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The Norwegian new car market is up 4% year-on-year in 2015 to reach 150.686 registrations, with Volkswagen cementing its domination thanks to sales up a splendid 22% to 26.344 and 17.5% vs. 10.6% for Toyota, stable. Volvo is down 12% to 6.6% share ahead of BMW (6.6%), Ford (5.6%) and Nissan (5.5%) while Mercedes (+16%) and Mazda (+10%) are the only two other Top 10 manufacturers to post double-digit growth this year. Further down, notice Mitsubishi up 11%, Subaru up 51%, Renault up 64% and Lexus up 35%.
Norway is one of the world’s biggest fan of alternative fuel vehicles mainly thanks to very dynamic government incentives, and a look at the models ranking confirms this. The VW Golf is up a mammoth 69% year-on-year to 16.388 sales for a record 10.9% market share, with 54% of its total 2015 sales (8.943) snapped up by the all-electric e-Golf and 12% (2.000 units) being the GTE plug-in hybrid. The Toyota Auris (-9%), Skoda Octavia (-3%) and Toyota Yaris (+8%) follow while at a world-best 5th place the Tesla Model S confirms last year’s very impressive sales figure (4.040) wasn’t a fluke but replicating it almost exactly in 2015 (4.039). The Nissan Leaf suffers at -33% but the BMW i3 is up 18% to land at #15, by far the brand’s best-seller in Norway (2nd best: the 3 Series at #33). Notice also the Mercedes B-Class up 217% to #20 thanks to its electric variant representing 72% of its sales and the Renault Zoe up 277% to #25.
Previous month: Norway November 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander up to #2
Two years ago: Norway Full Year 2013: VW Golf #1, Nissan Leaf on podium!
Full Year 2015 Top 45 All-brands and Top 300 All-models vs. Full 2014 data below.