A little bit of world sales data that floated into my inbox from ctm over the weekend.
Saab are hoping to have a similar year in 2007 to the year they had in 2006 where they set a new sales record. They stopped short of forecasting another record for this year and after two months of sales it looks like that might have been a good move. On current trends, it looks as if they might be looking toward a late-year surge to get them close to the 2006 level.
February in Europe:
Saab sales were down 11% compared to last year.
January-February in Europe:
Saab sales were down 7% compared to last year.
16,863 vehicles, down 1,519 since last year – a fall of about 9%
Should sales stay steady at around 10% under last year’s level that would mean a total of around 120,000 vehicles.
US sales for Jan-Feb were down around 8% on 2006 numbers.