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Norwegian new car sales resist in August, up a respectable 3% year-on-year to 11,790 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 93,065 units, up 2% on 2011. As usual the VW Golf is the best-selling model in the country, selling 566 units this month for a 4.8% share and bringing its year-to-date to 4,253 sales and 4.6%. For the first time since last January, the Toyota Yaris is up to a formidable 2nd place thanks to 453 units and 3.8%. It is now #6 year-to-date at 2.7% share.
The performance of the month in Norway is once again delivered by the Subaru XV, up 3 spots to a best-ever 6th place with a record 272 sales and 2.3% share. This is the 2nd highest ranking ever reached by the XV anywhere in the world below the #4 position it held in Switzerland last month. Other great performers in August in Norway include the VW Polo up 8 spots to #7, the Toyota Prius up 17 to #11, the Nissan Leaf also up 7 to #13, the Peugeot 208 up 21 to #15, the VW Beetle up to #33 vs. #78 year-to-date and the VW Up! up to #36 vs. #77
Previous month: Norway July 2012: Subaru XV breaks into Top 10
Full August 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.