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The Norwegian car market is back into positive in June, up 7% year-on-year to 11,053 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 69,355 units, up 1% on 2011. Big event atop the models ranking: after ranking #2 for 7 of the last 10 months, the Ford Focus finally manages to snap the pole position away from the VW Golf in June with 516 sales and 4.7% market share, a full 1.3 percentage point and 139 units above the Golf. The Focus is now #2 year-to-date with 2,288 sales and 3.3% vs. 3,075 and 4.4% for the Golf.
The VW Passat rounds up the podium like last month at 349 units and 3.2%, followed by the Toyota Avensis, VW Tiguan and Volvo V70. Already extremely strong in May at #13, the BMW X3 improves further in June to reach a brilliant 11th place with 224 sales and 2% share, making Norway the X3’s best performing country in the world by far. Other stars this month in Norway are the Mazda CX-5 up to a fantastic 14th place with 204 units and 1.8%, the Subaru XV at #15, the Kia Sportage at #17 and the Peugeot 208 at #26.
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One year ago: Norway June 2011: VW Passat takes the lead
Full June 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.