First time in 50 years, VW Golf topples Volvo from top-seller’s spot in Sweden
Molden said on Tuesday that although Volvo remained the top car brand overall, it did not have the single best-selling model.autos Updated: Jan 03, 2017 23:48 IST
A Volvo model is no longer the top selling car in Sweden — for the first time in more than 50 years.
Bertil Molden, spokesperson for Swedish car retail and industry agency Bil, says a record 372,300 cars were registered in the Scandinavian country last year, an increase of 7.9% on 2015.
Molden said on Tuesday that although Volvo remained the top car brand overall, it did not have the single best-selling model. That was the Volkswagen Golf, which sold more than 22,000 units in 2016. Volvo took the next three places, with the V70/V90 model in second spot registering sales of 21,300 units.
The agency said it expects car sales to remain high, with a slight drop to 360,000 full-year registrations in 2017.