Just a quick note to let you know that sales figures for Australia have been released and we’re doing our part – however small – to get to 150,000.
Sales were up 9.1% in April and remain 32% up, year-to-date.
Saab dealers in Australia managed to move 96 vehicles in April 2006 compared to 88 vehicles a year ago. They’ve sold 541 Saabs this year compared to 410 for Jan-Apr in 2005.
Small bananas really, but you gotta start somewhere.
The target? Catch Volvo, who have sold three times as many units and are maintaining a 40%+ growth rate so far this year.
The introduction of the 9-3 SportCombi will help, though I’d be more certain of that if there were more model variants than Linear ($54K) and Aero ($82K). I’m hoping the new 9-5, which was only launched here last week, may help as well.