Thanks again, ctm!!
Swedish sales data is in for November 2007 and it’s a very interesting situation there. December’s going to be once heck of a hayride!
Here’s the numbers for the month:
Saab 9-3: Saab Sweden sold 1,557 units of the Saab 9-3 during November. This almost doubled the number of vehicles sold in November 2006 (783 units). Total sales of the Saab 9-3 for 2007 total 12,477, which is a massive 24% higher than YTD 2006.
All of that, of course, is courtesy of the new generation model, combined with the increased interest already there because of the introduction of BioPower to the 9-3 range earlier this year.
Saab 9-5: Saab sold 877 units of the Saab 9-5 during November 2007. This was way down on 2006. 32% down, in fact, thanks to the 9-3 BioPower coming in. But still, 9-5 sales are probably holding up better than I thought they would, which is great. Total sales of the Saab 9-5 this year amount to 9897 units, which is 25% lower than last year.
All of that adds up to 22,394 units sold for the year so far, which is around 1,000 units lower than total sales for Jan-Nov 2006.
Can they make up those 1,000 or so units in December? It’ll be interesting to see. I sure hope so.
Some random notes from ctm:
– Diesel cars made up 42% of all cars sold.
– Of the 1,557 9-3s sold, 1,285 were BioPower and 219 were diesel.
– Of the 877 9-5s sold, 728 were BioPower and 119 were diesel.
– The Saab 9-5 is still the leading ‘environmentally friendly’ car sold in Sweden in 2007.
– The Saab 9-3 is the #3 green car, and needs to outsell the Ford Focus Flexfuel by around 520 units to claim #2. It outsold the Focus by well more than 500 units in November.
– and of course, we can’t leave November’s sales figures without noting that the Cadillac BLS sold just 6 units in November, which was 68% down on last year. I guess the good news for Cadillac believers is that the brand is up by 68% YTD, with 185 units sold.