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The Norwegian new car market tumbles down 19.7% year-on-year in April to 11.339 units, pulling the year-to-date total into negative territory at -3.2% to 49.580. Volkswagen reclaims the brands pole position off Toyota despite a harsh 35% drop to 1.974, with Toyota (-8%) and BMW (-3%) posting more reasonable declines. Volvo (+31%) and Mercedes (+15%) are the best performing brands inside the Top 10 and the only ones in positive. Beyond, notice Hyundai (+47%), Porsche (+2%) and Alfa Romeo up 700% on a tiny base thanks to the arrival of the Stelvio (#102).
Model-wise, the VW Golf remains distant leader even though it crashes 42% to 996 deliveries, distancing the BMW i3 up a fantastic 92% to 426 units and the Toyota C-HR in third position for the second month running. The Volvo V90 leaps up 10 spots to 5th place overall, with the Toyota RAV4 (+17%), VW Tiguan (+693%) and Mercedes GLC (+137%) the most dynamic near the top. Among other recent launches, the Skoda Kodiaq is up 35 ranks on March to #14 and we welcome the Opel Ampera-e in 106th place.
Previous month: Norway March 2017: Toyota C-HR up to #3, Tesla Model X up to #4
Full April 2017 Top 40 All-brands and Top 214 All-models below.