Saab once again broke its previous UK sales record in June with final sales of 2,740 cars for the month, giving the Swedish premium car maker a monthly market share of 1.2 per cent.
Saab’s sales grew by an astounding 66 per cent in June, putting the Swedish marque’s total registrations up by 42 per cent to date against 2004, at 13,969 units, ensuring that Saab remains far and away the fastest growing premium marque in the UK.
Sales of key Saab models, such as the frugal 9-3 1.9 TiD and performance 9-5 Aero derivatives, now comfortably outstrip supply, resulting in a waiting list; something almost unheard of in the current tough British new car market conditions. Until the final days of counting, Saab’s daily registrations during June exceeded those of many established, traditionally bigger-selling premium brands.
Saab’s sales in the important USA market also showed healthy growth in June, with almost 6,600 cars sold, an American record for the month, and a sizeable 64 per cent increase over June 2004. Saab’s overall global sales were 2,000 cars ahead for June.
Saab Great Britain’s Managing Director Jonathan Nash says: "2005 continues to be a truly monumental year for Saab in the UK, and the eagerly anticipated arrival of the important new 9-3 SportWagon and 2.8 V6 9-3 Aero models in September will ensure that our turbocharged sales pace is set to continue."
To read our in depth road test of the Saab 9-3 Aero [ click here ]Published 15 July 2005