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Sweden October 2018: Bonus/malus and post-WLTP hit sales: -28.1%

The Volvo XC40 is back up to a best-ever 6th place at home.

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New car sales in Sweden continue to suffer from the aftermath of two major pull-forward events that occurred earlier this year: a new bonus-malus pricing system that advantages green cars and the pre-WLTP registrations rush felt throughout the European Union. As a result, October sales plunge 28.1% year-on-year to 23.088 and send year-to-date volume into negative territory at -2.3% to 304.916 units. Brand leaders Volvo (-41%) and Volkswagen (-43%) implode to much lower shares vs YTD but still top the ranking this month. Kia (-1%) is back down to #3 but manages the 2nd-best hold in the Top 10 below Ford (+8%), the only carmaker in positive in the Top 14. BMW (-3%) and Mercedes (-10%) also resist well but Audi (-51%) and Nissan (-42%) implode. Further down, Jaguar (+209%), Jeep (+79%), Mini (+41%), Land Rover (+18%), Mitsubishi (+14%) and Tesla (+2%) are the only brand lodging a gain in Sweden.

The new generation lifts VW Polo sales up 6-fold in September.

The Volvo S/V90 (-23%) is back to the lead of the Swedish models ranking, a ranking it holds year-to-date, but its October share (5.5%) remains below YTD (7%). The rest of the Top 5 is shockingly all crumbling apart and losing more ground than an already freefalling market, with the Volvo XC60 (-73%) and VW Passat (-59%) hit the hardest and the VW Golf (-45%) and Volvo S/V60 (-33%) also struggling. The Volvo XC40 is up one spot on September to a record-equalling #6, also hit last July. The VW Polo surges 507%, alongside the Kia Niro (+17%) and Kia Cee’d (+3%) the only nameplates in positive in the Top 15. The Nissan Leaf (+353%), Renault Zoe (+151%), Ford Focus (+87%), Toyota C-HR (+66%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+40%) and Renault Clio (+27%) also stand out in the remainder of the Top 30.

Previous month: Sweden September 2018: Kia scores first #2 ranking, Volvo S/V60 #1

One year ago: Sweden October 2017: Volvo XC60 leads again, old gen outsells new

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

The Volvo S/V60 is the best-selling nameplate in Sweden in September.

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The Swedish new car market is imploding this month (-39.6%), bearing the consequences of two combined pulled- forward sales events: one in June in the wake of a tax change that now handicaps cars with high emissions, and a lesser pre-WLTP one in August alongside the rest of the European Union. As a result, the year-to-date volume is now dangerously hovering on the cusp of negative territory at +0.7% to 281.828, still a record after 9 months. After the traditional August disturbance, Volvo (-43%) reclaims the brands top spot it has been holding at home for decades now despite losing even more ground than the market. Thanks to a green lineup in line with the country’s new and tougher taxes, Kia (-5%) only edges down and overtakes Volkswagen (-66%) to snap the 2nd spot overall for the first time in history after first climbing onto the podium at #3 in May 2016. Kia also signs a second month above 10% market share at 11% after hitting 11.5% last July. Ford (-14%), Toyota (-19%), Mercedes (-22%) and Renault (-30%) all fall slower than the market in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Skoda (-47%), Audi (-44%) and BMW (-43%) are in difficulty. Tesla (+90%), Jaguar (+60%), Mini (+11%) and Fiat (+7%) are the only Top 30 gainers.

The Niro helps lift Kia to #2 brand in Sweden for the first time.

Helped by demo sales of the new generation V60 now available in dealerships across the country, the Volvo S/V60 snaps the pole position for the third time in the nameplate’s history after November 2016 and June 2018. This way it is now only 112 sales below the VW Golf in the fight for the 2nd place YTD. The Volvo S/V90 (-31%) falls to 4.6% share but remains by far in the YTD command at 7.1% of the market (+23%), almost 7.000 units above the VW Golf imploding 75% year-on-year to #3 in September. The VW Passat (-55%) is also struggling at #4 but the Kia Niro (+74%) is back inside the Top 5 for the second time in the past 3 months. The Volvo XC60 (-80%) rallies back up 12 spots on August to #6 despite a devastating year-on-year drop, while the Volvo XC40 edges up two ranks on last month to score a third consecutive Top 10 finish, earning the #10 spot YTD in the process. The Citroen C4 Cactus (+1044%), Nissan Leaf (+600%), Fiat 500 (+367%), Kia Stonic (+155%), Tesla Model S (+131%), Citroen C3 (+76%), Renault Zoe (+69%), Ford Focus (+53%), Mercedes A-Class (+50%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+41%) and Toyota C-HR (+34%) all brave the adverse conditions to post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 50.

Previous month: Sweden August 2018: Podium 100% Volkswagen in market down 17.5%

One year ago: Sweden September 2017: Outgoing generation holds Volvo XC60 to #1

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Sweden August 2018: Podium 100% Volkswagen in market down 17.5%

The VW Golf celebrates a total of 10 months at #1 in Sweden across 8 years.

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Troubled by a new bonus-malus pricing put in place on July 1 that triggered an all-time record volume in June, the Swedish market is slowly returning to normal. After sinking 49.4% in July, sales are down a more reasonable but still very steep 17.5% in August to 24.670 units, with the year-to-date volume now up 5.9% to 262.717. Homegrown brand leader Volvo is traditionally “off” in Sweden in the midst of summer, and after an exception in 2017, it is against the case this year with Volkswagen (+33%) clear leader at 24.5% share vs. just 12.5% for Volvo (-38%). It is the 8th time in the past 9 years that Volvo ranks #2 at home in August. Seat (+48%) goes completely against the market and breaks into the Swedish Top 10 for the first time at #9. Only Audi (+5%) is also in positive in the Top 10, with BMW (-34%), Toyota (-26%) and Mercedes (-25%) hit the hardest. Further down, Porsche (+113%), Chevrolet (+42%), Jeep (+43%), Tesla (+41%), Jaguar (+38%), Dacia (+19%) and Lexus (+10%) also gain ground, defying the surrounding gloom.

The VW Tiguan is up 118% to #3 in August.

The podium reflects Volkswagen’s unusual domination:  the Golf (+13%), Passat (-4%) and Tiguan (+118%) monopolise the Top 3. This is the second time in Swedish history after August 2016 that the monthly podium is 100% VW and the 10th time the VW Golf is the best-seller in Sweden after August 2010, August 2014, August 2015July 2016August 2016September 2016, October 2016January 2017 and July 2018. One more VW-related stat: it is the 11th time this decade that there isn’t a Volvo at #1 in Sweden (add the VW Passat in August 2013), and potentially also the 11th time since 1960 when the VW Beetle was the best-seller here. The S/V60 (+32%) is the best-selling Volvo this month at #4, ahead of the YTD leader the Volvo S/V90 (-15%). Boosted by new advantageous pricing, the Kia Niro surges 175% year-on-year to drop just 3 spots on July to #6, with the Audi A4 (+104%), VW Polo (+88%) and Audi A6 (+61%) in great shape and the Volvo XC40 (#9) positing a second consecutive month in its home Top 10 while the VW T-Roc misses its first Top 10 ranking by just 30 sales at #11, up 13 ranks on last month.

Previous month: Sweden July 2018: VW leads, Kia teases Volvo in depleted market

One year ago: Sweden August 2017: Volvo leads, XC60 cements newfound leadership

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Sweden July 2018: VW leads, Kia teases Volvo in depleted market

The Kia Niro leaps to a record third place in Sweden in July.

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Last month, in anticipation of a new tax system coming into effect on July 1 and resulting in a steep price increase for most cars on sale in Sweden, buyers pulled forward their purchase to avoid the hike, making June 2018 the largest month in Swedish history. Logically, July sales are completely depleted as a result, down an abysmal 49.4% year-on-year to just 12.504 units. However the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory, up 9.1% to 238.047 registrations. In this very atypical context, homegrown marque Volvo (-69%) is hit the hardest in the Top 13 and loses its pole position to Volkswagen (-38%) scoring its first monthly win since August 2016 just as Kia (-11%) leaps up 7 spots on June to a splendid 3rd place, only 22 sales below Volvo. Honda (-7%), Porsche (-15%), Lexus (-28%), Seat (-30%) and Mini (-32%) all fall slower than the market while Cadillac (+1750%), Chevrolet (+211%) and Tesla (+68%) even splurge on a year-on-year gain, partly because they offer is green and therefore now cheaper.

The Volvo XC40 breaks its ranking record at #6…

The models ranking is completely reshuffled in what is potentially a sign of things to come, with eco-friendly cars already doing much better thanks to their new preferential pricing. The VW Golf (-46%) is the best-selling vehicle in Sweden for the first time since January 2017 followed by the VW Passat (-31%) hitting its highest ranking since August 2016 while the VW Polo (-23%) is also at its best since August 2016 at #5. The Kia Niro, a hybrid vehicle now benefiting from a bonus meaning a reduced price, shoots up 179% year-on-year and 52 spots on June to land on the third step of the podium. Needless to say this is the Niro’s highest ranking ever in Sweden (previous best: #13 last January), but it’s also the first time a Kia nameplate breaks into the Swedish Top 10, let alone the podium.

…as is the Kia Optima at #8.

In fact, there are even two Kias in the July Top 10: the Optima (+36%) is up 41 ranks on last month to hit a record #8 (previous best: #14 in September 2017). Another record-breaker is the Volvo XC40 up 12 spots on June to lift to #6, eclipsing its previous best of #9 reached last April. The Toyota Yaris (-21%) and Skoda Fabia (-30%) also manage very rare appearances inside the Top 10. As for the rest of the Volvo lineup, it’s a hellish month: #1 year-to-date, the S/V90 (-73%) drops to #4, #1 in June the S/V60 (-58%) sinks to #11 while the XC60 (-88%) implodes to #12 and the V40 (-68%) is down to #16. Other great performers include the Kia Picanto (+57%) up 60 ranks on June to #22, the Skoda Karoq up 20 to #23, the Renault Zoe (+200%) up 140 to #26, the Hyundai Ioniq (+63%) up 123 to #37 and the Seat Arona up 53 to #38.

Previous month: Sweden June 2018: Upcoming tax hike spurs biggest month in history

One year ago: Sweden July 2017: Volvo XC60 triumphs

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Sweden June 2018: Upcoming tax hike spurs biggest month in history

The Volvo S/V60 is #1 in Sweden for the second time ever.

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In effect July 1, car prices in Sweden are now regulated by a bonus and malus system inspired from France, applying steep taxes to polluting vehicles and rebates to green ones. The price of most cars in the country is expected to rise sharply as a result of this system being put in place, and accordingly car buyers have pulled their purchase forward to June in order to avoid it. So much so that June 2018 figures up a whopping 72.9% year-on-year to 66.244, not only smash the June record of 38.324 established last year but also represent the biggest monthly car sales volume in Swedish history. Year-to-date sales are now up 16.5% to 225.543 units. 5 of the 7 best-selling carmakers in the country manage to outpace the galloping market in June: home-grown leader Volvo (+95%), Volkswagen (+86%), BMW (+83%), Fiat (+186%) leaping up to 5th place vs. #12 YTD and Nissan (+254%) up to #7 vs. #10 so far in 2018. Audi (+63%), Renault (+58%) and Toyota (+44%) trail the market.Further down, Alfa Romeo (+258%), Mitsubishi (+130%), Subaru (+125%), Mazda (+124%), Jeep (+121%), Opel (+89%), Dacia (+88%) and Peugeot (+88%) are among the best performers.

Bought in bulk to avoid the tax hike then transformed into campervans for summer: the Fiat Ducato.

In the models aisle, the combination of the impending tax rise, generous discounts on the outgoing generation and demo sales of the new model propel Volvo S/V60 sales up 6-fold (+490%) on June 2017 to 4.545 units and 6.9% share, snapping the monthly pole position for only the second time ever after November 2016 and overtaking the Volvo XC60 (+19% this month) to earn the #2 spot YTD. Still the uncontested leader YTD with a 6.800 sales advantage, the Volvo S/V90 is up “just” 52% in June to 6.4% share vs. 7.9% so far in 2018. The Fiat Ducato (+249%) has gone all guns blazing in avoiding the tax hike, reaching new volume (2.862), share (4.3%) and ranking (#4) records, meaning the #1 foreigner isn’t a Volkswagen for the first time since BSCB started following Sweden monthly here in 2010. The Nissan Qashqai (+399%), VW Passat (+133%) and VW Tiguan (+107%) also shine in the Top 10 while the VW T-Roc is up 20 spots to a record #16, overtaking the Volvo XC40 (#18) to become the best-selling recent launch in Sweden (<12 months).

Previous month: Sweden May 2018: Volvo V90 unbeatable in record market

One year ago: Sweden June 2017: Volvo S/V90 #1, Hyundai up 94, places i20 in Top 10

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Sweden May 2018: Volvo V90 unbeatable in record market

The Volvo V90 is the undisputed leader at home in 2018.

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The Swedish new car market gains 6.7% year-on-year to post a new all-time record for May at 37.687 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 2.6% to 159.299, also a record. Homegrown brand leader Volvo is in difficulty this month at -9% to 17.4%, a full 4 percentage points below its YTD level of 21.4% (+7%). In contrast its immediate followers Volkswagen (+18%), Kia (+16%) and Toyota (+18%) all vastly outperform the market, with Fiat (+26%), Skoda (+21%), Renault (+12%), BMW (+9%) and Mercedes (+9%) also outpacing the overall growth in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, Alfa Romeo (+646%), Ssangyong (+350%), Lamborghini (+233%), Jaguar (+135%), Ferrari (+100%), Jeep (+64%), Seat (+40%), Dacia (+35%), Mini (+27%), Porsche (+21%), Mazda (+20%) and Subaru (+17%) also impress.

Over in the models ranking, the Volvo S/V90 (+18%) posts a 7th consecutive month in pole position, widening the gap with the #2, the VW Golf (+11%) to an unsurmountable 6.280 at 13.596 (+39%) vs. 7.316 (-4%). The Volvo XC60 (-34%) is hot hard at #3 while Volkswagen also places the Passat (+10%) and Tiguan (+39%) inside the May Top 5, relegating the Volvo S/V60 (-5%), about to be renewed, to #6. In the lead-up to summer, the Fiat Ducato (+16%) fills up on campervan-ready sales at an impressive 7th place while the Toyota C-HR (+90%), Skoda Octavia (+48%), Toyota Yaris (+39%) and Renault Clio (+17%) also score generous year-on-year gains inside the Top 15. It’s not a good month for new launches, with the Volvo XC40 down 7 spots on April to #16 (taking down the Volvo V40 with it at -51%) and the VW T-Roc down 9 to #36 while the Seat Arona is up 9 to #45.

Previous month: Sweden April 2018: Volvo XC40 breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Sweden May 2017: Volvo XC60 outsells S/V90

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Sweden April 2018: Volvo XC40 breaks into Top 10

First Top 10 ranking at home – and in the world – for the Volvo XC40.

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New car sales in Sweden shoot up 12.3% year-on-year in April to 34.215 registrations, enabling the YTD volume to get back into positive and record territory, up 1.4% to 121.612 units. Homegrown brand leader Volvo follows the market with a 13% again to 21.4% share vs. 22.6% so far in 2018, ahead of Volkswagen (+35%), Kia (+5%), Toyota (+36%) and Mercedes (+18%). In the remainder of the Top 10, only Nissan (+41%) outpaces the market while BMW (-9%) and Audi (-6%) post the steepest declines. Further down, Ssangyong (+305%), Jeep (+107%), Jaguar (+69%), Porsche (+46%), Subaru (+38%), Seat (+33%) and Mazda (+23%) are among the best performers.

Model-wise, the Volvo S/V90 surges 36% to tighten the iron grip it now holds on its home market, reaching 7.6% share vs. 9.1% (+45%) so far in 2018. The Volvo XC60 drops 30% year-on-year but is up one spot on March to #2 ahead of the VW Passat shooting up 70%, the Golf up 7% and the Tiguan up 58%. But the main event of the month is in 9th place: the Volvo XC40, recently elected 2018 Car of the Year, breaks into its home Top 10 for the first time thanks to 702 sales for a 2.1% share. It will be interesting to see whether the small crossover can go much higher in a market typically more fond of larger vehicles. For comparison the Volvo V40, launched in 2012, never managed a monthly podium ranking, with an all-time best of #4 hit in February 2013, March 2013, October 2014, February 2016 and December 2016, and peaked at an annual high of #5 in 2013 for its first full year of sales.

Notice also the Fiat Ducato (+10%) filling up on campervans before the Summer season, the Nissan Qashqai (+67%), Toyota Auris (+69%), Toyota C-HR (+38%), Mercedes A-Class (+120%), Toyota RAV4 (+44%), Mercedes GLC (+44%), Kia Optima (+232%), Kia Niro (+76%), Volvo XC90 (+38%) and Skoda Kodiaq (+40%) in order of ranking, all posting sizeable gains inside the Top 50, Alongside the Volvo XC40, other successful new launches include the VW T-Roc up 50 spots on March to #27, the Skoda Karoq up 20 to #42, the Kia Stonic up 10 to #47 and the Seat Arona up 38 to #54.

Previous month: Sweden March 2018: Volvo XC40 misses out on Top 10 for 5 sales

One year ago: Sweden April 2017: Volvo XC60 snaps top spot in market down 9%

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Sweden March 2018: Volvo XC40 misses out on Top 10 for 5 sales

The Volvo XC40 ranks #11 at home in Sweden in March.

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The Swedish new car market retracts by 3.1% year-on-year in March to 37.206 registrations, bringing the year-to-date volume down 2.2% to 87.397 units. Homegrown brand leader Volvo bucks the trend with a splendid 15% gain leading to a 23.4% market share vs. 23.1% so far in 2018 (+11%). Volkswagen also posts a healthy 3% improvement to 14.4% share but Toyota falls 13% to 6.4%, yet overtakes Kia (+9%) for third place. Skoda (+10%), Mercedes (+7%) and Hyundai (+1%) also beat the market but Audi (-19%), BMW (-8%) and Nissan (-5%) all underperform. Outside the Top 10, notice Ssangyong (+830%), Lamborghini (+500%), Seat (+29%) and Mini (+11%) but the heavy losses are a lot more common, with the hardest hit including Land Rover (-65%), Renault (-43%), Ford (-34%), Jeep (-33%), Mazda (-28%), Jaguar (-26%), Fiat (-24%) and Tesla (-23%).

In the models ranking, the Volvo S/V90 gallops ahead, gaining 45% to a stunning 9.4% share, 72% above the #2, the VW Golf (+0.4%) and comfortably headed towards its first annual win at home. The Volvo XC60 rallies back up two spots to #3, overtaking the VW Passat (+29%) and Volvo S/V60 (-27%). The VW Tiguan (+8%) makes it three Volkswagens in the Top 6 like it is the case so far in 2018, the Toyota Auris (-7%) is up 11 spots on February to #8 ahead of the Volvo V40 (-11%), Nissan Qashqai (-16%) and Skoda Octavia (+5%). The big event is just outside the Top 10: the all-new Volvo XC40 slices its February ranking in two and gains 11 spots to rank #11 with sales up 119% on last month, missing out on a very first Top 10 ranking at home by a mere 5 sales. Notice also the Opel Insignia (+251%), Skoda Kodiaq (+158%), Hyundai i30 (+136%), Kia Niro (+115%), Toyota RAV4 (+113%) and Kia Cee’d (+61%) all posting spectacular gains inside the Top 50.

Previous month: Sweden February 2018: Volvo S/V90 hits 10.8% share, XC40 up to #22

One year ago: Sweden February-March 2017: Volvo S/V90 takes control

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Sweden February 2018: Volvo S/V90 hits 10.8% share, XC40 up to #22

The Volvo S/V90 breaks its volume and share records at home this month.

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New car sales in Sweden are down once again at -1.9% in February to 27.211 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total down 1.6% to 50.191 units. Homegrown brand leader Volvo stuns with a very solid 13% year-on-year gain lifting its market share to 24.6%, four percentage point above its January level. Volkswagen (-3%) struggles at 14.4% share above Kia (+1%), Toyota (-5%), Audi (-1%), BMW (-22%) and Mercedes (-3%), meaning Volvo and Kia are the only carmakers in the Top 7 to post a positive result. Ferrari (+150%), Porsche (+97%), Ssangyong (+58%), Alfa Romeo (+47%), Hyundai (+29%), Jeep (+28%), Seat (+23%) and Fiat (+20%) impress whereas Bentley (-86%), Maserati (-63%), Tesla (-61%), Ford (-40%), Citroen (-37%), Land Rover (-31%), Mitsubishi (-31%), Jaguar (-27%) and Mini (-24%) disappoint.

The Volvo XC40 is knocking at the Top 20’s door.

Over in the models ranking, the Volvo S/V90 continues to progress, up 54% year-on-year to lodge a 6th consecutive #1 ranking, a 3rd consecutive market share record at 10.8%, a new volume record at 2.940 and a 6th consecutive month-on-month market share increase. The Volvo S/V60 (+15%) follows at 5.7% with the VW Golf (-6%), Passat (+27%) and Volvo XC60 (-24%) rounding up the Top 5. The Nissan Qashqai is up 49% to #7, the Audi Q5 is up 5-fold on its February 2017 score to #9 and the Volvo XC40 slices its January ranking in two to advance to #22.

Previous month: Sweden January 2018: Volvo S/V90 triumphs, XC40 lands at #44

One year ago: Sweden February/March 2018: Volvo S/V90 takes control

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Sweden January 2018: Volvo S/V90 triumphs, XC40 lands at #44

The Volvo S/V90 sells double any other nameplate in market in January.

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After two successive record years in 2016 and 2017, the Swedish new car market starts 2018 on the wrong foot: down 1.3% in January to 22.980 units. Homegrown brand leader Volvo manages a meagre 0.3% year-on-year increase to lodge a 20.6% share, symbolically above both the 20% mark and the 19.9% it commended over the Full Year 2017. In contrast Volkswagen plunges 20% to 15% vs. 15.2% in 2017, while Toyota surges 24% to 3rd place, distancing Kia (+8%) that managed to snap the 2017 #3 spot in-extremis. Skoda soars 41% year-on-year and four spots on December to #5, but Peugeot (+15%) is the only other double-digit gainer in the Top 10, with Ford (-13%), BMW (-5%), Mercedes (-4%) and Audi (-4%) all posting declines. Further down, DS (+350%), Ssangyong (+200%), Jaguar (+67%), Dacia (+46%), Suzuki (+43%), Subaru (+35%), Nissan (+30%), Jeep (+19%) and Lexus (+15%) impress whereas Tesla (-82%), Citroen (-42%), Fiat (-27%), Mitsubishi (-26%), Opel (-23%), Renault (-19%), Mazda (-17%), Land Rover (-16%) and Hyundai (-14%) disappoint.

The Octavia (+70%) helps Skoda soar 41% this month.

Model-wise, the race is obliterated by a stellar performance by the Volvo S/V90 up 43% to just under 2.000 sales and a record 8.7% share, the nameplate’s third consecutive month at #1 and 5th consecutive month-on-month market share increase from a low of 3.3% last August. The S/V90 sells double the amount of the #2, the Volvo S/V60 down 9% to 4.8%, with the VW Passat (-6%) rounding up the podium ahead of the VW Golf (-31%) and Volvo XC60 (-41%) both on steep descents. The Volvo V40 (+1%) and VW Tiguan (-14%) replicate their 2017 rankings at #6 and #7 respectively while the Nissan Qashqai (+60%), Skoda Octavia (+70%) and Mercedes E-Class (-7%) close the Top 10.

The Volvo XC40 lands directly at #44 at home.

Notice also the Toyota C-HR (+247%), Kia Optima (+242%), Subaru XV (+194%), Kia Niro (+86%), Peugeot 3008 (+81%), Toyota RAV4 (+58%), BMW 3-Series (+50%) posting spectacular gains and the Skoda Kodiaq up to #22 vs. #49 in FY2017. For its very first month in its home market, the Volvo XC40 lands directly atop of all recent launches (<12 months) at #44. It is followed by the VW T-Roc at #58 (+84 spots on December), the Kia Stonic at #73 (-5), the Skoda Karoq at #100 (+56), Citroen C3 Aircross at #112 (+18) and the Seat Arona at #124 (+28).

Previous post: Sweden Full Year 2017: Volvo reclaims #1 models spot with old gen XC60

One year ago: Sweden January 2017: Volvo S/V90 now has VW Golf in sight

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