Small-market sales data – June 2007

UPDATED for Canada!
UPDATED for Germany!
UPADTED for The Netherlands!
UPDATED for Finland!
UPDATED for Belgium!
UPDATED for Australia!

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I’ll use this entry to post all sales data for countries other than Sweden, the US and the UK.

If your country’s data comes out and isn’t listed here, please post it to comments and I’ll add it to the main body of the entry.

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Canadian sales figures for June 2007 are in and it was a good month there, to go along with a steady year so far.

Saab Canada sold 298 vehicles, vs prior year figures of 286. Up 4.2%.

Total sales YTD are 1,223, compared to 1,220 for the same period in 2006.

The total Canadian market was up 7.6%

Thanks cj and Zippy!

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Once Saab’s fourth biggest market, Germany is now spiralling downward. Hopefully the 2008 Saab 9-3 will have a real impact here. Germany could be the ultimate barometer, actually.

364 units were sold in June 2007, which is down by 60.5% from June 2006.

The total for 2007 so far is down by 34%.

The whole German market was down by 7% in June and 9% in 2007.

Thanks Bart

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Dutch sales data for June is in and it’s a case of more bad sales news, unfortunately. This follows on from many markets that have been on a downward trend this year. Dutch sales data is as follows:

348 units sold in June 2007. (June 2006: 381)

1,977 units sold from January to June 2007 (in 2006: 2,454)

On the Dutch market as a whole, 52,501 cars were sold this June (294,953 for the first six months), while 48,652 cars were sold in June of 2006 (286,998 for the first six months). So, Saab’s sales seem to go against the current trend in our market.

Thanks Wouter

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Finland’s sales figures for June 2006 are in:

June 2007: 169 (market share 1,43%)
June 2006: 149 (market share 0,99%)

01-06/2007: 923 (market share 1,19%)
01-06/2006: 1022 (market share 1,18%)

Whole car market sales are down -10,3%

Thanks Pika!

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Belgium’s sales figures are in for June 2006. A country I’ve not reported on before.

It seems like they’re struggling there in 2007:

There were 299 units sold in June 2007 (compared to June 2006 : 360 sold)

Total for the first 6 months: 1889 (compared to 2006 : 2639units)

Thanks Philip!

My wife was born in Belgium.

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Australian sales figures for June are in, and it was a great month for Saab here in Australia. the “Air Born” campaign was a great incentive and it obviously worked well.

Saab Australia sold 336 vehicles in June 2007, a 19.6% rise compared to 281 in the same month last year (which, incidentally, was Saab’s biggest month in 2006).

Saab Oz have sold 1,148 vehicles in the first six months of 2007, up 17.4% on the 978 sold for the same period in 2006.

Target: 2,000 vehicles.

Aussies reading this (and anyone else interested), the CarsGuide review of the Saab 9-3 that I referred to on the weekend is now online.

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So all you Belgians, Canadians, Aussies, Germans, Spaniards and yes, even you Maltese should let us all know how things have gone in your neck of the woods. Any market other than the big three – post your numbers here.

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14 Comments

  1. unfortunately, no sales recorded this year yet in Malta. people here are waiting for MY08. considering the amount of interest it’s creating and the people that came in here asking for it, sounds like it should be successful. we’ll wait and see, hopefully we’ll have the new model by november.

  2. Malta you say?
    That is a nice freaking Island. Not all that “tourist shit”, just very genuine. A lot of history to learn about, a bit hot for me and with a very hectic traffic situation. But I like this country so much that I’ve visited it 3 times the last 6 years.

    And I’ve passed the SAAB dealer every time I’ve visited the capitol Valetta.

  3. Belgian sales data for June are in too :
    299 (June 2006 : 360)
    Total for the first 6 months :
    1889 (2006 : 2639)

  4. Sales data from Finland:

    06/2007: 169 (market share 1,43%)
    06/2006: 149 (market share 0,99%)
    01-06/2007: 923 (market share 1,19%)
    01-06/2006: 1022 (market share 1,18%)

    Whole car market sales are down -10,3%

  5. Dutch sales data for June are in, too:

    348 (June 2006: 381)

    Total for the first six months:
    1,977 (2006: 2,454)

    On the Dutch market as a whole, 52,501 cars were sold this June (294,953 for the first six months), while 48,652 cars were sold in June of 2006 (286,998 for the first six months). So, Saab’s sales seem to go against the current trend in our market.

  6. Sale data from the small German market:
    364 units sold in June 2007, down by 60.5% from June 2006. Total 2007 down by 34%. The whole market down by 7% in June and 9% in 2007. What a shame!!!

  7. And the Canadian sales are:

    June 298 sold, vs PY of 286. Up 4.2%. Total YTD sales of 1223, PY 1220.

    Total market up 7.6%

  8. About the German market:

    Without the Cab, Saab would not be almost dead in Germany. Saab would be dead as a door nail.

    Than the new 9-3 was introduced around 2003 in Germany, I spoke to two independent German Saab sales “officers”. None of them expressed any hope that the 9-3 would turn around the fait of Saab in Germany. They were very disappointed by the cars design (a copy of everything on the street) and quality. They were very frustrated about the product Saab gave them to overcome BMW and Audi (the target?).
    Later test resultes in German motor press showed, that the 9-3 was no rival against the German premium cars (e.g. in performance and built quality).

    The updated Diesel engine can hardly turn this because of new updated engines for example in the BMW lineup.

    And look at the new small Merc! Even this car may look more expensive on the price ticker, it is economiclly more sensitive. Less deprivation! Very importent for a company car.

  9. Cant imagine a much harder job thana German Saab salesman. Maybe some better interior materials (I was in an A6 TOD) or resort to Swedish saleswomen? Saab is truly GMs ace-in-the-hole worldwide against ovlov and the germans…click it up a few more Lutz!

  10. Where do you guys find your respective country’s (or in Swade’s case, the U.S.) SAAB sales numbers? Are they made public or do you have to be an “insider” and leak these numbers?

    I’m really interested in Mexico’s sales numbers as I live near there and travel on business there, always keeping a vigilant eye out for SAABs. They do sell SAABs there, but not a lot I don’t think. They only offer the 9-3 and 9-5 and only in sedan guise (no wagons or convertible).

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