Leading passenger car makes in Sweden 2018

In 2018, Volvo was the most popular car brand in Sweden. During that year, almost 70 thousand passenger cars were sold, which was an increase of more than eight thousand cars compared to the previous year. Another car brand, which also experienced a growth in sales demand from 2017 to 2018, was Volkswagen with more than 53 thousand sold units.

Global yet traditional

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading vehicle manufactures with production departments in 18 different countries. Volvo was founded in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1977, the company began expanding to the European market, when several manufacturing plants saw the light of day. In 2019, the two Volvo companies, Volvo AB and Volvo Car AB, accounted for the highest turnovers of Swedish companies at more than 500 million Swedish kronor in total.

A trustworthy brand

Despite being a global company, Volvo has remained relevant in its mother country. To this day, Volvo still has its headquarter in Gothenburg, where the company employs roughly 100,000 people, making it the fourth biggest employer in Sweden. Furthermore, the company is publicly-held; something which might explain why Volvo ranked high, when the Swedes were asked about their trust in big companies. These positive connotations were also found with younger generations of Swedes, who gave Volvo the highest rank among Swedish brands in 2018.

Number of passenger cars sold by the leading brands in Sweden in 2018

Units sold
Volvo69,943
Volkswagen53,471
Kia23,045
Toyota21,795
BMW19,979
Mercedes19,053
Audi17,469
Skoda17,165
Renault13,367
Nissan10,779
Ford10,051
Fiat8,216
Seat6,916
Opel5,763
Mazda5,264
Subaru4,884
Hyundai4,622
Citroën4,438
Mitsubishi4,337
Dacia4,083
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

January to December 2018

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