In the UK, they’re almost threatening the US for the title of Saab’s biggest market in 2005. OK, maybe not, but they have beaten the Yanks in March, September and October and came within 13 units of doing it again in November.
Saab UK sold 2078 vehicles in November 2005. This represents an increase of 20.88% over Nov 2004 and a 17% month-to-month rise from October. Saab continued to defy the trend in the UK. Whilst it lifted its month’s sales by 20%, the market as a whole actually fell by 7.91%.
Saab UK have now sold 25,674 vehicles in the UK in 2005. That’s a 36.64% increase over the equivalent period for 2004. Way to go, Brits!
Apparently there’s some tax incentives for diesels that will end January 1, so it’ll be interesting to see the spike in December and the levelling off in January. Saab Uk needs a further 4,326 sales in December to break the 30,000 mark. Can it be done? Well, they’ve cracked the 4,000-in-a-month mark twice this year, so anything’s possible!
Thanks CTM in comments for the heads up on the preliminary numbers.