Wow. The US market certainly came back with a bang in December, with sales up an impressive 32.7% over the year before.
Saab USA sold the following in December 2006:
9-2x: 77 units sold. 54 were sold in Dec 05, an increase of 48%
9-3: 2,134 units sold. 1952 were sold in Dec 05, an increase of 13.5%
9-5: 688 units sold. 294 were sold in Dec 05, an increase of 143%
9-7x: 636 units sold. 466 were sold in Dec 05, an increase of 41.7%
Total Saab sales for 2006 in the US market were 36,349, which was a 5% decrease from total sales in 2005. This is somewhat disappointing over all given that Saab globally has had a record year, but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be after I saw the accumulated shortfall as at Dec 1.
Congratulations to Saab USA for a better December. Here’s hoping they do all they can to carry some of that momentum through in the 60th Anniversary year.