Norway July 2016: Mitsubishi Outlander & VW Tiguan shine in market down 11%

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Norway July 2016Mitsubishi Outlander sales are up 338% year-on-year in Norway in July. 

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The Norwegian new car market is down 11% year-on-year in July to 11.040 registrations, yet the year-to-date total remains in positive territory at +2% to 88.789 units. Volkswagen remains by far the most popular manufacturer in the country despite sales down 14% to 2.076 and 18.8% share vs. -23% to 1.127 and 10.2% for #2 Toyota. Audi is down 9% year-on-year but back up 8 spots on June to #3, Mitsubishi gains 121% to #4 ahead of BMW (+3%), Volvo (-23%) and Mercedes (-13%). Beyond the Top 10, Opel (+32%), Hyundai (+27%), Citroen (+32%), Honda (+63%) and Jaguar (+188%) impress. The VW Golf is once again the best-seller in the country despite sales freefalling 37% year-on-year to 972 and 8.8% share, followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander for its part up a whopping 338% to 552 units, 504 of which (91%) are the PHEV variant. The VW Passat (+25%), Tiguan (+101%) and Skoda Octavia (-12%) round up the Top 5 with the Opel Astra (+449%), Toyota Prius (+145%) and Skoda Superb (+492%) making themselves noticed inside the Top 20.

Previous month: Norway June 2016: Volkswagen leads, Toyota Prius up 3-fold to #12

One year ago: Norway July 2015: Mazda CX-3 and Hyundai Tucson land with a splash

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Norway June 2016: Volkswagen leads, Toyota Prius up 3-fold to #12

Toyota Prius Norway June 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frToyota Prius

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The Norwegian new car market is one of only a few in Europe to go in reverse in June at -3% to 13.681 registrations, but the year-to-date total remains in positive territory at +4.5% to 77.749 units. Volkswagen remains frankly in the lead despite sales dropping 9% to 2.287 and 16.7% share, distancing Toyota at 11.7% (+14%), Ford at 6.2% (+27%) and Mercedes at 6% (+34%). BMW (-5%) and Volvo (-30%) struggle, whereas Skoda (+12%), Opel (+34%), Dacia (+93%), Mini (+95%) and Jaguar (+156%) shine. The VW Golf is once again the most popular nameplate in the country albeit with deliveries down 35% to just 7.7% share, ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander (+21%), VW Passat (+50%) and Toyota Auris (+29%). Note 55% of Golf sales in Norway come from the PHEV and e-Golf variant, 88% of Outlander sales are the PHEV, 50% of Passat sales are the PHEV and 98% of Auris sales are the hybrid version. The Tesla Model S is struggling in 2016 with sales down 50% in June and 54% year-to-date. The Toyota Prius shoots up 186% to #12 and now ranks within the 2016 Top 20, the Mazda CX-3 is up 249% to #15 and the Skoda Superb up 250% to #17. Finally, notice the arrival of the Tesla Model X in the ranking at #146 with 7 units delivered.

Previous month: Norway May 2016: Toyota up 46%, hybrids represent 88%

One year ago: Norway June 2015: Renault Zoe takes off to 4th place overall

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Norway May 2016: Toyota up 46%, Hybrids represent 88%

Toyota Yaris Hybrid Norway May 201697% of Toyota Yaris sold in Norway in May were the hybrid variant…

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It’s green lights on all counts for new car sales in Norway, up 7% in May to 12.864 registrations and up 6.5% so far in 2016 to 64.068 units. Market leader Volkswagen evolves exactly like the market at +7% to 2.222 sales and 17.3%, which means its direct followers are catching up: Toyota gains a fantastic 46% to 1.687 deliveries and 13.1% share, of which a staggering 1.491 or 88% are hybrids (see further down) while German premium fares Mercedes (+28%) and BMW (+20%) also frankly outpace the market contrary to Audi (-8%). Skoda (+23%), Opel (+44%), Hyundai (+93%) and Jaguar (+533%) also shine whereas Volvo (-34%), Subaru (-32%) and Tesla (-55%) struggle.

Volkswagen Passat GTE Variant…while 59% of all VW Passat sold were the PHEV GTE version. 

Over in the models aisle, the VW Golf’s sovereignty is starting to erode somewhat, with sales down 20% year-on-year to 1.054 and 8.2% share, with 28% of sales for the PHEV variant, 25% for the eGolf. The Mitsubishi Outlander is up 39% to 553 units (89% PHEV) and the VW Passat surges 125% to 530 deliveries (59% PHEV). Toyota places three hybrid-boosted nameplates just below: the Yaris at #4 (97% hybrid), Auris at #5 (96%) and RAV4 at #6 (95%). The Skoda Superb is up 5-fold on May 2015 to break into the Norwegian Top 10 at #10 , the Mazda CX-3 is up a further three spots on April to #12, the VW Tiguan up 77 ranks to #15 thanks to the new generation and the Mercedes GLC is up 34 spots to a fantastic 18th place.

Previous month: Norway April 2016: PHEV boost Passat and Outlander up

One year ago: Norway May 2015: PHEV tax cut pushes Mitsubishi Outlander up to #2

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Norway April 2016: PHEV boosts Passat and Outlander up

Volkswagen Passat GTE VariantThe GTE plug-in hybrid variant boosts the VW Passat up 93% in Norway. 

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The Norwegian new car market gains a solid 10% to 14.116 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 51.204. Volkswagen dominates the brands ranking with 21.4% share, more than double any other manufacturer, with Toyota (10.1%) and BMW (7.5%, up 44%) rounding up the podium. Nissan (+44%), Mitsubishi (+51%), Opel (+36%), Renault (+51%) and Honda (+27%) lodge spectacular improvement inside the Top 20 whereas Citroen (-52%) and Tesla (-58%) struggle.

Mitsubishi Outlander Norway November 2015The Mitsubishi Outlander is up 103% solely thanks to the PHEV variant.

Model-wise, the VW Golf is once again master in command thanks to 1.713 sales and 12.1% share (64% coming from the hybrid and electric variants), ahead of the VW Passat up a whopping 93% to 684 (53% from the PHEV) and the Mitsubishi Outlander up 103% to 569 (89% PHEV). The all-electric Nissan Leaf up 224% to 541 units and the Toyota Auris at 428 (97% hybrid) complete a Top 5 decidedly focused on eco-friendly cars. The Volvo V70 cracks the Top 10 at #10, the BMW 2 Series is up 24 spots on March to #14, the Volvo XC90 is back up 11 to #19 and the Opel Astra up 25 to #22.

Previous month: Norway March 2016: Outlander up to #2 in electric and hybrid market

One year ago: Norway April 2015: VW Golf stuck at all-time high levels

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Norway March 2016: Outlander up to #2 in electric and hybrid market

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Norway March 2016Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 

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The Norwegian new car market is down 2% year-on-year in March to 13.875 registrations, however a strong start of the year keeps the first quarter result in positive at +5% to 37.088 sales. Volkswagen is untouchable at #1 with 16.1% market share (-2%) above Toyota (+2%) and Nissan (+5%). BMW soars 19% to 4th place overall and ranks third so far in 2016 (+41%) while Mitsubishi more than doubles its sales year-on-year at +121% to 5th position. Mercedes (+66%), Mazda (+41%) and Renault (+53%) also shine, whereas Tesla (-57%), Land Rover (-58%), Subaru (-43%) and Honda (-33%) suffer. Model-wise, the VW Golf is stable above 10% share thanks to 1.414 sales, 38% of which come from the e-Golf electric variant. The Mitsubishi Outlander shoots up 262% year-on-year to 2nd place with 739 sales and 5.3% share, 93% being the PHEV variant. The all-electric Nissan Leaf rounds up the podium with 676 deliveries (+29%) ahead of the Toyota Auris at 507 (96% are the hybrid version) and the all-electric Tesla Model S at 487 units (-57%). Add the Toyota Yaris at #7 (94% hybrid), the RAV4 at #8 (93% hybrid) and the all-electric Renault Zoe at #9 (291 sales) to paint the picture of a Norwegian market completely dominated by eco-friendly cars – boosted in that by generous government incentives.

Previous post: Norway January-February 2016: Mazda CX-3 inside Top 10

One year ago: Norway March 2015: Tesla Model S back up to #2 and 8.1% share

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Norway January-February 2016: Mazda CX-3 inside Top 10

Mazda CX-3 Norway February 2016. Picture courtesy drive.com.auMazda CX-3 (Australian model pictured)

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The Norwegian market is up 4% in January to 10.991 registrations, then a decidedly more vigorous 14% in February to 12.222 sales, lifting the year-to-date total to 23.213 units after two months, up 9.5% on the same period in 2015. Volkswagen is still the dominant brand in the country by far but its sales drop 4% year-on-year so far at 3.787 units and 16.3% share. That’s a better hold than #2 Toyota (-12%) and #4 Nissan (-6%). The heroes of this start of 2016 are BMW up 55% to third overall, Volvo up 81% to #6 and Mazda up 70% to #9. Audi (+40%), Renault (+32%) and Porsche (+45%) also advance.

BMW i3 Norway February 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW i3

In the models ranking, the VW Golf skids down 11% but at 2.245 deliveries in two months and 9.7% share, it still sells 3 times the #2, the Toyota RAV4 (-22%). The Nissan Leaf (+33%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (+44%) display outlandish gains and overcome the Toyota Auris (-7%), Yaris (-8%) and Skoda Octavia (-6%). The Mazda CX-3 is a runaway hit in Norway: the small crossover ranks 7th in February and 10th so far in 2016. The Suzuki Vitara is #25 and the all-new Volvo XC90 #18. Biggest gainers inside the Top 20 are the BMW i3 (+139%), Ford S-Max (+258%) and Skoda Superb (+344%).

Previous post: Norway Full Year 2015: e-variant boosts Golf up 69% to 10.9% share

One year ago (Jan): Norway January 2015: VW Golf up to 12.5% share thanks to e-Golf

One year ago (Feb): Norway February 2015: VW Golf stays at stratospheric heights

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Norway Full Year 2015: e-variant boosts Golf up 69% to 10.9% share

VW e-Golf Norway January 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frEvery second Golf sold in Norway in 2015 is an e-Golf.

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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%.

Renault Zoe Norway 2015The Renault Zoe ranks higher in Norway than at home in France.

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

Previous year: Norway Full Year 2014: Tesla Model S doubles sales to land in Top 5

Two years ago: Norway Full Year 2013: VW Golf #1, Nissan Leaf on podium!

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Norway November 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander up to #2

Mitsubishi Outlander Norway November 2015Only the VW Golf outsells the Mitsubishi Outlander in Norway this month. 

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Solid result for the Norwegian market in November: up 10% year-on-year to 12.600 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 136.608 units, up 5% on the same period in 2014. Totally unaffected here by the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is more dominant than ever: doubling the market gains at +22% to 18.6% share and doubling all other manufacturers in the market at 2.346 sales vs. 1.102 for Toyota (-11%). Volvo is down 1% but up to #4, BMW continues to improve at full throttle at +32%, as do Ford (+29%), Mazda (+34%), Mitsubishi (+93%), Opel (+60%) and Honda (+42%).

Mazda CX-3 Norway November 2015The Mazda CX-3 snaps up its first Top 10 ranking in any European country.

The VW Golf continues its one-car-show in Norway with a mammoth 11.4% market share this month thanks to 1.435 sales, 59% of which being the electric e-Golf. With year-to-date volumes now adding up to 15.338 (+76%), the Golf is at arm’s length of the all-time annual sales record established in Norway by the VW Beetle back in 1969 (16.699). Only one month until we know for sure… The Mitsubishi Outlander improves on an already very robust October score to land in 2nd place overall with 578 deliveries, 86% being the PHEV variant. The Toyota Auris (+18%) is kicked down to third place just above the VW Passat (+114%), the Volvo XC60 is up 12 spots on October to #7, the BMW i3 confirms it is now a regular fixture inside the Norwegian Top 10 at #8 and the Mazda CX-3 makes its very first appearance in that very same Top 10 at #9 with 289 units.

Previous month: Norway October 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander on podium

One year ago: Norway November 2014: Mazda CX-5 back on podium

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Norway October 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander on podium

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Norway October 2015Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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It’s onwards and upwards for Norwegian new car sales in October at +2% to 13.197 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 125.008 units, up 4% on the same period in 2014. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in Norway and even outpaces the market at +7% to 2.210 units and 16.7% share above Toyota at 10.9% (-2%) while BMW surges 30% to land on the podium at #3 with 1.010 deliveries and 7.7% share. Notice also Mazda up 21%, Mitsubishi up 36% and Renault up 30%. Model-wise, below the VW Golf (+32%) and Toyota Auris (+20%) both posting solid gains, the Mitsubishi Outlander surges 130% year-on-year to land on the podium thanks to the new generation at 527 units, 71% of which are the PHEV variant. Notice also the BMW i3 staying at a best-ever 7th place thanks to sales up 151%, the VW Passat up 69% to #9, the Suzuki Vitara down one spot on September to #15, the Mazda CX-3 down 6 to #11, Hyundai Tucson down 20 to #33, Subaru Levorg down 3 to #69, Mercedes GLC down 33 to #72 and the Honda HR-V down 12 to #74.

Previous month: Norway September 2015: BMW i3 hits best-ever #7

One year ago: Norway October 2014: Lexus NX in Top 50

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Norway September 2015: BMW i3 hits best-ever #7

BMW i3 Norway September 2015. Picture courtesy of autozeitung.deThe BMW i3 is at its highest in the world in Norway.

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The Norwegian new car market is up an energetic 7% year-on-year in September to 12.421 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 4% to 111.811 units. Volkswagen remain the most popular manufacturer but its 14.2% September market share is 3.6 percentage points below its 2015 year-to-date level, Toyota ranks 2nd at 12.3% vs. 11.3% so far this year and Nissan rounds up the podium at 7.9% thanks to sales up a splendid 39% year-on-year. Notice also BMW up 16% to #5, Mazda up 15% to #6 vs. #10 year-to-date, Mercedes up 35%, Hyundai up 42% and Renault up 102%.

Mercedes GLC Norway September 2015The Mercedes GLC lands directly inside the Norwegian Top 40.

The VW Golf continues to dominate the Norwegian models ranking with 8.9% share and 52% of its customers this month going for the e-Golf electric version. The Toyota Auris ranks #2 while the Nissan Leaf sees its sales shoot up 34% year-on-year to 492 units for a third position overall. The BMW i3 for its part is up a mammoth 79% to hit a world record 7th place, the Mazda CX-3 is up 9 spots on August to #11, the Hyundai Tucson up 35 to #13 and the Suzuki Vitara down 4 to a still very impressive #14. Further down, the Tesla Model S is down 13 ranks to #26 and falls from #2 to #4 year-to-date, the Mercedes GLC lands directly at #39, the Honda HR-V appears at #62, the Subaru Levorg at #66 and the Mercedes GLE at #95.

Previous month: Norway August 2015: Suzuki Vitara breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Norway September 2014: Mitsubishi Outlander back up to #5

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