* NOW UPDATED with the Top 40 All-brands and Top 215 All-models *
New car sales in Norway are up 5% year-on-year in August to 13.232, meaning the year-to-date total is now up 3% on the same period last year at 102.021. Volkswagen continues to reign supreme, evolving exactly like the market at +5% to 17.8% share whereas all its immediate followers frankly outpace the market: Toyota is up 25%, BMW up 20%, Mercedes up 34% and Audi up 47%. Mitsubishi (+76%), Tesla (+54%), Honda (+33%), Citroen (+41%) and Lexus (+35%) also impress while further down Jaguar (+282%) and Dacia (+300%) take off albeit remaining at low sales levels.
In the models ranking, the VW Golf keeps the lead by far at 9.2% share and despite sales down 14%. The Toyota RAV4 surges 134% year-on-year to #2 overall with 98% of its August sales going to the hybrid variant, ahead of the Toyota Yaris (+21% and 96% hybrid) and Mitsubishi Outlander (+360% and 88% PHEV). The VW Passat at #6 (+49%), Tiguan at #7 (+140%), Mercedes B-Class at #9 (+36% and 92% electric), Audi A4 at #11 (+271%), Mercedes C-Class at #14 (+54%), BMW 2 Series at #15 (+72%) and Toyota Prius at #16 (+89%) also impress. But the hero of the month is the Tesla Model X, breaking into the Top 20 thanks to 168 deliveries, two less than the Model S at #17. Yes, that’s Tesla’s entire lineup inside the Norwegian Top 20 in August: a world first.
Previous month: Norway July 2016: Mitsubishi Outlander and VW Tiguan shine
One year ago: Norway August 2015: Suzuki Vitara breaks into Top 10
Full August 2016 Top 40 All-brands and Top 215 All-models below.