A few good people have sent through sales data for their local markets.
Sales in December – 14 (vs 16 in 2009)
Eight of these were 9-5s and six of them were 9-3s.
Saab sold more than Lexus (8) and were only two cars behind Jaguar (16), but lightyears behind Alfa (186), Subaru (171) and Volvo (238). I don’t think there are too many markets outside of Italy where Alfa Romeo outsell Subaru.
For the full year….
Saab 9-5 – 34 sold (vs 13 in 2009) +161,5 %
Saab 9-3 – 68 sold (vs 222 in 2009) -69,37 %
Total: 102 sold (vs 235 in 2009) -56,6 %
I’m further told that Saab have sold 3 Saab 9-5s in Austria in the first days of 2011. There were only 4 of these sold in the first two months of 2009, so it’s a great start to the year.
For those who think about such things……. there were 15 Cadillac SRX’s sold in Austria in the last four months of 2010 (Cadillac only started Austrian sales in September). There is room for some 9-4x’s there.
Thanks to Andee for the numbers!
There were no Saabs sold in Slovenia in December, unfortunately.
Sales for the year reached just 12 vehicles, after they sold 26 cars in 2009.
I think the words “the only way is up” are appropriate here.
Thanks to Marco (who sent along a bunch of charts wrt to market share as well, but let’s just say it’s very, very small).