Norway 1956: VW Beetle and Pobeda dominate
* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene *
This is the oldest official models ranking I can share with you about Norway. 10,782 vehicles were sold in 1956 in Norway and at that time the VW Beetle was in pole position with 1,518 sales and 14.1% share. I bet you didn't know the #2 model until now: it is the Pobeda, in fact a GAZ M20-Pobeda sold simply as the "Pobeda" (meaning Victory in Russian). It sells 1,369 units in Norway in 1956 for a huge 12.7% market share...
Rounding up the podium with 1,143 sales and 10.6% is IFA. Here too a little known brand, Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau, producing pre-war designs in Zwickau, East Germany. 1956 was the last year the IFA brand was used and two models were sold: the F8 which became the Zwickau P70 and the F9 which was rebranded Wartburg and saw its production shift to Eisenach. Skoda and Moskwich complete the Top 5.
Full Year 1956 Top 10 Ranking Table below.