Swedish sales data is in for August 2007 and as hinted at by ctm in comments, Saab better get that next 9-5 in play as soon as possible.
BioPower production in the 9-3 range has led to 9-5 sales tanking in a BIG way.
Saab Sweden sold 661 units of the Saab 9-3 in August, which was a rise of 28% on August last year. From Jan-Aug this year, Saab Sweden have moved 8160 units of the 9-3, which is an 11% rise from last year.
As mentioned, the Saab 9-5 has slipped from it’s traditional 2nd place in the Swedish market, down to 8th place based on the single month’s sales. Saab Sweden sold 539 units of the 9-5 in August, down a whopping 45% from last year’s figure. Year to date, sales of the 9-5 are now down by 24% at 7,251 for the year.
The Swedish market was up 3% over all in August and is up around 5% for the year.
The Cadillac BLS sold 7 units in August, and has moved 136 units for the year. Money well spent.
The Saab 9-5 still leads the environmentally friendly sales sector, year-to-date. It’ll possibly hold on to it’s #1 position for the year, but the Ford Focus Flexfuel sold the greatest number in Sweden in August. The numbers for August alone and the year to date for the top sellers are as follows:
Aug: 4021 vehicles, +35% this month, 17,4% (13,4%) of total market.
Jan-Aug: 31150, 15,9% (12,9%) of total market.
1: Saab 9-5
Aug: 486 vehicles, -42%
Jan-Aug: 6179, -11%
Market share this year: 20%
2: Ford Focus Flexifuel
Aug: 618 vehicles, -13%
Jan-Aug: 5072, +3%
Market share this year: 16%
3: Saab 9-3
Aug: 419 vehicles,
Market share this year: 10%