Oh, Nej! Sweden’s Best-Selling Car Wasn’t a Volvo for once Since 1962
In 2016, the best-selling vehicle in Sweden was not the Volvo V70, not the Volvo XC60, not the Volvo S60. Not any Volvo. The Volkswagen Golf took the crown, once a non-Volvo vehicle has topped Sweden’s auto-sales charts since 1962.
According to BBC, 5.9 percent of completely new cars bought in Sweden during the past year—a total of 22,082 units—were Golfs. The Volvo V70, V90, along with S90, which were grouped together as one, tallied a total share of 5.7 percent. Coincidentally, the last time Sweden’s best-selling vehicle wasn’t a Volvo was when the VW Beetle did the item in 1962. The not bad news through Sweden doesn’t quite make for a shining silver lining to 2016 for TDI-embattled Volkswagen, although we have no doubt the German company will take any victory the item can get at that will point.
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that will comes during a booming year for auto sales in Sweden, which is usually Volvo’s second-biggest market after China. completely new-car registrations rose by 372,000, or about 8 percent over 2015. Any Swedes worried that will the Golf landing inside top spot might signal some major shift should know that will Volvos still outnumber any some other automaker’s cars on the country’s roads, that has a 21.5 percent share compared with Volkswagen’s 15.7 percent presence. along with, according to Motoring Research, Volvo vehicles still hold four of the six best-selling slots.
All streaks come to an end, although Volvo could find its way back to the number-one spot when its redesigned 40-series versions appear.