01 June 2015

Sweden Car Sales By Brand : 2000-04

The Saab 9-5 enjoying the sea air

After the surge in car sales in the late 90's, things settled down as the 21st century arrived. Volvo held its sales well and Saab came back to take 2nd spot back from VW. US brands (coloured purple) had a poor run at this time with GM's Opel especially doing it tough. European marques (pale blue) were very strong while Asian makes were not doing quite as well.

Brands that increased their sales really improved their market share in the process. BMW went form 2.1% share in 1999 to 3.3% in 2004. Toyota went from 5.4% to 7.3% in the same period.  Further down Kia jumped from 0.4% to 0.8%.


Brand 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Volvo 54,883 48,738 50,191 49,647 53,197

Saab 27,103 24,652 26,052 27,044 25,085

VW 30,532 24,000 23,752 22,700 21,042

Toyota 16,995 15,282 14,906 18,384 19,247

Peugeot 9,844 11,144 14,959 17,381 18,521

Ford 18,078 17,784 17,710 16,598 15,868

Renault 18,800 14,797 17,628 14,523 14,100

Audi 12,293 10,082 10,404 10,894 11,187

Hyundai 6,506 6,916 7,696 7,998 9,560

Citroën 2,771 5,305 7,567 10,464 9,421

Opel 15,191 12,730 9,739 10,037 9,338

BMW 6,972 7,754 7,616 7,202 8,834

Škoda 14,650 8,173 8,466 8,553 8,737

Mercedes 7,140 6,517 6,338 6,215 6,181

Nissan 7,419 5,496 5,478 5,656 5,215

Mitsubishi 9,094 5,613 5,511 5,649 4,560

Honda 2,669 1,939 2,487 2,662 3,121

Mazda 4,674 3,034 3,156 3,727 2,805

Suzuki 3,648 1,640 1,487 2,350 2,744

Chrysler 2,758 2,960 2,241 1,702 2,431

Kia 1,323 771 878 1,441 2,118

Subaru 1,582 775 831 1,040 2,090

Daewoo 849 60
880 2,054

Seat 6,625 3,576 2,450 1,892 1,519

Fiat 2,534 2,404 1,827 1,136 934

GM US 1,699 1,531 2,047 1,949 800

MG Rover 1,140 191 326 821 564

MINI
147 456 488 497

Lexus 455 450 407 485 490

Jaguar 329 362 292 348 416

smart 121 143 251 334 386

Land Rover 770 604 668 422 367

Alfa Romeo 790 717 524 248 336

Porsche 114 172 141 229 312

Others 178 122 107 107 135

Total 290,529 246,581 254,589 261,206 264,212

Data source: ABStatistik.

All other articles in the series: 1950-541955-591960-641965-691970-74,
1975-791980-841985-891990-941995-992005-09, and 2010-14.

The 2nd generation Volvo S40 came out in 2004 (photo Volvo)

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