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After surging 24% in June, the Norwegian new car market returns to more reasonable gains in July at +6% to 12.394 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 3% to 86.786 units. Volkswagen continues to run alone with 17% of the market thanks to 2.415 sales (+10%), above Toyota at 10.3% (+15%), Volvo at 5.8% (-11%) and Nissan (+12%) and Audi (+24%) both at 5.3% share. Mercedes gains 28% in 6th place, Subaru is up 85% to #13, Tesla is up 95% to #16 and Lexus is up 130% thanks to the success of the NX specially in remote areas of the north of the country as we’ve seen in our Special Feature on the Tromsø market last month.
In the models ranking, the Top 5 best-sellers all spectacularly post gains of at least 20% year-on-year: the VW Golf is up 36%, the Toyota Yaris up 39%, Nissan Qashqai up 49%, Toyota RAV4 up 20% and the VW Passat is up 89%. The Audi A3 (+45%), Mercedes B-Class (+338%) and Toyota Avensis (+159%) also display outstanding results inside the Top 10. If the Tesla Model S is down 12 spots on June to #14 it is up 95% year-on-year and remains 2nd year-to-date. The Ford Mondeo is up 211% to #15, the Mazda CX-3 up 34 spots on last month to #23 and the Hyundai Tucson lands directly at #39.
Star of last month when it led the overall ranking during the last week of June, the Renault Zoe implodes in July: down 89 spots and 94% to #93 with just 24 units sold. A trend is emerging of Renault artificially stuffing its June sales all across Europe and paying the price this month.
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Full July 2015 Top 33 All-brands and Top 100 models below.