Thanks to Tobias for getting the Swedish sales data in this month.
December 2006 was consistent with other months in 2006, with the Saab 9-5 and 9-3 taking the 2nd and 4th spots on the sales ladder (1st and 3rd are Volvos).
However, sales numbers were somewhat lower than in the previous December.
Saab Sweden sold 1,245 units of the 9-5, which was down around 12% on the prior year. The 9-5 is still way up year-to-date, but if there’s a dark cloud here it’s the fact that from memory, this would be the first negative month for the 9-5 in 2006. Let’s hope this isn’t a sustained negative shift.
They also sold 1,064 units of the 9-3, which represented a more modest fall of around 5%.
The good news is that over the course of the year, Saab sold 25,621 units, an overall rise of roughly 20% on the previous year. This was largely on the back of the favourably taxed Saab BioPower 9-5 models.
Congratulations to Saab of Sweden on a bumper year.