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Norway July 2012: Subaru XV breaks into Top 10

Subaru XV

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New car sales in Norway continue to perform very solidly in a sluggish European environment, up 6% year-on-year in July to 11.920 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to 81,275 units, up 2% on 2011. After being passed by the Ford Focus in June, the VW Golf is back in the Norwegian pole position, a place it has held 10 of the last 12 months. It sells 612 units for a 5.1% market share and leads year-to-date with 3,687 sales and 4.5%.

The VW Passat is up one spot to #2 with 420 units and 3.5%, followed by the Toyota Avensis at 3.2%, the Ford Focus down 3 spots to #4 with 3.1% share and the Skoda Octavia and VW Tiguan both at 3% share. But the big event this month is the arrival of the Subaru XV in the Norwegian monthly Top 10 at a brilliant 9th place with 263 sales and 2.2% share. It is now #19 year-to-date at 1,140 units and 1.4%, with Norway being by far the XV's best performing country in the world. This record has since been beaten in Switzerland where the XV ranked #4 in July 2012.

Further down, the Skoda Superb gains 12 ranks to land at #16, the Mazda CX-5 maintains itself within the Top 20 for the second month in a row at #18 and the Skoda Yeti is up 10 to #25.

Previous month: Norway June 2012: Ford Focus leads, BMW X3 up to #11

One year ago: Norway July 2011: Toyota Avensis back on podium

Full July 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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  1. alex
    August 9th, 2012 at 09:41 | #1

    Nice to see the Peugeot 208 break the Top 50, I reckon it will do quite well in the Norwegian market. VW has always played a major role there too.Subaru selling well too.

  2. August 7th, 2012 at 13:49 | #2

    It’s not surprising that they placed in top 10 list, I got to say that Suburu XV model looks pretty tight, the colors and the aesthetic is pretty solid. Is price one of the major factor for being the favored car for Norway?

  3. alex
    August 7th, 2012 at 05:51 | #3

    1. Kia Picanto 55 543 1 596,9
    52. Opel Insignia 61 524 -36,3
    53. Toyota Urban Cruiser 72 518 -17,4
    54. Ford Kuga 51 506 -31,7
    55. Peugeot 308 57 467 -8,6
    56. Hyundai i20 38 459 -33,6
    57. Kia Rio 67 454
    58. Mercedes-Benz E-klasse 81 449 -30,9
    59. Peugeot 208 104 428
    60. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 40 425
    61. Ford C-Max 27 419 -25,6
    62. Citroen C4 41 416 -41,0
    63. Nissan Juke 73 408 -14,5
    64. Kia cee’d 86 405 -11,0
    65. Mitsubishi I-MiEV 46 382 -30,2
    66. Opel Zafira 65 380 173,4
    67. Renault Megane 61 378 -10,0
    68. Honda CR-V 43 360 -34,5
    69. Subaru Forester 29 357 -39,6
    70. Mazda 2 44 356 48,3

    • matgasnier
      August 7th, 2012 at 10:23 | #4

      Many thanks for all the data Alex, I have now updated the article!
      cheers
      Matt

  4. alex
    August 7th, 2012 at 03:27 | #5

    20. Toyota RAV4 124 1135 23,1
    21. Kia Sportage 176 1113 109,2
    22. Audi A4 218 1108 -12,1
    23. Peugeot 508 128 1098 -3,8
    24. Hyundai i30 149 998 83,5
    25. Toyota Prius 113 886 -8,4
    26. Audi A3 100 880 -5,7
    27. Mercedes-Benz C-klasse 100 777 -15,1
    28. Audi Q5 152 776 5,1
    29. BMW 5-serie 106 775 -11,5
    30. BMW 1-serie 88 772 80,4
    31. BMW 3-serie 110 769 14,6
    32. Skoda Superb 186 764 -10,2
    33. Hyundai i40 113 763 1 150,8
    34. Ford Fiesta 92 762 -8,6
    35. Suzuki Swift 71 738 -22,9
    36. Mercedes-Benz B-klasse 99 726 150,3
    37. Ford S-Max 63 724 11,2
    38. Audi A6 108 714 148,8
    39. Hyundai ix35 112 711 -20,3
    40. Skoda Yeti 143 700 0,6
    41. Audi Q3 105 662
    42. Volkswagen Touran 96 659 -32,0
    43. Audi A1 108 650 -20,4
    44. Mitsubishi Outlander 96 645 -30,0
    45. Opel Astra 99 640 -47,7
    46. Skoda Fabia 76 636 -16,8
    47. Peugeot 3008 79 618 -47,2
    48. Toyota Verso-S 58 612 150,8
    49. Mazda CX-5 177 610
    50. BMW X1 44 546 -39

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