Norway March 2017: Toyota C-HR up to #3, Tesla Model X up to #4

The Tesla Model X ranks 4th overall in Norway this month. 

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It’s a disappointing month for new car sales in Norway with registrations down 3% to 13.398 units, yet the Q1 tally is still up 3% to 38.241. Thanks to a flamboyant performance of the CH-R surging up to #3 overall and the RAV4 up 37%, Toyota takes the lead of the brands ranking for the month with deliveries up 11% to 1.704 and 12.7% share. For its part, Volkswagen sinks 30% to 1.563 and 11.6% whereas just below BMW (+13%), Volvo (+38%) and Mercedes (+14%) are in great shape. Tesla is back up 13 spots on last month and 53% year-on-year to #7 overall, mainly thanks to 446 deliveries of the Model X, making the nameplate surge 59 ranks on February to a splendid 4th place overall.

Norway remains the kingdom of alternative fuel vehicles, with 40% of VW Golf sold this month being the e-Golf and 19% the PHEV variant, 90% of Toyota C-HR sold, 416 out of 416 RAV4 and 336 out of 338 Yaris being the hybrid variant and 91% of Mitsubishi Outlander being the PHEV version. Then we have the all-electric Nissan Leaf at #2, Tesla Model X at #4, BMW i3 at #7 and Renault Zoe at #9.

Previous month: Norway February 2017: Volvo V90 breaks into Top 10

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

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Norway February 2017: Volvo V90 breaks into Top 10

The Volvo V90 ranks 7th in Norway this month.

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The Norwegian new car market drops 3.6% year-on-year in February to 11.788 units but a 19% surge in January keeps the year-to-date volumes in positive at +7% and 24.843 deliveries. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand despite sales down 13% to 1.782 and 15.1% share, this month distancing Toyota (-2%) with BMW in third place and very strong again: up 23% to 9.3% share thanks to the i3 ranking #3 this month. Volvo (+22%) and Mercedes (+21%) are the other great performers in the February Top 10, ranking at #4 and #5 respectively. Further down, Suzuki (+45%), Hyundai (+67%), Renault (+207%), Alfa Romeo (+300%) and Jaguar (+420%) impress.

Model-wise, the VW Golf is still the best-seller in Norway but it slices its sales in two year-on-year (-49%) to 641 units and 5.4% share. Looking into the February Golf sales by variant, they are split almost evenly: 35% go to the e-Golf, 31% are the PHEV variant, leaving 34% for the “standard” variant. In second place we find the VW Passat surging 72% year-on-year to 533 units, 433 or 81% going to the PHEV variant and making the Passat the PHEV king in Norway this month. The all-electric BMW i3 ranks third as detailed above, but the biggest performance in the Top 10 is delivered by the Volvo V90, up 14 ranks on January to break into the Norwegian Top 10 for the first time at #7, with 64% of its sales going to the new 4WD Cross Country variant. Among other recent launches, the Toyota C-HR is down one spot on last month to #13, the Kia Niro is up 3 to #15 and the Suzuki Ignis is up 46 to #27.

Previous month: Norway January 2017: BMW up 41%, threatens VW for first place

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

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Norway January 2017: BMW up 41%, threatens VW for first place

The BMW i3 has ranked in the Norwegian Top 2 for four consecutive months. 

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The Norwegian new car market surges 19% year-on-year in January to 13.055 registrations but Volkswagen sees its supremacy severely threatened this month at -1% to just 12.9% share vs. 17.2% over the Full Year 2016, feeling the heat from both BMW up 41% to 11.8% (vs. 7.8% in FY16) and Toyota up 38% to 11.7%. Volvo for its part is up 80% to 8.9% share in 4th place, Mercedes is up 47% to #5, Skoda up 29% to #6 and Peugeot up 31% to #9. Porsche (+52%), Kia (+95%), Hyundai (+137%) and Tesla (+250%) also post spectacular gains this month.

The Volvo XC90 surges to 5th place in January. 

The VW Golf (-26%) resists in pole position of the Norway models ranking but the BMW i3 (+112%) and VW Passat (+118%) are pushing strong in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The Toyota RAV4 (+44%), Volvo XC90 (+91%), Skoda Octavia (+68%) and Mercedes GLC (+155%) also deliver stunning performances on January. Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR has already made its mark at #12 with 246 sales, the Tesla Model X ranks at a world-best #14, the Kia Niro at #18, the Volvo V90 at #21 and the Hyundai Ioniq at #24.

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

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

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Norway Full Year 2016: Golf #1, Mitsubishi Outlander & BMW i3 shine

Mitsubishi Outlander Norway 2016The Mitsubishi Outlander is up 44% to 2nd place overall in Norway in 2016.

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The Norwegian new car market is up 2.6% in 2016 to 154.603 registrations. Volkswagen (+1%) and Toyota (+9%) remain the most popular carmakers in the country but luxury actors BMW (+26%) and Mercedes (+18%) follow and advance a lot faster. Volvo (-12%) struggles, as do Ford (-2%) and Nissan (-3%). Audi (+14%), Mitsubishi (+15%), Opel (+12%), Renault (+10%) and Hyundai (+11%) also post double-digit gains inside the Top 20. Thanks to very persuasive government incentives, the models ranking in Norway is very influenced by eco-friendly cars. Even though the VW Golf drops 20% on 2015 to 13.148 sales, it posts a 9th straight year at #1 and eco-friendly versions account for over half of its sales here this year: the e-Golf pure electric for 36% and the GTE plug-in hybrid for 33%.

BMW i3 Norway 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe BMW i3 ranked #1 in Norway in November, outselling the VW Golf. 

In fact, all best-sellers are ranking this high in Norway solely because of their eco-friendly variants: 90% of the Mitsubishi Outlander up 44% to 2nd place are the PHEV, 97% of all Toyota RAV4 (+32% to #3) are hybrid, 53% of VW Passat (up 50% to #4) are plug-in hybrid, 97% of Toyota Auris and 95% of Toyota Yaris are hybrid. Then, the Nissan Leaf (+31%) ranks 7th and the BMW i3 surges 65% to #8, even ending 31 consecutive months of VW Golf reign to rank #1 overall in November. Further down, the VW Tiguan surges 124% to #10, the Tesla Model X lands at #34, the Hyundai Ioniq at #55 (but ranked inside the November Top 10) and the Kia Niro at #74.

Previous month: Norway November 2016: BMW i3 triumphs, Hyundai Ioniq in Top 10

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

Two years ago: Norway Full Year 2014: Tesla Model S doubles sales to land in Top 5

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

bmw-i3-norway-november-2016First pole position anywhere in the world for the BMW i3… 

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The Norwegian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in November to 13.194 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 2.5% to 141.001. Volkswagen remains market leader with 16% share but drops 10% year-on-year, whereas BMW surges 78% to 2nd place with 1.663 sales and 12.6%. This fantastic performance by the German luxury brand has a lot to do with the coming of age of the electric i3. After 31 consecutive months in pole position and for the first time since March 2014 when the Tesla Model S was the best-seller in Norway, the VW Golf isn’t in the top spot. Instead, the BMW i3, up a fantastic 246% year-on-year, snap the highest ranking in the country, and lead a monthly sales charts for the very first time in the world.

Hyundai Ioniq Norway November 2016-picture-courtesy-autoexpress-co-uk…and first Top 10 in the world for the Hyundai Ioniq. 

Toyota (+25%), Mercedes (+16%), Nissan (+25%), Hyundai (+99%), Lexus (+53%), Mini (+42%), Jaguar (+267%) and Dacia (+520%) also shine – in ranking order. Over in the models aisle, notice the Toyota RAV4 (+403%), VW Tiguan (+230%) soaring within the Top 5 while the Hyundai Ioniq is up 22 spots to a world-best 7th pace.

Previous month: Norway October 2016: BMW i3 surges to world-best 2nd place

One year ago: Norway November 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander up to #2

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

BMW i3 Norway October 2016Only the VW Golf manages to outsell the BMW i3 in Norway this month.

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New car sales in Norway uncharacteristically drop 10% year-on-year in October to 11.932 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory at +2% to 127.807 units. Volkswagen remains at a very strong level with 18.1% share, decelerating slower than the market at -2% and distancing Toyota down 8% to 11.1% and BMW up a cool 9% to an outstanding 9.2% market share. Mercedes surges 29% to equal 4th place with Volvo (-23%), Audi is up 10% to #8 but Nissan (-15%), Skoda (-12%), Ford (-24%) and Mazda (-17%) all underperform in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Lexus (+23%), Hyundai (+25%), Dacia (+75%) and Jaguar (+113%) going against the grain and posting spectacular year-on-year gains.

Volvo V90 Norway October 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Volvo V90 lands inside the Norwegian Top 20. 

In the models ranking, the VW Golf retains the top spot despite sales freefalling 37% to 858, with 68% of sales going to either the hybrid or PHEV variants. Each of the four following nameplates sign incredible scores: the BMW i3 is up 54% to hit a world-best 2nd place with 503 sales and 4.2% share, the VW Passat is up 70% to #3 (69% sales for the PHEV), the VW Tiguan up exactly 6-fold on October 2015 and the Toyota RAV4 is up 66% to #5  with 383 PHEV and only 2 “traditional” propulsions sold. Other great performers near the top of the ranking include the Volvo V40 (+48%), Mercedes B-Class (+73%), the Volvo V90 landing directly at #17 for its first full month of sales in the country, the Toyota Prius up 84%, Renault Zoe up 109%, Suzuki S-Cross up 162%, Opel Astra up 556% and the Hyundai Ioniq up 16 spots on September to #29. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Kia Niro ranks #37 (-10 on last month), the Tesla Model X at #41 (-39), the Ford Edge at #71 (+24), the Volvo S90 at #86 (+91) and the Audi Q2 at #87 (+113).

Previous month: Norway September 2016: Tesla Model X soars to 2nd place

One year ago: Norway October 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander on podium

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

tesla-model-x-norway-september-2016-picture-courtesy-dn-noThe Tesla Model X is the most popular model in Norway below the VW Golf this month.

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The Norwegian new car market is up by a solid 11.5% year-on-year to 13.854 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 3.6% to 115.875. The Top 5 best-selling brands all manage to outpace an already dynamic market: Volkswagen (+18%) leads the way at 15% share ahead of Toyota at 13.2% (+19%), BMW at 8.6% (+54%) and Mercedes at 6.4% (+32%), but the performer of the month is Tesla. The new Model X soars to 2nd place overall in the models ranking thanks to 601 deliveries and 4.3% share, accounting for 71% of the brand’s total this month. The Model X is starting to replicate the success of the Model S at the start of its career: it ranked #1 in Norway in September 2013, December 2013 and March 2014 and also gets a boost this month at +94% to #14. Below the Model X, the RAV4 is up 85%, the BMW i3 up 96%, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 105% and the VW Tiguan up 384% thanks to the new model. Further down, the Kia Niro is up 10 spots on last month to #27, the Hyundai Ioniq up 115 to #45 and the Jaguar F-Pace up 12 to #83.

Previous month: Norway August 2016: Tesla places Model S and Model X in Top 20

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

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

Tesla Model X Model S Model 3 Norway July 2016The Model X (left) and S (centre) are already in the Top 15. Awaiting the Model 3 (right)…

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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

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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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