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Sweden May 2022: Kia Ceed #1, Ford Kuga soars to #4 in market up 8.6%

The Ford Kuga is up to #4 in Sweden in May.

26,413 new cars hit Swedish roads in May, a 8.6% year-on-year increase leading to a year-to-date tally down -13.8% to 118,094. Rechargeable cars soar 21.4% to 12,508 and 47.4% share vs. 39% a year ago, including 6,372 BEV (+61.4%) and 6,136 PHEV (+10.6%). Brand-wise, Volvo (+36.9%) scores a fantastic year-on-year gain to remain in pole position, however its 13.9% share is well below its YTD level of 16.5%. Volkswagen (-5.5%) is up one spot on last month to #2, dislodging Kia (+32.8%) to #3. Toyota (-5.8%) remains in 4th place above Mercedes (-9.7%) and BMW (-4%). Ford (+220.9%) surges ahead at #7 and is the only remaining gainer in the Top 10, as Peugeot (-1.6%) limits its fall but Skoda (-27.2%) and Audi (-26.2%) skid down. Just outside the Top 10, MG (+4926.7%) celebrates one year in market at #11. Citroen (+47.8%) and Nissan (+30%) shine while Cupra (413.3%) outsells sister brand Seat (-66.5%) for the second month running. Lynk & Co (+316.9%) also impresses at #21.

Over in the models ranking, the Kia Ceed (+37.5%) scores a 4th monthly win in the past year after last July, October and November. It however remains #5 year-to-date. Leader so far this year, the Volvo XC40 (+41.9%) slips down to #2 for just 8 sales, above the Volvo S/V60 (+92.8%) which was the leader over the Full Year 2021 but is now down to #4 YTD. The Ford Kuga (+464.2%) is the hero of the Top 10, up 37 spots on April to #4 and pushing the Kia Niro (-7%) and Volvo XC60 (-26.9%) down to #5 and #6 respectively. The Volvo S/V90 (+211.3%) and VW Passat (+36.9%) also post very significant lifts in the remainder of the Top 10. The Tesla Model Y (#20) is the most popular recent launch – just as the Model 3 sells no unit for the month, it distances the Toyota Yaris Cross (#22), Kia EV6 (#23) and MG Marvel R (#26).

Previous month: Sweden April 2022: Kia Sportage, EV6 sport brilliant scores in stable market (+0.3%)

One year ago: Sweden May 2021: Volkswagen and Volvo XC60 lead in market down -23.8% on two years ago

Full May 2022 Top 50 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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