* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene *
Norwegian car sales are up 16% year-on-year to 81,472 registrations. Massive event in 1971: after 12 consecutive years of VW Beetle leadership, the Volvo 140 Series becomes the most popular model in the country thanks to sales up a huge 65% year-on-year to 7,637 for a 9.4% market share. The Beetle is down to #2 at 5,768 units and 7.1%.
Excellent year for the Ford Taunus reappearing in the Top 10 directly in third place with 5,017 sales and 6.2%, followed by the Opel Kadett and Opel Rekord/Caravan. The Mazda 1500/1600/1800 becomes the highest selling Japanese model in the country, reaching a record 6th position with 3,511 sales and 4.3% share, up 125% on 1970!
Full Year 1971 Top 10 Ranking Table below.