US Saab sales – August 2009

These have been out for a few days now so people might already be aware, but I thought I’d still post them here both for those who haven’t seen them yet, and also to keep the archives complete.
Saab vehicle sales in the US continued on the two-thirds major market trend in August 2009. Sales of Saab vehicles in total were down from 1,503 vehicle in August last year to 484 vehicles in August this year. That’s a fall of 67.8%, just over two-thirds down.
Saab 9-3 – There were 352 unis of the Saab 9-3 range sold. This down 68% on the 1,100 units sold in the same month last year. So far in 2009, there have been 3,953 units of the Saab 9-3 sold, down 64.5%.
Saab 9-5 – Whooo! There were just 52 units of the Saab 9-5 sold in August, which is 73.7% down on the 198 sold in the same month last year. There have been 785 units of the Saab 9-5 sold this year, down by almost 60%.
Saab 9-7x – The Saab 9-7x has now moved down into double-digit territory, too, with just 80 units sold in August (61% down on 205). Stocks must be running pretty low by now as they stopped making them some time ago. There have been 1,706 units of the 9-7x sold so far this year.
It’s a continuation of bad news, but once this deal gets done and Saab can start marketing properly, selling the new 9-5 and eventually, the 9-4x alongside the 9-3, well, Mike Colleran and his Saab Cars North America team are going to have some positive-news sales releases to write and probably for a long time.
Hey, I’m just trying to make some lemonade, OK?
The formation of a new Saab sales team in the US really is very positive news. I hope they can get the team out of Detroit, get back into some Saab territory and build some positivity and optimism in the team.
They really do have a long road to travel, but at least they’ll have some great vehicles to get there.

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