Saab continued it’s sales rise in the UK with 1,655 registrations in January 2006. That’s up 2.73% over the same period in 2005 but an 8% fall from the previous month.
The important comparo is the year on year, and whilst 2.7% is a modest rise in isolation, when it’s compared with a 13% fall in UK sales overall, it bodes well for another good year in The Old Country.
There’s been two recent releases in the UK, the 9-5 Biopower and the introduction of the TiD engine in the 9-3 Convertible. The Biopower will have a minimal impact on sales there given the lack of infrastructure, but the diesel addition to the ‘vert range may attract some attention in months to come. It’ll be interesting to watch.
Saab’s market share for January was only 0.1% smaller than Volvo. The first target is in sight……
p.s. Any links for Swedish and German sales would be welcome. Cheers.