Here’s an interesting little bit of info, sent in by ctm.
I report on sales data for all of Saab’s major regions (plus Australia out of personal interest) on a monthly basis. As you may know, Saab had a record year in 2006 and did very well in it’s home market in Sweden.
ctm has come across an article in Dagens Industri that looks at Swedish sales data with corporate sales excluded. i.e. private sales only.
Using the full numbers, the Saab 9-5 was second on the Swedish sales list in 2006 and the Saab 9-3 was fourth. Remove the corporate sales and all this changes somewhat.
As you can see, the Saab 9-3 range retains its place in the Top 10.
The Saab 9-5, however, falls from 2nd place to 19th place, with only 10% of the cars sold going into private hands.
It looks like the corporate sector is making best use of the benefits available to purchasers of flex-fuel vehicles.