Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sweden June 2019

Resultado de imagem para Volvo XC40 PHEV
The next Volvo Best Seller?

Tesla Model 3 #1 in June

We start the month in Sweden, the local plug-in market was up 69% YoY, to 3.327 registrations, with June scoring a 10% share for plugins, placing the 2019 PEV share at 11%. 

Right now buyers are running away from fossil-fueled vehicles, with diesels down to 33% share last month, but because BEVs are still model/production constrained, it seems many people prefer to buy a PHEV, or wait in line for a BEV, than to buy/lease another ICE-based vehicle.

This is starting to become a trend, once a market is regularly at over 10%, the mainstream market starts to suffer and decline, as people move away from regular petrol/diesel vehicles.

Looking at last month Best Sellers, the Tesla Model 3 recovered the Best Seller of the Month award, with 524 units registered, its best result since March.

Kia placed two models in the Top 5, with the Optima PHEV in #4, with 401 registrations (new Year Best), most of them station wagons, while the Niro PHEV was 3rd, with 410 units, also a YB.

But the most surprising performance showed up in #6, with the Tesla Model S scoring 209 deliveries, its best result ever, so it seems the specs update were enough to give it a much needed sales spike. 

Although, looking at the Model S performance from another angle, this record result only allowed it to be #5 in the full-size car category, with the #4 Audi A6 scoring 306 units in June...So there's still a lot of room to grow here.

Tesla Model 3 
Mit. Outlander PHEV
Kia Niro PHEV
Kia Optima PHEV
Renault Zoe

On the 2019 ranking, there is not much to talk about, on the top positions, the Tesla Model 3 won a some breathing space from the #3 Kia Niro PHEV, now 255 units behind.

The first change in the ranking is in #11, with the Tesla Model S jumping three positions, allowing it to be the new Best Selling full-size car on the ranking. 

On the large SUV category, there was also a leadership change, with the Audi e-Tron stealing the leadership from the Volvo XC90 PHEV, with the Swedish brand losing both leads in just one month. Maybe it's time to start launching BEVs and improving the specs of the PHEVs?....

Speaking of new BEVs, the new generation Kia Soul EV pushed the nameplate into the Top 20, at #16, pulling the Korean MPV-that-thinks-it's-a-Crossover to its highest standing ever.

Outside the Top 20, we should mention the strong start of the good performance of the Tesla Model X, with 86 deliveries, its best result since September 2016, and beating the Audi e-Tron (75), while the Mercedes EQC landed with a shy 5 deliveries, no doubt demonstration units, while the Volvo XC40 PHEV jumped its deliveries to...24 units.  

In the manufacturers ranking, Kia is in the lead, with 25% share, with Tesla (15%, up 1%) jumping to 2nd place, leaving Volvo (14%, down 2%) and Mitsubishi (also 14%) discussing the last podium seat.

Tesla Model 3 and the ICE competition

Volvo S/V60
VW Passat
Mercedes C-Class
BMW 3-Series
Tesla Model 3

Despite a great June, with 524 deliveries, the Tesla Model 3 remained in #5 on the 2019 category ranking, but has managed to recover significant ground to its German opponents, and if the Californian keeps the pace (fingers crossed), it could switch places with the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class and end Q3 in #3.


  1. others 105 Tesla Model X 86?

  2. AnonymousJuly 03, 2019

    Mirroring the current product availability and offensive, the duo Kia-Hyundai managed to overtake Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
    that is suffering badly due to the elderly Nissan Leaf. Also Tesla was able to move one spot up, although the PHEV Volvo
    armada is at their toes.

    From the posted data, Q22019 standings are:

    1st Kia-Hyundai: 5233 units
    2nd Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: 4708 units
    3rd Tesla: 2737 units
    4th Volvo Car: 2729 units
    5th BMW Group: 1834 units

  3. The title of this is for 2018 not 2019.