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Sweden March 2021: Upcoming bonus malus change triggers record market (+71.7%), Volvo at highest share in over 7 years

The Volvo S/V60 holds 8.8% of the Swedish market in March.

The Swedish new car market is up by a spectacular 71.7% year-on-year in March to 47.460 units, a new record for the month. Year-to-date sales are now up 37.4% to 90.870. Unlike the markets we’ve covered so far, the reason behind this month’s surge isn’t a low year-ago comparison base as March 2020 sales were down just -8.6% in the absence of Covid-19 lockdown. Instead, an upcoming bonus malus change on April 1 has led to a sales rush particularly from PHEVs (+212%) whereas EV sales are down -13% year-on-year. That’s easy to explain: from April 1 the bonus for PHEV decreases by an average of SEK 10.000, whereas the bonus for EVs increases from SEK 60.000 to SEK 70.000. The share of rechargeable cars in March stands at 37% vs. 28% in March 2020 and 35.6% so far this year.

Homegrown brand leader Volvo (+129.2%) takes full advantage on the peculiar market conditions to lift to 25% share, its highest since December 2013 (27.4%). In contrast Volkswagen (+24.4%) is weak at 9.8% share vs. 11.3% so far this year. Toyota (+106.9%) is the only remaining Top 8 brand to outpace the market, just as Audi (-8.8%), Skoda (+31.9%), Kia (+43.4%), BMW (+55.3%) and Mercedes (+55.6%) all underperform. Below, notice Mazda (+852.5%), Opel (+503.1%), Subaru (+426.5%), Fiat (+285.5%), Nissan (+265.6%), Citroen (+236.6%), Peugeot (+121.5%), Ford (+109.4%) and Seat (+99.9%) all sporting fantastic year-on-year gains in the remainder of the Top 20.

Model-wise, Volvo places 4 nameplates in the Top 4 and they are all outpacing the market: the S/V60 (+81.1%) is the runaway leader at 8.8% share vs. 8% so far this year, followed by the XC40 (+161.8%), XC60 (+246%) and S/V90 (+95.5%). The Toyota RAV4 (+700.5%) is up 8-fold on March 2020 thanks to the PHEV variant but remains at #5, one spot below its YTD ranking. The Kia Ceed (+212.8%), VW Tiguan (+99.7%) and Kia Niro (+84.6%) also advance faster than the market in the remainder of the Top 10.

Previous month: Sweden February 2021: Volvo, Toyota, Peugeot headline market up 5.3%

One year ago: Sweden March 2020: Kia, Tesla defy market down -8.6%

Full March 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 252 All-models below.

Sweden March 2021 – brands:

PosBrandMar-21%/20Feb2021%/19PosFY20
1Volvo11,86625.0%129.2%121,26623.4%68.5%11
2Volkswagen4,6519.8%24.4%210,22911.3%4.8%22
3Toyota3,6497.7%106.9%47,4768.2%64.3%44
4Kia3,5807.5%43.4%37,7878.6%17.2%33
5BMW2,6015.5%55.3%65,2875.8%29.7%67
6Mercedes2,5175.3%55.6%55,5846.1%34.0%55
7Audi2,0314.3%-8.8%74,3114.7%-8.8%76
8Skoda1,8153.8%31.9%83,7494.1%10.7%88
9Peugeot1,4953.2%121.5%102,8043.1%77.2%109
10Seat1,3752.9%99.9%92,8383.1%44.8%910
11Nissan1,2542.6%265.6%122,2852.5%257.6%1115
12Tesla1,1922.5%-12.3%231,3591.5%-18.3%1614
13Renault1,1292.4%35.7%131,8652.1%13.9%1211
14Fiat1,0642.2%285.5%201,3651.5%85.0%1516
15Ford1,0202.1%109.4%141,6081.8%62.4%1413
16Hyundai9842.1%68.5%111,8512.0%31.1%1312
17Citroen6161.3%236.6%151,1451.3%182.7%1819
18Opel5791.2%503.1%161,1611.3%180.4%1723
19Mazda5621.2%852.5%228170.9%701.0%2021
20Subaru5371.1%426.5%178911.0%345.5%1925
21Mitsubishi4581.0%-12.4%197280.8%-45.2%2117
22Mini3860.8%32.6%246430.7%-6.5%2318
23Porsche3440.7%10.6%186790.7%18.3%2220
24Dacia3280.7%76.3%274960.5%35.5%2424
25Suzuki2880.6%75.6%254680.5%41.8%2622
26Lexus2780.6%126.0%264950.5%66.1%2528
27Honda1710.4%137.5%283110.3%17.4%2827
28Polestar1290.3%3125.0%214320.5%8540.0%2726
29Land Rover1260.3%32.6%292430.3%-5.8%2929
30Jeep1050.2%377.3%311600.2%63.3%3030
31Cupra1030.2%new321430.2%new3135
32Kabe650.1%new301130.1%new32 –
34DS400.1%0.0%35770.1%51.0%3434
35Jaguar250.1%-19.4%34470.1%-46.0%3531
36Ferrari250.1%257.1%40280.0%180.0%3736
37Alfa Romeo220.0%69.2%36350.0%-53.3%3632
38Lamborghini130.0%1200.0% –160.0%220.0%3938
39Iveco50.0%n/a38110.0%450.0%4037
40Chevrolet50.0%n/a3990.0%n/a4142
41McLaren50.0%150.0%4270.0%250.0%4243
42Bentley40.0%33.3%4160.0%50.0%4339
43Maxus30.0%new37170.0%new3846
44Cadillac30.0%n/a4540.0%n/a44 –
45Nevs00.0%n/a4320.0%n/a4548
46Dodge00.0%-100.0%4410.0%-50.0%4644

Sweden March 2021 – models:

PosModelMar-21%/20Feb2021%/20PosFY20
1Volvo S/V604,1888.8%81.1%17,2288.0%42.4%11
2Volvo XC402,7935.9%161.8%25,1035.6%97.1%23
3Volvo XC602,7135.7%246.0%34,8305.3%131.4%32
4Volvo S/V901,6853.6%95.5%73,0583.4%30.7%56
5Toyota RAV41,4973.2%700.5%53,1013.4%397.0%49
6Kia Ceed1,2922.7%212.8%43,0123.3%176.8%68
7Kia Niro1,2132.6%84.6%82,3972.6%2.6%77
8Tesla Model 31,1922.5%10.0%511,3571.5%8.6%1620
9VW Tiguan1,1762.5%99.7%102,2632.5%42.8%810
10VW Passat9892.1%15.9%92,2622.5%-15.2%95
11Toyota Corolla9472.0%60.5%191,4981.6%9.8%1411
12Nissan Qashqai9352.0%531.8%181,6041.8%600.4%1238
13BMW 3-Series8591.8%94.3%141,6321.8%41.5%1113
14Fiat Ducato8281.7%278.1%539931.1%213.2%2327
15Seat Leon7911.7%200.8%231,3001.4%51.3%1717
16VW Golf7121.5%-44.2%131,5911.8%-29.9%134
17VW T-Roc6991.5%241.0%62,1252.3%209.3%1024
18BMW 5-Series6631.4%100.3%151,3871.5%58.3%1519
19Peugeot 30086311.3%131.1%211,1611.3%96.4%2028
20Renault Captur5931.2%280.1%368570.9%113.2%2545
21Skoda Octavia5721.2%37.5%121,2951.4%21.6%1812
22Kia Sorento5471.2%n/a596830.8%n/a32160
23Toyota C-HR5111.1%51.2%111,1501.3%24.1%2122
24Mercedes E Class5041.1%27.6%171,1371.3%13.9%2221
25Toyota Yaris4981.0%-1.0%161,2401.4%7.5%1914
26Volvo XC904440.9%194.0%209221.0%78.3%2443
27Ford Kuga4210.9%1258.1%1024810.5%993.2%4872
28Audi A34150.9%36.5%357150.8%38.3%2931
29Mercedes A Class4120.9%64.8%318210.9%35.7%2626
30Hyundai Tucson3780.8%519.7%506040.7%249.1%3594
31BMW X13760.8%76.5%277190.8%70.4%2834
32Skoda Superb3540.7%18.4%377110.8%4.4%3036
33Mercedes GLC3490.7%85.6%257640.8%33.1%2735
34Audi Q33220.7%106.4%794430.5%30.7%5258
35Mitsubishi Outlander3200.7%-27.1%555160.6%-57.6%4225
36Mercedes CLA3140.7%62.7%246990.8%41.2%3139
37VW T-Cross3120.7%-10.6%395800.6%-46.4%3616
38Ford Focus3110.7%87.3%435780.6%33.2%3737
39Peugeot 20082990.6%309.6%265750.6%266.2%3852
40Subaru Outback2820.6%432.1%455320.6%432.0%3977
41Audi A62790.6%-34.7%306710.7%-26.5%3323
42Audi A52680.6%0.0%754100.5%-0.2%5644
43Citroen C32670.6%330.6%344900.5%318.8%4785
44BMW 1-Series2410.5%22.3%335300.6%35.5%4050
45Skoda Karoq2320.5%182.9%683780.4%105.4%6482
46Mazda CX-52220.5%1750.0%623520.4%2833.3%67122
47Mercedes C Class2210.5%-13.0%226080.7%3.9%3441
48Skoda Kodiaq2210.5%38.1%484960.5%14.0%4546
49Renault Megane2190.5%895.5%723400.4%580.0%69101
50Skoda Kamiq2160.5%4.9%573840.4%18.5%6155
51Opel Grandland X2130.4%267.2%385010.6%238.5%43118
52Audi Q22110.4%139.8%524370.5%72.7%5380
53Dacia Duster2110.4%117.5%813220.4%89.4%6274
54Peugeot 2082100.4%70.7%564060.4%45.0%5751
55Opel Corsa2060.4%1187.5%643970.4%297.0%5983
56Mercedes GLE1980.4%141.5%404950.5%131.3%4656
57Audi A41960.4%-42.5%604970.5%-33.7%4429
58Renault Clio1950.4%-27.8%763740.4%-23.4%6533
59Mazda CX-301950.4%529.0%1042650.3%320.6%8079
60Mini Countryman1900.4%140.5%673260.4%41.1%7081
61Hyundai Kona1860.4%-0.5%583580.4%-24.2%6630
64Fiat 5001860.4%313.3%923070.3%1.3%7262
65BMW X31760.4%-10.2%414640.5%25.4%5047
66Kia Stonic1740.4%-77.2%474540.5%-55.8%5132
67Subaru XV1660.3%1176.9%1282150.2%975.0%87138
68Seat Arona1640.3%74.5%294670.5%36.5%4957
69Lexus ES/IS/LS/RC/UX1600.3%95.1%822990.3%116.7%7688
70Suzuki Vitara1600.3%79.8%712840.3%111.9%7867
62Nissan Leaf1560.3%2.6%543930.4%17.7%6048
63Kia Picanto1540.3%18.5%425290.6%93.1%4165
71VW Arteon1510.3%529.2%912210.2%262.3%86139
72Hyundai i201460.3%210.6%703140.3%151.2%7176
73Peugeot 50081420.3%115.2%653400.4%178.7%6886
74Seat Ateca1370.3%144.6%613050.3%81.5%7391
75Seat Tarraco1360.3%615.8%742900.3%75.8%77100
76VW ID.31320.3%new463050.3%new7415
77Polestar 21290.3%new444300.5%new5454
78Hyundai i301260.3%59.5%832270.2%26.1%8484
79Mini Hatch1200.3%-25.0%1082130.2%-35.3%8853
80Kia Rio1180.2%-6.3%284010.4%47.4%5861
81Dacia Sandero1160.2%157.8%1061730.2%69.6%9499
82Seat Ibiza1150.2%-46.8%324300.5%29.1%5559
83Lexus NX1140.2%200.0%951920.2%86.4%90103
84Skoda Fabia1120.2%25.8%802230.2%-37.9%8560
85Peugeot 5081120.2%387.0%1351460.2%80.2%103123
86Mercedes GLA1050.2%1400.0%772740.3%204.4%7963
87Citroen C5 Aircross1040.2%73.3%663030.3%138.6%7587
88Cupra Formentor1030.2%new1291430.2%new105206
89Skoda Scala990.2%8.8%881980.2%-26.7%8968
90Subaru Forester890.2%154.3%1241440.2%82.3%104104
91Suzuki Swift890.2%128.2%1181370.2%31.7%106120
92Porsche Macan880.2%69.2%1011570.2%80.5%98128
93VW ID.4870.2%new1171130.1%new119 –
94Hyundai i10850.2%431.3%891800.2%195.1%93107
95Nissan Juke850.2%286.4%961590.2%297.5%97152
96Mercedes B Class850.2%30.8%1221470.2%-26.1%10192
97Citroen C3 Aircross840.2%500.0%1131290.1%180.4%107102
98Toyota Aygo830.2%25.8%632570.3%37.4%8278
99Ford Fiesta780.2%-2.5%991480.2%-22.5%10096
100Porsche 911770.2%-12.5%1161190.1%-11.2%113105
101Mini Clubman760.2%46.2%1471040.1%-18.8%12297
102Honda CR-V740.2%393.3%1071280.1%146.2%109136
103Renault Zoe730.2%-76.5%851850.2%-68.2%9240
104Audi Q5720.2%-12.2%732500.3%-17.5%8366
105VW Caravelle690.1%245.0%1031290.1%279.4%108140
106Opel Astra690.1%475.0%1431180.1%63.9%114126
107Mercedes V Class690.1%97.1%1201130.1%21.5%118124
108Jeep Renegade670.1%1575.0%162840.1%546.2%130154
109Audi e-Tron660.1%-79.0%493160.3%-50.5%6342
110Audi A1660.1%-40.5%692580.3%-15.4%8170
111VW Touareg660.1%120.0%871690.2%96.5%95112
112Ford Puma660.1%-36.5%1251170.1%12.5%11590
113Kabe Husbil650.1%new931130.1%new117141
114Porsche Cayenne640.1%-1.5%841560.2%-14.3%9995
115Mercedes 108-314610.1%369.2%222640.1%392.3%145195
116BMW X5600.1%-7.7%941460.2%-49.3%10271
117Peugeot 308600.1%-41.2%971160.1%-61.8%11664
118VW Multivan590.1%110.7%1191060.1%45.2%121129
119Citroen C4590.1%new184640.1%new144 –
120Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross580.1%-1.7%100990.1%39.4%124143
121Audi Q8540.1%-8.5%1051200.1%-6.3%112117
122Nissan X-Trail540.1%800.0%153730.1%563.6%138177
123Mercedes GLB530.1%76.7%781850.2%103.3%91108
124Mercedes EQC530.1%6.0%1271070.1%24.4%12093
125Ford Transit530.1%178.9%159780.1%105.3%134146
126Opel Insignia530.1%1225.0%161740.1%1380.0%136227
127VW Sharan520.1%136.4%111910.1%68.5%126132
128Mercedes G Class510.1%200.0%156640.1%146.2%146182
129Citroen Jumper490.1%880.0%201540.1%315.4%157179
130Mazda3480.1%585.7%152720.1%928.6%139178
131Mitsubishi Space Star480.1%n/a126710.1%n/a140181
132VW Kombi460.1%557.1%163600.1%757.1%152196
133Porsche Taycan440.1%4.8%981270.1%182.2%110111
134BMW 2-Series440.1%-27.9%130800.1%-43.7%133109
135BMW 4-Series440.1%340.0%168600.1%130.8%151155
136Toyota Camry430.1%26.5%110890.1%-3.3%127113
137Porsche 718410.1%13.9%150570.1%0.0%154157
138Hyundai Ioniq400.1%-78.8%114830.1%-78.4%13169
139Toyota Proace Verso400.1%344.4%123830.1%69.4%132158
140Honda Jazz400.1%233.3%136730.1%62.2%137137
141Kia Soul390.1%77.3%901260.1%-37.3%111110
142Ford Explorer390.1%new86970.1%new125168
143Land Rover Discovery Sport390.1%105.3%131770.1%60.4%135153
144Range Rover Evoque390.1%-17.0%158680.1%-43.8%141131
145Audi Q7380.1%-17.4%1091020.1%22.9%123119
146Suzuki S-Cross360.1%63.6%200420.0%-31.1%162145
147Honda Civic350.1%66.7%167550.1%-38.9%155127
148BMW i3330.1%-60.7%112880.1%-59.6%12889
149VW Polo330.1%-72.5%144650.1%-90.1%14249
150Renault Trafic330.1%371.4%160550.1%358.3%156144
151Mitsubishi ASX320.1%28.0%180420.0%5.0%161161
152Opel Mokka320.1%new –320.0%new169 –
153VW Caddy310.1%-69.9%138620.1%-75.8%15073
154Fiat 500X310.1%3000.0% –320.0%1500.0%168213
155Porsche Panamera300.1%7.1%132630.1%-8.7%148166
156Seat Alhambra300.1%66.7%189400.0%-39.4%164151
157DS 7280.1%-12.5%134620.1%44.2%149170
158Kia Optima270.1%-91.6%1151670.2%-87.0%9618
159Jeep Compass270.1%440.0%141500.1%212.5%160134
160VW Touran260.1%-43.5%121650.1%-33.7%143125
161Mazda2250.1%212.5%192310.0%63.2%170180
162Hyundai Santa Fe230.0%475.0%133850.1%466.7%129210
163Range Rover220.0%29.4%137580.1%20.8%153171
164BMW X2220.0%450.0%139510.1%88.9%158162
165Honda HR-V210.0%-12.5%146500.1%-35.9%159135
166Citroen C1210.0%2000.0%148390.0%333.3%165221
167BMW X4210.0%-4.5%176320.0%-46.7%167164
168Mazda MX5200.0%n/a209260.0%n/a178229
169Mazda CX-3190.0%n/a188300.0%n/a174265
170Nissan Micra190.0%n/a170290.0%n/a175247
171Mazda MX-30180.0%new183230.0%new185121
172Peugeot Boxer180.0%1700.0% –180.0%350.0%196208
173BMW X6170.0%112.5%186300.0%25.0%172174
174Range Rover Velar170.0%112.5%193210.0%-30.0%187175
175Jaguar F-Pace160.0%0.0%181230.0%-11.5%184183
176Ferrari160.0%300.0%213180.0%157.1%194233
177Kia Stinger160.0%1500.0%234170.0%466.7%199248
178Audi A7150.0%-11.8%140400.0%-25.9%163169
179Audi S6150.0%275.0% –300.0%200.0%171217
180Mazda6150.0%1400.0%205180.0%1700.0%195235
181BMW 6-Series140.0%27.3%203180.0%0.0%193203
182Ford Tourneo Custom130.0%85.7%154300.0%42.9%173184
183Peugeot 108130.0%333.3%174240.0%84.6%181197
184Toyota Land Cruiser130.0%333.3%190210.0%110.0%188232
185Citroen C4 Spacetourer130.0%116.7%198200.0%-4.8%189187
186Lamborghini130.0%1200.0% –160.0%220.0%202225
187BMW X7120.0%100.0%164250.0%38.9%180172
188Fiat Tipo120.0%140.0%177230.0%-67.6%183115
189DS 3 Crossback120.0%50.0%221150.0%87.5%207222
190Jeep Wrangler110.0%83.3%206260.0%-45.8%177165
191Mercedes Vito110.0%266.7%224140.0%-17.6%210205
192Mercedes AMG GT100.0%-56.5%142270.0%-20.6%176194
193Ford S-Max100.0%-16.7%178200.0%-23.1%190186
194BMW 8-Series100.0%0.0% –150.0%-6.3%205185
195Alfa Romeo Stelvio100.0%66.7%227110.0%-75.0%216188
196Skoda Citigo90.0%-72.7%151640.1%-5.9%147147
197Mercedes CL class90.0%n/a145370.0%n/a166230
198Land Rover Defender90.0%new179190.0%new192201
199Alfa Romeo Giulietta90.0%350.0%171170.0%750.0%197281
200Peugeot Rifter90.0%-10.0%207160.0%-44.8%203167
201Renault Kadjar80.0%-52.9%173260.0%0.0%179159
202Ford Mondeo80.0%-74.2%175170.0%-74.2%198142
203Ford Mustang80.0%-38.5%219140.0%-46.2%208114
204Ferrari 81280.0%n/a –80.0%n/a227245
205Toyota Proace City70.0%new155240.0%new182176
206Mercedes Sprinter70.0%16.7%157200.0%11.1%191209
207Renault Master70.0%n/a197160.0%1500.0%204150
208Ford Transit Custom70.0%0.0%191140.0%-17.6%209198
209Fiat Panda70.0%133.3%212100.0%-56.5%221223
210Citroen Jumpy70.0%n/a22590.0%n/a223279
211Jaguar F-Type70.0%n/a21490.0%n/a224256
212Opel Crossland X60.0%0.0%194170.0%-80.9%201149
213Citroen Berlingo60.0%-40.0%196150.0%36.4%206190
214VW Crafter60.0%0.0%208130.0%116.7%213193
215Iveco Daily50.0%n/a199110.0%450.0%218216
216Citroen C4 Picasso50.0%66.7%22090.0%125.0%222218
217VW Up!50.0%-91.7%21190.0%-93.7%22598
218Mercedes CLS50.0%-16.7%22380.0%-65.2%226207
219McLaren50.0%150.0%21570.0%250.0%229244
220Toyota Supra50.0%25.0% –50.0%-28.6%232239
221Ford Tourneo Connect40.0%-50.0%172110.0%10.0%217219
222Audi S340.0%n/a218100.0%n/a220262
223Audi e-Tron GT40.0%new –40.0%new233 –
224Lexus UX EV40.0%new –40.0%new235 –
225Maxus Euniq30.0%new185170.0%new200263
226Alfa Romeo Giulia30.0%-40.0%20270.0%-75.9%228189
227Cadillac SRX30.0%n/a23740.0%n/a234 –
228Toyota Prius30.0%-90.0% –40.0%-97.1%236148
229Audi A830.0%0.0% –30.0%-25.0%239242
230BMW 7-Series30.0%-40.0% –30.0%-72.7%240215
231Nissan NV20020.0%-80.0%165140.0%-6.7%211214
232Nissan NV30020.0%n/a195120.0%n/a214236
233Seat Mii20.0%-90.9%20460.0%-77.8%230192
234Bentley Flying Spur20.0%n/a22930.0%n/a237264
235Ford Galaxy20.0%-60.0% –30.0%-62.5%238226
236Audi R820.0%100.0% –20.0%100.0%252266
237Suzuki Jimny20.0%-84.6% –20.0%-92.6%253199
238Citroen C4 Cactus10.0%-95.5%187130.0%-77.2%212116
239Renault Koleos10.0%-96.7%169120.0%-77.4%215130
240Jaguar i-Pace10.0%-88.9%166110.0%-73.2%219173
241Honda E10.0%new21050.0%new231156
242Audi S510.0%n/a18220.0%n/a241283
243Bentley Bentayga10.0%0.0%22820.0%100.0%242253
244Ferrari Portofino10.0%-66.7%23120.0%-33.3%243259
245Jaguar E-Pace10.0%0.0%23220.0%-66.7%244246
246Peugeot Expert10.0%0.0% –20.0%100.0%246211
247Suzuki Swace10.0%new –20.0%new248 –
248Toyota Mirai10.0%new23820.0%new250 –
249Toyota Verso10.0%n/a23620.0%n/a251291
250Bentley Continental10.0%-50.0% –10.0%-66.7%262254
251Dacia Logan10.0%-97.1% –10.0%-98.4%263163
252Nissan 370Z10.0%n/a –10.0%-75.0%264268

Source: Bil Sweden

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