ctm passed on the following notes with regard to Saab sales for November 2006. The most notable ‘sleeper’ in the notes is the formidable rise in Spanish sales, which is a cause for celebration.
Thanks ctm for putting these together – much appreciated!
Some Saab sales snippets for November gathered from Swedish newspapers today… Comments are from Christer Nilsson, Saab PR guy.
Down 7.7% in November with 9.143 vehicles.
Up 6% for Jan-Nov with 121.312 vehicles (114.881 Jan-Nov 2005).
Some loss of sales in November due to delays in company cars orders, though it’s unknown if they mean worldwide, for Europe, or just for Sweden.
Up 13% for Jan-Nov with 81,074 vehicles.
Up 26% for Jan-Nov with 4,806 vehicles.
“Spain has this year passed Germany as our fourth biggest market.”
Diesel is credited for this rise. “70-80% of cars sold in Spain are diesel.” Also due to a good integration of Saab into the GM dealership network.
Down 8.7% for Jan-Nov with 4,420 vehicles (SW note – sold just 220 in November)
“We should be able to double the sale in Germany.”
There are hope that a new sales organisation should be able to get their act together. (SW note – It’s my understanding that Germany’s dealership network is expanding and updating over the next year or so – there’s huuuuuge updise potential here with the next 9-3 and 9-5)
Up 19.3% in November with 2,479 vehicles.
“Will not reach last year figures. Will end up with something like 35,000-36,000 vehicles.”
A small increase in sale for Jan-Nov, despite the record year of 2005.
Up 27% for Jan-Nov.