Wow! Entry #1,000. UK Sales Data – May 2006

The entry-count here at Trollhattan Saab has hit four figures. Wow.

*pops champagne*

OK, now back to business….

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UK sales data has been released and the numbers indicate that Saab are continuing their steady growth in that market. Saab sold 2,486 vehicles in the UK in May 2006, a rise of 4.37% over May 2005.

Saab are up 5.65% over last year, which was a record setting year in the UK.

The other interesting note from this month’s sales is that Ovlov sold only 2,426 vehicles – we beat the big V!! Volvo sales were down 18.45% for the month and are down 20.1% year-to-date.

Congratulations Saab UK!!!!

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Next month I’m going to do a half-year sales review and we’ll see who’s kicking goals, who isn’t, and we can award the inaugural “Trollhattan Saab Size 12 Award”: an award to be firmly planted in the backside of the under-performer.

Ok, we won’t. It’d be too obvious. But some analysis is called for and will be coming.

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6 Comments

  1. Ovlov got a pasting in the UK! WOW!! Considering Ovlov’s much bigger range of cars thats a real proverbial kick where it hurts! What models seem to be driving Saab sales ahead in the UK? I dont see so many incentives for Saab in the UK motoring press so it must be the “T-word” selling the cars, thats right TURBO!

  2. VW’s twincharger has an offical output of 170 hp and a Swedish Car magazine dynoed the car and the real output was 190 hp.
    (Yeah I’m a bigger VW nut than I am Saab nut) 🙂

  3. Lot’s of people have a trouble with the “VW” thing on the hood, on the trunk and on the steering wheel… Like Skoda, it’s a damn good solid car, but VW is still VW… Stupid, I know…

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