Whilst I was sleeping the US sales figures for June 2007 came through and whilst GM as a whole had their butts soundly kicked it was a somewhat different story for Saab.
Saab USA sold 4,361 vehicles during June, which was a 27.5% rise over June last year. Perhaps more importantly, though, it brought the yearly total up close with last year’s total for the same period. Year-to-date, SaabUSA have now sold 17,003 units compared to 17,691 for Jan-June in 2006.
The individual models sold like this:
Saab 9-2x: 26 units sold compared to 122 last year.
Saab 9-3: 3,185 units sold compared to 2,194 last year.
Saab 9-5: 607 units sold compared to 439 last year.
Saab 9-7x: 543 units sold compared to 540 last year.
The Saab 9-5 has been the recipient of some pretty strong incentives, which were probably responsible for the increased numbers. Notably, this is the first time the 9-5 has outsold the 9-7x in quite a long time.
These sales numbers are definitely higher than I expected. I would have predicted around 3,500 for the month. As Saab gears up to clear models out ahead of the 2008 9-3 I’d hope numbers remain reasonably strong, at least for the next three months.
Max writes in comments:
truth be told GM forced all the Saab dealers loaners cars into the sale figures….are they sold or are not sold? They are being used by the dealers as loaners to service customers but count as sold. Righto….fraud sales figures
I did hear a reference to this a few days ago but I was unsure as to what it meant. I think Max has possibly shed sufficient light on it to put those congratulations on hold for just a little bit.
I wonder how much of that number above consists of those fudgy ‘sales’. We have, what…240 dealers? How many loaner Saabs for each dealer?
This could get scary…..