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Sweden September 2019: Volvo S/V60 back to #1, Tesla up to record #9 and 3.7% share in market up 40%

The Volvo S/V60 is back to #1 in Sweden.

New car sales in Sweden spectacularly align a second consecutive month of double-digit gains in September at +40% to 26.758 units, however this is only due to depleted year-ago volumes under the combined effect of a new bonus-malus pricing introduced in July 2018 and the new WLTP tests from September 1, 2018. The year-to-date volume remains in difficulty at -12.1% to 247.774 units. After the traditional August summer break disturbance, the Swedish brands ranking returns to normal this month with Volvo (+29.3%) back to #1 with 16% share vs. 17.9% YTD ahead of Volkswagen (+118.6%) particularly strong at 15.4% of the market vs. 12.9% YTD. Kia (+3.9%) confirms its #3 YTD rank above Toyota (+39.7%), BMW (+50%), Mercedes (+5.7%), Audi (+48.6%) and Skoda (+40.3%), exactly replicating the YTD Top 8. Tesla (+366%) surges 12 spots on August to break its Swedish ranking (#9), and share (3.74%) records but not volume (1.002 vs. 1.106 last March), with Hyundai (+596.1%), Nissan (+109.7%), Mazda (+104.9%), Porsche (+103%) and Lexus (+96.4%) also posting outstanding gains.

Model-wise, the Volvo S/V60 (+87.5%) reclaims the #1 spot it holds YTD off the VW Golf (+132.7%) with the VW Tiguan (+252.4%) rounding out the podium and the Volvo XC60 (+81%) and S/V90 (-9.7%) in tow. The Tesla Model 3 is up 48 spots on last month to land at #6, its third appearance in the Swedish monthly Top 10 after last March (#5) and July (#10). The Kia Niro (+19.7%) drops one spot to #7 and is joined by the Cee’d (+80.2%) in the September Top 8. Among new launches, below the Model 3 the Toyota Corolla (#10) is inside the Swedish Top 10 for the 5th time in the past 6 months, the VW T-Cross (#17) is down 10 ranks on August, the Mazda CX-30 (#71) is up 140, the Audi e-Tron (#83) up 13 and the Toyota Camry (#89) down 17.

Previous month: Sweden August 2019: Toyota (+46.4%), Skoda (+44%), Volvo (+34.4%) lift market up 19.5%

One year ago: Sweden September 2018: Kia scores first #2 ranking, Volvo S/V60 #1

Full September 2019 Top 40 All-brands and Top 235 All-models below.

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