Thanks, as always, to ctm for getting the Swedish data in.
As per normal, the Swedes are first to report sales data for the month. Sales data for September 2007 is in as has been the case lately, it’s good news for the Saab 9-3 and bad news for the Saab 9-5.
In total, Saab Sweden sold 1,848 vehicles in September, which was 13% below the number sold in the same month last year. Total sales year-to-date are down 9%, at 17,259. Saab Sweden sold a total of 25,621 for 2006.
Saab 9-3 sales, which now include both BioPower and the beginnings of the 2008 model sales, increased by almost 20% for the month. There were 1,062 units of the Saab 9-3 sold in September 2007, compared to 890 sold in the same month last year.
Year-to-date sales of the 9-3 are up 12%.
Saab 9-5 sales continued their decline in the wake of the 9-3 BioPower. Sales were down 37% for the month at 786 vehicles. Year-to-date sales of the 9-5 are down 25% at 8,037.
That new 9-5 can’t come quick enough, eh?
Some notes from ctm about the sales data:
In the top 10, only the Saab 9-3, Audi A4 and Opel Astra were up Year to date.
Only Saab 9-3 and Peugeot are up in monthly terms.
Almost 35% of all new cars in September were diesel.
Almost 18% of all new cars in September were environmentally friendly cars
64% of all 9-3 were BioPower.
83% of all 9-5 were BioPower.
And speaking of enviro-cars…..
September sales of ‘environmentally friendly’ cars totalled 4,242 vehicles, or 18% of total market (13% sept ’06)
Year-to-date green sales: 35,449, or 16% of the total market (13% last year)
1: Saab 9-5 BioPower
Sept: 650 (939) vehicles
Jan-Sept: 6829 (7880)
3: Saab 9-3 BioPower
Sept: 682 (0) vehicles
Jan-Sept: 3682 (0)
The Ford Focus Flexfuel was #2 in the market. Market position is based on YTD sales rather than monthly.
Cadillac went off!! Corks are popping all over GM Europe as their investment in the EuroCaddy is justified. Yes, Cadillac increased their monthly sales by 210% for the month as the wagon was taken up by consumers.
210 freaking percent!!!!
Cadillac sold 31 vehicles in Sweden in September.