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Norway April 2013: Nissan Leaf up to second place!

Nissan Leaf Norway April 2013Nissan Leaf. Picture courtesy of don.vn.cz, all rights reserved.

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Contrasting with the rest of Europe, Norwegian new car sales are in great shape this month, up 29% year-on-year to 13,988 registrations which brings the year-to-date total back into positive (exactly like the LCV market) at 47,684 units, up 4% on 2012. If the VW Golf unsurprisingly flies above the competition with 903 sales and 6.5% now that the Mazda CX-5 is out of sight at #16, the big event this month is the continuous progression of the Nissan Leaf, now #2 at 455 units and 3.3% share, ranking and share records for the model in Norway and the world...

Toyota RAV4 2013Toyota RAV4

This is by far the best monthly ranking reached by an electric or hybrid car in any country in Europe and positions Norway at the forefront of a transition towards fuel-efficient vehicles, along with Japan and California. The proof that well-tuned government incentives do have an impact on what cars consumers buy and given the right price an electric car is as valid an option as any other. Other great performers this month include the Toyota RAV4 up a massive 16 spots on March to #4 with 410 sales and 2.9%, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 7 to #5 at 387 units and 2.8% and the Opel Mokka remaining at #18.

Previous month: Norway March 2013: Mazda CX-5 threatens VW Golf

One year ago: Norway April 2012: VW Tiguan up to best-ever #2

Full April 2013 Top 50 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Sonico
    May 8th, 2013 at 01:44 | #1

    It’s also interesting to note that the Leaf accounts for more than half the sales of Nissan; the same happens with the Outlander and CX-5, while the other brands are more balanced.

  2. Sonico
    May 7th, 2013 at 01:16 | #2

    Øystein :@Didier Renault Zoe is, sad enough, not launched in Norway (or Sweden and Finland I think), because this car isn’t made to fit with our Nordic climate yet. Zoe is believed to arrive here late 2014, when these problems hopefully are fixed.
    With this link you can see if someone in your area have ordered a Tesla S http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=295135

    That’s a shame, it could have sold reasonably well. By the way, does anybody know how many Yaris Hybrid and Jazz Hybrid were sold?

  3. Øystein
    May 6th, 2013 at 06:12 | #3
  4. Øystein
    May 4th, 2013 at 09:30 | #4

    @Didier
    Renault Zoe is, sad enough, not launched in Norway (or Sweden and Finland I think), because this car isn’t made to fit with our Nordic climate yet. Zoe is believed to arrive here late 2014, when these problems hopefully are fixed.

    With this link you can see if someone in your area have ordered a Tesla S :)
    http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=295135

  5. Didier
    May 3rd, 2013 at 22:26 | #5

    And also how the Renault Zoe will perform at a more affordable price point! Is it launched n Norway yet? Does anybody knows?

  6. ideon
    May 3rd, 2013 at 22:15 | #6

    @Todor
    the first norwegian model S will be delivered in june i think, and i seem to remember that there were already over 1000 preorders.

  7. Todor
    May 3rd, 2013 at 17:34 | #7

    Seems like Norway is the biggest market for Leaf in Europe and this second place is the best ranking in the whole world!?! I wonder what will happen if Tesla Model S was on the market there too?

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