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Norway January 2018: Zoe pulls Renault up 16% in market down 29.5%

The Renault Zoe is up to #3 overall in Norway in January. 

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Just as January 2017 was boosted by delayed sales due to lower taxes in 2017 compared to 2016, this month the opposite is true: higher taxes from January 1, 2018 triggered forward sales in December and a dismal -29.5% year-on-year freefall to 9.207 registrations. The top three carmakers fall slower: Volkswagen (-18%), Toyota (-24%) and BMW (-27%) contain their decline but Volvo (-44%) and Skoda (-42%) implode. Both Ford and Peugeot drop 17% in 5th and 6th places respectively while Renault actually gains 16% and ranks 9th vs. 17th over the Full Year 2017. Notice also Land Rover (+111%), Subaru (+79%), Opel (+12%), Mini (+6%) and Citroen (+3%) also going against the grain and posting year-on-year improvements. Tesla, #1 in December for the first time in history with 15.3% share, drops 41% to #16 in January. Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf reclaims the top spot it has held for 10 consecutive years, even managing a 2% year-on-year gain to 8.2% share, ahead of the BMW i3 (-1%) while the Renault Zoe surges 39% to #3 overall vs. #15 in FY2017. The Volvo V90 (+12%) is the only other Top 10 model to gain ground at #6. The Peugeot 5008 is up 82-fold (!) to #13, just below its smaller brother the 3008 at #11. The VW T-Roc (#28) leads all recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Hyundai Kona (#62), Opel Ampera-e (#73) and Opel Grandland X (#74).

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One year ago: Norway January 2017: BMW up 41%, threatens VW for 1st place

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Norway Full Year 2017: Green cars hold world-record 52.2%, Tesla #7

Tesla was the best-selling carmaker in Norway in December with 15.3% market share.

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The Norwegian new car market hits its third highest ever annual volume in 2017 thanks to deliveries up 2.6% to 158.650 units. Only in 1986 (167.352) and 1985 (159.079) were there more new cars purchased in a single year in Norway. Local association OFV forecasts a stable market in 2018 at 157.700 units (-0.6%). Even more so than in 2016, Norway reaffirms its world domination when it comes to green car sales, becoming the first country in the world to see more than half of its annual new car sales go to eco-friendly vehicles. In 2017, 82.758 new green cars were registered in Norway or 52.2% of the market, up 33.2% from 62.144 and 40.2% in 2016 and just 7% share only five years ago in 2012. Of these, 33.025 were electric, up 36.3% for a 20.8% market share (the highest in the world) and OFV forecasts 25% in 2018, 29.233 were plug-in hybrids, up 41.5% for a 18.4% market share and 20.500 were regular hybrids, up 18.8% for a 12.9% share.

Evolution of green car sales in Norway, 2012-2017 

Evolution of total car sales in Norway, 1960-2017

Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the county despite a 13% drop to just 14.6% share vs. 17.2% a year ago, followed like last year by Toyota (+3%) and BMW (+8%). Volvo (+34%) overtakes Mercedes (+18%) for 4th place overall, with Skoda (+16%) and most strikingly Tesla (+143%) also outpacing the market. Let’s pause on Tesla for a minute as its overall 7th place – the highest in the world – hides wildly varying volumes month-on-month. The U.S. luxury electric carmaker thus broke its monthly volume and market share record twice in 2017 and became for the first time ever in any country in the world the best-selling carmaker in Norway in December with a record 2.455 sales and 15.3% share, with its previous records dating back to just three months before: September 2017 when it sold 2.003 units for a 14.9% share. That month, the Model X (1.429 sales, a new record) and Model S (1.026) were the 2 best-selling models in the country. Further down, Alfa Romeo (+449%), Aston Martin (+200%), Maserati (+191%), Smart (+154%), Ferrari (+100%), Porsche (+64%), Hyundai (+38%) and Renault (+19%) also impress.

The VW Golf has now been the best-selling vehicle in Norway for 10 consecutive years.

Model-wise, the VW Golf celebrates ten consecutive years in the annual Norwegian pole position despite a 7% drop, with 55% of its sales electric and 20% PHEV. That’s still more than double the amount of the #2, the BMW i3 up 27% to 3.2% while the Toyota RAV4 (-3%, 99.7% hybrid) holds onto its #3 ranking. The Tesla Model X shoots up 232% to #4 overall vs. #34 in 2016, needless to say this is its highest annual ranking anywhere in the world, the VW Passat is down 6% to #5 (71% PHEV) and the Mitsubishi Outlander down 25% to #6 (95% PHEV). The Tesla Model S is up 81% to also break into the Top 10 at #8 and the Toyota C-HR, launched in late 2016, ends its first full year on the Norwegian market at a stunning 10th place (90% hybrid). Other great performers include the Volvo V90 up to #11 also for its first full year (24% PHEV), the Mercedes GLC up 147% to #14 (94% PHEV), the Renault Zoe up 39% to #15, Hyundai Ioniq up 175% to #19, Peugeot 3008 up 446% to #21, Volvo XC90 up 42% to #23 (93% PHEV) and the Kia Niro up 259% to #28. The Skoda Kodiaq (#24) is the best-seller new launch for 2017, ahead of the Opel Ampera-e (#45) and the Toyota Proace (#128).

Previous month: Norway November 2017: Tesla Model S and X both inside Top 4

Previous year: Norway Full Year 2016: VW Golf #1, Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW i3 shine

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

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Norway November 2017: Tesla Model S and X both inside Top 4

The Tesla Model X is up to #4 in Norway in November. 

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The Norwegian new car market up 4.2% year-on-year in November to 13.743 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 1.1% to 142.573 units. Volkswagen holds onto the brands pole position in spite of a 22% implosion to 11.9% share, whereas Toyota gains 15% to 11.6%. BMW (-29%) remains in third place followed by Volvo gaining an impressive 54%, Tesla shooting up 486%, Skoda (+26%) and Audi (+14%). Peugeot (+32%), Kia (+56%), Renault (+41%), Mini (+32%), Porsche (+131%) and Land Rover (+50%) also impress. Model-wise, the VW Golf remains on top despite a 14% year-on-year drop to 5.6% share (46.4% electric), followed by the Toyota RAV4 (+1%, 100% hybrid) while both the Tesla Model S (+944%) and Model X (+306%) rank within the Top 4 this month. Other great performers include the Volvo XC60 (+50%, 95% PHEV), Volvo V90 (+187%, 49.8% PHEV), Toyota C-HR (up 32-fold on its inaugural month in November 2016, 88.5% hybrid), Peugeot 3008 (+298%), Renault Zoe (+113%), Volvo XC90 (+442%, 95.6% PHEV) and Kia Niro (+266%).

Previous month: Norway October 2017: VW Golf up 87%, Volvo XC60 up 133%

One year ago: Norway November 2016: BMW i3 triumphs, Hyundai Ioniq in Top 10

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Norway October 2017: VW Golf up 87%, Volvo XC60 up 133%

The VW e-Golf represents 73% of total Golf sales in Norway this month. 

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New car sales in Norway are up 4.5% year-on-year to 12.472 registrations, pushing the year-to-date total up 0.8% to 128.830 units. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the country, beating the market with sales up 12% to 17.9% share ahead of Toyota also in great shape at +22% to 12%. BMW recedes 1% but stays in third position at 8% share above Volvo (+36%) and Skoda (+14%) both posting excellent results. Mitsubishi (+15%) is the only other Top 10 carmaker to sign a double-digit gain, while further down Opel (+23%), Hyundai (+28%), Land Rover (+81%), Porsche (+114%), Mini (+125%), Tesla (+137%), Jeep (+300%), Alfa Romeo (+333%) and Smart (+1550) shine.

Volvo XC60 sales are up 133% year-on-year in October.

Model-wise, the VW Golf shoots up a stunning 87% year-on-year to 12.9% share, with 73% of its sales coming from the e-Golf. The Toyota RAV4 is up 14% to #2 (99.8% hybrid!), the Mitsubishi Outlander up 16% to #3 (97.4% PHEV) whereas the BMW i3 is down 17% to #4. The Toyota Yaris (99% hybrid), Auris (99% hybrid also) and VW Passat (67% PHEV) round up the Top 7. The Volvo XC60 is up 133% to #8, with 93% of its sales coming from the PHEV variant. The Toyota C-HR is back inside the Top 10 at #9, the BMW 2 Series is up 53% to #11, the Skoda Kodiaq up 4 spots on September to #14, the Hyundai Ioniq up 96% to #15, the Volvo XC90 up 181% to #16 and the Peugeot 3008 up 234% to #17. Heroes in September, the Tesla Model S is down 19 spots to $21 but up 315% year-on-year and the Model X is down 26 ranks to #29 but up 55% on October 2016. Finally, notice the Opel Crossland X up 96 spots on last month to #60.

Previous month: Norway September 2017: Tesla snaps staggering 15% share

One year ago: Norway October 2016: BMW i3 surges to world-best 2nd place

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Norway September 2017: Tesla snaps staggering 15% market share

The Model X posts a record month in Norway, pushing the Tesla brand to record heights.

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The Norwegian new car market is down 2.7% year-on-year in September to 13.484 units, leading to a year-to-date total up just 0.4% to 116.358 registrations. The performer of the month in Norway is without a doubt electric carmaker Tesla, striking again but this time with even more strength. September results show the U.S. carmaker broke the 2.000 monthly sales barrier for the first time in its history – the brand launched here in July 2013 – at 2.003 units, only 80 below market leader Volkswagen. This equals to a staggering 14.9% share of the Norwegian market. For perspective, its previous bests in Norway were 1.493 sales and 10.8% share in March 2014 when it also ranked #2 and when the Model S was by far the best-seller in the country, this for the third time after September and December 2013. Tesla had only managed to break the 1.000 monthly unit barrier once more: in March 2015 when it sold 1.140 for a 8.1% share and third place overall.

The Volvo V90 is up to 4th place in Norway this month thanks to its PHEV variant. 

This month Tesla places both its two nameplates on the Norwegian podium: below the VW Golf up 37% to 10.1% share (69% for the e-Golf), the Model S is up 4-fold on September 2016 to 1.007 sales and 7.5% share, its best result in 2.5 years – since March 2015, while the Model X is up 66% year-on-year to smash its volume and share records at 996 units and 7.4%, previous best being 609 and 4.3% last June. It’s fair to say Norwegian customers cannot wait for the new Model 3… Other great performers in Norway this month include Volvo up 26%, Porsche up 38%, Hyundai up 42% and Mini up 158%. Model-wise, notice the Volvo V90 shooting up 10 spots on August to #4 pushed by the PHEV variant accounting for 60% of its sales this month, the Mercedes GLC up 82% to #20, the Peugeot 3008 up 7-fold to #23, the BMW 5 Series up 176% and the Mini Countryman up 10-fold.

Previous month: Norway August 2017: e-Golf pushes Golf sales above 10% share

One year ago: Norway September 2016: Tesla Model X soars to 2nd place

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Norway August 2017: e-Golf pushes Golf sales above 10% share

Counted separately from the Golf, the VW e-Golf is the #1 nameplate in Norway in August. 

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The Norwegian new car market is up a timid 1.4% year-on-year in August to 13.415 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up an equally shy 0.8% to 102.874. Norway remains the world’s greenest market, with hybrid cars representing 32.8% of the total market in August at 4.390 sales, up 19.4% year-on-year, and no emissions cars (electric or hydrogen) up 38.3% to 2.784 including just four hydrogen cars. Overtaken by Toyota in July,  Volkswagen spectacularly reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date with sales up 2% to 18% share vs. 11.4% (-16%) for Toyota. BMW (+13%) and Mercedes (+15%) are the only other manufacturers posting a four-digit sales figure in August. Volvo (+54%), Skoda (+30%) and Peugeot (+18%) also impress with double-digit gains inside the Top 10 whereas Nissan (-25%) and Ford (-26%) struggle. Further down, notice Hyundai (+88%), Renault (+78%), Porsche (+76%), Mini (+39%), Land Rover (+34%) and Suzuki (+33%) all posting spectacular gains.

The Peugeot 3008 breaks into the Norwegian Top 10 in August. 

Over in the models ranking, after plunging 35% in July, the VW Golf returns to positive territory with a 15% year-on-year surge to 10.4% share, the nameplate’s highest and first time above 10% since April 2016. In August, the Golf sells over three times as much as the 2nd best-seller, the VW Passat (+21%). The main culprit is the new e-Golf with an improved 300 km range: at 996 deliveries, the e-Golf in isolation would be Norway’s best-seller in August with twice as many sales as the Passat… The Toyota Yaris rounds up the podium with 98% of its sales going for the hybrid variant, the BMW i3 is up 33% to #4, the Mitsubishi Outlander down 7% to #5 (95% PHEV) ahead of the Toyota RAV4 (99% hybrid) and C-HR (96% hybrid). The Peugeot 3008, up 13-fold on August 2016 to #8 thanks to the new model, is the only nameplate to break into the Top 10 without the help of a green variant. Notice also the BMW 5 Series up 8-fold to #20 and the Suzuki Swift up 25% to #34.

Previous month: Norway July 2017: Toyota takes the lead in market up 3.9%

One year ago: Norway August 2016: Tesla places Model S and Model X in Top 20

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Norway July 2017: Toyota takes the lead in market up 3.9%

96% of Toyota C-HR sold in Norway this month are hybrid.

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The Norwegian new car market is up 3.9% year-on-year in July to 11.476 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 0.8% to 89.459 units. Toyota surges 42% to overtake Volkswagen (-31%) for the brands pole position but remains in 2nd place YTD at 12% share vs. 14.4% for VW. Mercedes (+46%), BMW (+22%) and Skoda (+17%) all frankly beat the market and round up the Top 5. Kia (+19%), Opel (+21%), Citroen (+23%), Suzuki (+28%), Peugeot (+36%), Tesla (+142%) and Renault (+145%) also shine in the Top 20. In spite of an alarming 35% year-on-year drop, the VW Golf remains the best-selling nameplate in Norway with 5.5% market share. It is joined on the podium by two Toyotas: the Yaris (+86%) of which 98% are hybrid and RAV4 (+26%) of which only 1 sale isn’t hybrid. The Nissan Leaf (+41%) and Mercedes GLC (+359%!) of which 93% are PHEV, complete the Top 5 while the Toyota C-HR is up 13 spots on June to a splendid 6th spot, 96% of its sales being hybrid. The BMW i3 (+183%), Renault Zoe (+216%), Peugeot 3008 (+1142%) and Volvo V90 (+7233%) also post spectacular year-on-year gains while the Skoda Kodiaq (#13) leads new launches (<12 months) above the Opel Ampera-e (#17), Hyundai Ioniq (#22), Audi Q2 (#79), Suzuki Ignis (#83) and Alfa Romeo Stelvio (#104).

Previous month: Norway June 2017: Tesla Model X shoots up to 2nd place overall

One year ago: Norway July 2016: Mitsubishi Outlander and VW Tiguan shine

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Norway June 2017: Tesla Model X shoots up to 2nd place overall

The Tesla Model X is the 2nd best-selling nameplate in Norway in June. Picture dn.no 

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Thanks to sales up 4% in June to 14.228 units, the Norwegian new car market edges into positive territory over the First Half of 2017 at +0.3% to 77.983 registrations. This is the largest June volume in Norway since 1986 (16.064). 27.7% of total registrations this month are full-Electric cars, and when we add PHEV vehicles this share soars to 42.2%, confirming Norway is well ahead of the curve when it comes to environmentally-friendly car sales. Volkswagen remains master in command with a strong 15.6% share despite a 3% drop, followed by Toyota falling harder at -14% to 9.7% share. In contrast, Mercedes surges 34% to third place, BMW is up 28% to #4, Skoda up 30% to #5 and, most impressively, Tesla is up 3-fold to #6. Further down, notice Opel up 59%, Hyundai up 84%, Suzuki up 43% and Porsche up 28%.

Model-wise, after a difficult start of the year, the VW Golf posts its first double-digit gain of 2017 at +19% to 8.8% share, with the e-Golf representing 69% of its sales for the month and the PHEV variant 13%. The surprise of the month is the Tesla Model X up 34 spots on May to land in 2nd place overall for the second time in its one-year career, the first being in September 2016. In fact, there are many changes atop the Norwegian models ranking this month. The Renault Zoe is up 38 ranks to #3, the BMW i3 is up 8-fold on June 2016 to #4 and the Opel Ampera-e continues to progress, up 9 spots on May to break into the Top 10 for the first time at #6. Notice also the Skoda Kodiaq up to #12.

Previous month: Norway May 2017: Opel Ampera-e up to #15

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

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Norway May 2017: Opel Ampera-e up to #15

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The Norwegian new car market bounces back up 10.2% in May to 14.175 registrations, reducing the year-to-date decline to just -0.2% at 63.755 units. Volkswagen (-0.1%) remains in the top spot and is followed by a series of six manufacturers posting double-digit gains: Toyota (+13%), BMW (+37%), Skoda (+55%), Mercedes (+26%), Volvo and Audi (both at +42%). Further down, Suzuki (+40%), Citroen (+73%), Tesla (+45%) and Porsche (+55%) shine.

The VW Golf remains the best-seller in Norway, improving 6% year-on-year to 7.9% share with 24% of its sales going to the PHEV variant and 41% to the electric variant. It is followed this month by the VW Passat (67% PHEV) and the Toyota Auris (97% hybrid). The Skoda Octavia leaps up 36% to 4th place and advances to #7 year-to-date but the big news in the Norwegian rankings this month is a little further down: confirming Norway is at the cutting edge of alternatively fuelled vehicles acceptance, the all-new Opel Ampera-e jumps up to 15th place with 1.6% market share and should lift further up in the coming months. Norway has also been hungry with new launches recently, with the Toyota C-HR (#8), Volvo V90 (#10) and Skoda Kodiaq (#14) all instant blockbusters.

Previous month: Norway April 2017: Toyota C-HR, Volvo V90 and Skoda Kodiaq impress

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Norway April 2017: Toyota C-HR, Volvo V90 and Skoda Kodiaq impress

The Toyota C-HR remains third in Norway. Picture quattroruote.it 

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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).

The Skoda Kodiaq leaps up to #14 in Norway this month. 

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

One year ago: Norway April 2016: PHEV variants boost Passat and Outlander up

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