Leading passenger car models in Sweden 2018

Volvo S/V90 was the most sold car model in Sweden in 2018, at over 24 thousand units. In second place came Volkswagen (VW) Golf, with a sales amount of roughly 17 thousand that year. Closely behind ranked again a Volvo model – Volvo S/V60.

Volvo – the leading car brand in Sweden

In general, Volvo cars dominated the ranking of the leading models in Sweden. Founded in 1927, the Swedish manufacturer Volvo Car Group sold almost 70 thousand cars in the Nordic country in 2018. Compared to the amount ten years earlier, this was an increase of about 20 thousand. Thus, Volvo was the most sold car brand in Sweden, before Volkswagen.

Total car sales amount in Sweden

All in all, over 353 thousand passenger cars were sold in Sweden in 2018. During the past ten years, this amount fluctuated, peaking in 2017, at roughly 379 thousand units. 2009 saw the lowest number of passenger cars sold. Only 213 thousand vehicles were registered in the country that year. Compared to the year before, this was a decrease of nearly 16 percent.

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

Units sold
Volvo S/V9024,346
VW Golf17,095
Volvo S/V6016,412
VW Passat13,650
Volvo XC6013,293
VW Tiguan9,821
Volvo V40N7,151
Nissan Qashqai6,344
Volvo XC406,175
Fiat Ducato5,938
Kia Niro5,405
Toyota Auris5,387
Skoda Octavia5,348
Mercedes E-Class5,302
Toyota Yaris5,274
BMW 5-Series5,016
Kia Cee'd4,792
Renault Clio4,766
VW Polo4,590
Audi A64,561
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Release date

January 2018



Survey time period

January to December 2018

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