Swedish motorists bought more Volvo V70s than any other car in the country, according to statistics published by the Bil Sweden industry organization on Tuesday. The Volvo S60/V60 took the bronze.
“I can’t deny that I’m proud of our efforts in 2012,” said Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Volvo Cars Sweden, in a statement.
“We have continued to deliver despite the Swedish car market slowing down somewhat. But our results show that we have the models that Swedes want.”
In second place on the list was the Volkswagen Passat, which sold almost 16,300 units throughout 2012. Volkswagen also took home fourth place on the list with its Golf, which sold almost 11,300 cars in Sweden.
The Volvo V40, which was launched in August 2012, also made the list, finishing as the country’s 25th most sold car.
“It’s fantastic to see how the new Volvo V40 has been received – it’s a success,” Gustafsson said.
In 2012, almost 22,000 Volvo V70s were registered in Sweden, and over 14,300 of the S60/V60 model.
Volvo Cars claimed 18.9 percent of the market share.