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Norway LCV FY 2012: VW Caddy & Transporter tighten their grip

VW Transporter

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New Light Commercial Vehicle sales finish the year on a depressed note: down 35% to 2,611 registrations in December, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 31,850 units, down 10% on 2011. In spite of a spike from the VW Transporter in December (#1 at 17% share!), the VW Caddy remains the best-seller in the category with 5,270 sales and 16.5%, up a beautiful 13% on 2011, with the Transporter at #2 with 3,823 units and 12% share, up 5%. All-in-all, the two VW vans grab 28.5% of the Norwegian LCV market this year, vs. 23.4% in 2011.

The Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo are both up one spot to #3 and #4 respectively, while the Mercedes Vito is up 3 to #5, the Ford Connect is stable at #6 and the Toyota Hilux is up 3 to #7. Bad year for the Toyota Hiace down 67% and 5 ranks to #8. Other good performers include the Toyota Land Cruiser up 17% to #12, the Isuzu D-Max up 16% to #13 and the Peugeot Expert up 20% to #17.

Previous month: Norway LCV November 2012: VW Amarok #6 again

Full Year and December 2012 Top 20 Ranking Tables below.

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