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Norway Full Year 2011: VW Golf and Passat lead, Mitsubishi ASX at its best in the world UPDATED

VW Golf

* UPDATED with the Top 100 best-selling models - Click on title to see - thanks Oystein *

Norwegian car sales are up 14% in December to 11,550 registrations, bringing the final 2011 total to 138,345 units, up 8% on 2010. In December, the Ford Focus (#2), Volvo V70 (#3) and VW Tiguan (#4) all improve their share vs. November while the Volvo V60 stays very strong at #7.

Ford Focus

Over 2011, the VW Golf is the best-selling model in Norway for the fourth year running, however with 7,370 sales and 4.9%, it delivers its lowest year-end market share since 2008. The next 2 models have all fared extremely well this year: leader in 2006 and 2007, the VW Passat climbs back onto 2nd spot at 4,608 units and 3%, up 46% and leading the market in June, and the Ford Focus is up 77% and 9 spots to #3 with 4,437 sales and 3.8%, both thanks to their new generations.

Mitsubishi ASX

But the star of the year in Norway is without a doubt the Mitsubishi ASX, launched in mid-2010 and therefore enjoying its first full year of sales, and what a year! Ranking 4th at year-end with 4,194 units and 2.7%, the ASX peaked at #2 and 5.7%, only 38 units behind the Golf in April. Norway is by far the model's best performing country in the world.

VW Tiguan

Other newcomers in the Top 20 include the Volvo V60 landing directly at #12 with 2,654 sales or 1.7% and peaking at #4 in May and the Peugeot 508 all new for 2011 and ranking #17 at 1,991 units. Notice also the VW Tiguan up 23% to #13, peaking at #3 in October and the first appearance in the Top 20 of two electric models: the Mitsubishi i-MiEV at #17 in September and the Nissan Leaf at #14 in November.

Previous month: Norway November 2011: Mitsubishi ASX and Nissan Leaf shine

Previous year: Norway Full Year 2010: VW Golf, Volvo V70 and Toyota Avensis on podium

Full Year 2011 Top 100 and December Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Rolf
    January 26th, 2012 at 07:10 | #1

    Great website, very enjoyable reading !

    • matgasnier
      January 26th, 2012 at 12:01 | #2

      Thanks Rolf! Glad you’re enjoying it.
      cheers
      Matt

  2. Alexander Daniels
    January 16th, 2012 at 12:00 | #3

    @Jesus
    Seat pulled out of the Norwegian market in 2006. In 2005 I think they sold only 100 cars, or the figure could even be under that!

  3. Alexander Daniels
    January 16th, 2012 at 11:48 | #4

    Norway 1961 sales
    Total: 44,327 cars

    Top10:

    VW Beetle:9465

    Ford Anglia: 3663

    Renault Dauphine: 3479

    Opel Rekord/Caravan:2739

    Volvo 444/445/544/:2032

    Skoda:1997

    Ford Taunus 17M:1751

    Volvo Amazon:1321

    Moskwich:1302

    Auto Union DKW Jr:1232

    • matgasnier
      January 16th, 2012 at 13:17 | #5

      Hi Alexander this is great thanks!
      Could you please let me know what the source is?
      cheers
      Matt

  4. Alexander Daniels
    January 16th, 2012 at 11:36 | #6

    Glimt fra 60-årene
    HVilKen ØKnininG?: De som hadde ventet at registreringstallene skulle fyke til himmels nå som slusene ble
    åpnet, den 1. oktober 1960, måtte vente lenge. I 1960, da
    de første ni månedene var rasjonert, ble det solgt 31.500
    biler. Det steg sakte, i 1964 passerte man 50.000, fra 1966
    lå man på 60-tallet, men i 1969 kom det et kjempehopp, til
    98.500. I september 1960 ble det nyregistrert 2.111 biler,
    i ”frigjøringsmåneden” oktober, kom det 4.494 nye på
    veien, men så var man nede på 2.000-tallet igjen helt til
    mars neste år. Da la takten seg en stund på rundt 5.000.

  5. January 6th, 2012 at 09:05 | #7

    @Jesus
    Jesus, SEAT is not sold in the rich Norway. This marque vanished in 2009 of the South African and New Zealand market too due to poor sales, poor resale value and some model problems.

  6. NismoBoy
    January 6th, 2012 at 02:34 | #8

    It would be interesting to watch for the EV car sales in that market…. good performance for Mitsu I-miEv (47º) and a great debut for the Nissan Leaf!

  7. January 5th, 2012 at 22:48 | #9

    SEAT?

    Great blog.

  8. Øystein
    January 5th, 2012 at 06:29 | #10

    1. Volkswagen Golf * 607 * 7370 * -10,4
    2. Volkswagen Passat * 415 * 4608 * 45,7
    3. Ford Focus * 537 * 4437 * 77,3
    4. Mitsubishi ASX * 415 * 4194 * 201,7
    5. Volvo V70 * 503 * 4052 * -12,6
    6. Toyota Avensis * 225 * 3764 * -4,0
    7. Nissan Qashqai * 206 * 3557 * -8,1
    8. Skoda Octavia * 321 * 3291 * 9,2
    9. Ford Mondeo * 309 * 3207 * -6,3
    10. Toyota Auris * 129 * 3129 * 8,8
    11. Volkswagen Polo * 230 * 2980 * -1,7
    12. Volvo V60 * 360 * 2654 * 1 275,1
    13. Volkswagen Tiguan * 479 * 2651 * 23,1
    14. Audi A4 * 185 * 2206 * -8,6
    15. Volvo V50 * 118 * 2158 * -15,2
    16. Volvo XC60 * 194 * 2033 * 8,7
    17. Peugeot 508 * 141 * 1991 * –
    18. Toyota Yaris * 188 * 1868 * 2,6
    19. Opel Astra * 81 * 1777 * 4,2
    20. Peugeot 3008 * 90 * 1762 * -28,8
    21. Audi A3 * 185 * 1699 * 12,3
    22. Ford Fiesta * 175 * 1671 * -36,0
    23. Volkswagen Touran * 117 * 1646 * 15,9
    24. Mitsubishi Outlander * 93 * 1629 * -30,7
    25. Toyota RAV4 * 113 * 1558 * -19,2
    26. Suzuki Swift * 64 * 1543 * 147,7
    27. Mercedes-Benz C-klasse * 129 * 1528 * 38,7
    28. Hyundai ix35 * 131 * 1496 * 37,2
    29. Skoda Superb * 105 * 1483 * 18,2
    30. BMW X1 * 67 * 1425 * -13,9
    31. Toyota Prius * 53 * 1417 * -35,8
    32. Skoda Fabia * 166 * 1391 * 41,1
    33. BMW 5-serie * 44 * 1380 * 14,9
    34. Ford Kuga * 151 * 1295 * -24,5
    35. BMW X3 * 77 * 1290 * 346,4
    36. Opel Insignia * 60 * 1239 * 2,4
    37. Skoda Yeti * 113 * 1210 * -9,0
    38. Audi Q5 * 84 * 1175 * -7,0
    39. Toyota Urban Cruiser * 74 * 1169 * -35,3
    40. Mercedes-Benz E-klasse * 74 * 1118 * -27,4
    41. Audi A1 * 49 * 1108 * 190,1
    42. Ford S-Max * 103 * 1103 * 8,2
    43. Peugeot 5008 * 54 * 1049 * -16,0
    44. Citroen C4 * 47 * 1044 * 29,7
    45. Suzuki SX4 * 40 * 1044 * -15,4
    46. Subaru Forester * 93 * 1041 * -15,1
    47. Mitsubishi I-MiEV * 45 * 1040 * 12 900,0
    48. Hyundai i20 * 84 * 1035 * -20,5
    49. BMW 3-serie * 45 * 1033 * -16,3
    50. Kia Sportage * 208 * 1019 * 1 687,7
    51. Ford C-Max * 71 * 977 * 442,8
    52. Peugeot 308 * 51 * 962 * -13,6
    53. Hyundai i40 * 142 * 892 * –
    54. BMW 1-serie * 87 * 877 * -5,4
    55. Honda CR-V * 54 * 850 * -32,9
    56. Hyundai ix20 * 63 * 836 * 574,2
    57. Kia cee’d * 76 * 827 * -19,2
    58. Hyundai i30 * 40 * 797 * -40,9
    59. Peugeot 207 * 51 * 775 * -46,2
    60. Mitsubishi Colt * 35 * 765 * 68,1
    61. Renault Megane * 77 * 726 * 32,2
    62. Toyota Aygo * 31 * 723 * -13,1
    63. Subaru Legacy * 71 * 700 * -20,4
    64. Nissan Juke * 21 * 662 * 224,5
    65. Toyota Verso-S * 72 * 650 * –
    66. Opel Corsa * 46 * 650 * 28,5
    67. Citroen DS3 * 57 * 601 * 230,2
    68. Citroen C3 * 66 * 596 * -46,7
    69. Audi A6 * 40 * 592 * 14,1
    70. Volkswagen Sharan * 79 * 581 * 730,0
    71. Peugeot 107 * 42 * 577 * -12,6
    72. Mazda 6 * 40 * 576 * -47,1
    73. Opel Meriva * 44 * 554 * 61,0
    74. Honda Jazz * 37 * 545 * 16,7
    75. Mercedes-Benz GLK * 65 * 538 * -8,5
    76. Volvo S60 * 29 * 535 * 92,4
    77. Nissan X-Trail * 24 * 482 * 0,8
    78. Mazda 2 * 69 * 465 * 16,8
    79. Volkswagen Transporter/Caravelle * 49 * 448 * 0,9
    80. Subaru Impreza * 27 * 447 * -47,0
    81. Toyota Verso * 15 * 435 * -21,8
    82. Fiat 500 * 12 * 430 * -48,4
    83. Lexus CT * 14 * 414 * –
    84. MINI Countryman * 36 * 394 * 506,2
    85. Mercedes-Benz B-klasse * 31 * 394 * -30,3
    86. Alfa Romeo Giulietta * 11 * 386 * 865,0
    87. Citroen C5 * 26 * 374 * -14,2
    88. Nissan Leaf * 137 * 373 * –
    89. Mazda 3 * 26 * 369 * -57,1
    90. Citroen C1 * 9 * 343 * -37,7
    91. Kia Venga * 11 * 340 * 0,9
    92. Hyundai i10 * 24 * 340 * 18,5
    93. MINI Mini * 32 * 328 * 24,7
    94. Honda Civic * 15 * 302 * -28,1
    95. Audi A5 * 19 * 273 * -43,4
    96. Mercedes-Benz A-klasse * 24 * 272 * -20,9
    97. Kia Picanto * 60 * 266 * 309,2
    98. Toyota IQ * 18 * 264 * -43,2
    99. Citroen Berlingo * 29 * 262 * -6,8
    100. Nissan Micra * 10 * 258 * 561,5

    • matgasnier
      January 5th, 2012 at 17:48 | #11

      Thank you very much for all the data Oystein! I have now updated my post.
      cheers
      Matt

  9. Alexander Daniels
    January 4th, 2012 at 19:51 | #12

    1. Volkswagen * 2030 * 20898 * 9,0
    2. Toyota * 932 * 15236 * -9,7
    3. Ford * 1377 * 12991 * 9,7
    4. Volvo * 1235 * 11995 * 14,7
    5. Mitsubishi * 598 * 7842 * 67,8
    6. Skoda * 748 * 7620 * 12,8
    7. Peugeot * 453 * 7427 * 3,7
    8. Audi * 603 * 7351 * 10,5
    9. BMW * 328 * 6288 * 11,2
    10. Nissan * 432 * 5832 * 16,0
    11. Hyundai * 498 * 5504 * 30,3
    12. Opel * 265 * 4716 * 12,8
    13. Mercedes-Benz * 395 * 4544 * -0,4
    14. Citroen * 274 * 3666 * 7,4
    15. Suzuki * 138 * 3082 * 14,7
    16. Kia * 401 * 2614 * 73,5
    17. Subaru * 221 * 2367 * -24,5
    18. Honda * 122 * 2008 * -21,9
    19. Mazda * 144 * 1762 * -37,0
    20. Renault * 90 * 880 * 24,5
    21. MINI * 79 * 813 * 104,3
    22. Fiat * 43 * 706 * -44,3
    23. Alfa Romeo * 34 * 504 * 23,8
    24. Lexus * 16 * 477 * 166,5
    25. Saab * 2 * 298 * -23,6
    26. Land Rover * 46 * 215 * 106,7
    27. Porsche * 8 * 159 * 0,6
    28. Think * 2 * 137 * -58,6
    29. Ssangyong * 10 * 111 * 2 120,0
    30. Smart * 6 * 94 * -4,1
    31. Jaguar * 4 * 46 * -22,0
    32. Daihatsu * 1 * 34 * -60,9
    33. Tesla * 3 * 28 * 100,0
    34. Chevrolet * 3 * 22 * –
    35. Iveco * 1 * 21 * -30,0
    36. Nilsson * 0 * 13 * 1 200,0
    37. Jeep * 7 * 12 * -50,0
    38. Aston Martin * 0 * 11 * 57,1
    39. Dacia * 0 * 5 * –
    40. Chrysler * 0 * 3 * -70,0
    41. Isuzu * 0 * 3 * –
    42. Morgan * 0 * 3 * -75,0
    43. Lotus * 0 * 2 * –
    44. Infiniti * 0 * 1 * –
    45. Lancia * 0 * 1 * -50,0
    46. Ferrari * 0 * 1 * -50,0
    47. Chevrolet US * 1 * 1 * -50,0
    48. Secma * 0 * 1 * -

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