It’s the first of the month, so it’s sales reporting time – and WOW!! I got this posted before anyone emailed me or dropped them in comments. Blogger FTW!
First up is Sweden.
There were 323 Saab 9-3s sold in Sweden in January, vs 100 last year.
As it’s January, the YTD figure is irrelevant.
There were 148 Saab 9-5s sold in Sweden in January, vs 107 last year.
The total number of Saab vehicles sold in January was 471.
Chats with contacts in Sweden earlier this month indicated they were looking for somewhere around 550-600 for the month. January-February were expected to be slow, but I’m sure they would have loved to have those extra 80 or so deliveries to reach that target – a sub-120g Saab 9-3 SportCombi might have helped there and there could well be people hanging out for that.
The passenger car market was up 24% in January.
BMW were up 100%.
Ford were up 40%.
Mercedes were up 60%.
Hyundai were up 100%.
Toyota were down 30%
Saab were up 127%