/V60 (+465.4%) in pole position above the S/V90 (+166.9%) and XC60 (+258.2%). The VW Golf (+14.6%) and Tiguan (+86.2%) complete the Top 5 above the new Toyota Corolla at #6 like in June, the Volvo XC40 (+50.8%) and Kia Niro (-16.9%0. The Tesla Model 3 is up 5 spots on last month to break into the Swedish Top 10 for the second time after last March (#5) at #10 and the VW T-Cross shoots up 26 spots to a new record #15.
Full July 2019 Top 45 All-brands and Top 250 All-models below.