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Norway August 2013: Mazda CX-5 only 8 units below VW Golf, Tesla above Honda, Citroen and Renault!

Mazda CX-5 Norway August 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frMazda CX-5

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 20 models and Top 33 All-brands! See title *

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The Norwegian new car market is down 1% year-on-year in August to 11,660 registrations, which means the year-to-date total is now up by only 0.6% on 2012 at 93,616 units. If the VW Golf maintains itself in pole position thanks to 514 sales and 4.4% share and thus reinforcing its 2013 year-to-date lead, the big event is in 2nd place: the Mazda CX-5 misses the top spot in Norway for only 8 units at 506 sales! Although it is the 5th time the CX-5 ranks #2 in Norway (all of them this year), it is the closest it’s ever been to top a country’s sales charts, anywhere in the world! The Toyota Auris delivers a great month as well, up 5 ranks on July to land on the third spot of the podium, helping Toyota take the brand crown away from Volkswagen for the 2nd month running.

Tesla Model S Norway August 2013. Picture courtesy of klikk.noTesla Model S

Norway is the European champion of eco-friendly cars, and this month is another proof. The Nissan Leaf is back up 3 spots to rank 4th with 448 sales and 3.8% share. It’s the nameplate’s 2nd best ranking and monthly volume (below the #2 and 455 units it reached last April) but by far its best-ever market share in the country and in the world. Other striking event confirming Norway’s electric car leadership: the Tesla Model S makes its very first appearance in any country’s Top 20 at #15 with 185 sales and 1.6% share! This also means Tesla is up to #17 in the brands ranking, above manufacturers like Honda, Citroen, Suzuki and Renault!

Peugeot 2008 Norway August  2013. Picture courtesy of LargusPeugeot 2008

Finally, notice the Audi A3 up 4 spots on July to #12, and the Peugeot 2008 breaking into the Norwegian Top 20 for the first time at #19 with 167 sales and 1.4% share.

Previous month: Norway July 2013: Mazda CX-5 back up to #2, Toyota RAV4 #4

One year ago: Norway August 2012: Subaru XV up to #6

Full August 2013 Top 20 models, Top 15 LCV and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Norway August 2013 – models:

PosModelAug%Jul2013%Pos2012
1VW Golf5144.4%15,0325.4%11
2Mazda CX-55064.3%23,2303.5%224
3Toyota Auris4593.9%82,7923.0%411
4Nissan Leaf4483.8%72,6902.9%513
5Toyota Yaris4263.7%32,9133.1%37
6Toyota RAV43683.2%42,3392.5%722
7Skoda Octavia3242.8%91,7701.9%1310
8VW Tiguan2722.3%131,9882.1%114
9Ford Focus2582.2%112,2792.4%92
10VW Passat2261.9%142,0862.2%103
11Volvo V402171.9%52,3392.5%861
12Audi A32131.8%161,3881.5%1832
13Nissan Qashqai2001.7%61,9772.1%128
14Mitsubishi Outlander1881.6%122,3522.5%628
15Tesla Model S1851.6%n/a1920.2%n/an/a
16Ford Kuga1841.6%21n/an/an/a47
17Ford Fiesta1841.6%n/an/an/an/a38
18BMW 3 Series1801.5%23n/an/an/a27
19Peugeot 20081671.4%n/an/an/an/a –
20Toyota Avensis1571.3%151,6511.8%156

Note: this ranking features the August sales of the Top 20 year-to-date models and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

Norway August 2013 – brands:

PosBrandAug%Jul2013%Pos2012
1Toyota1,66614.3%112,11112.9%22
2Volkswagen1,55113.3%212,85213.7%11
3Ford8977.7%46,9117.4%34
4Nissan7256.2%65,2715.6%68
5Audi6455.5%55,3235.7%55
6Mazda6285.4%74,3334.6%8n/a
7BMW6205.3%84,5934.9%76
8Volvo5815.0%36,6817.1%43
9Peugeot5634.8%133,7074.0%129
10Skoda5434.7%93,9214.2%117
11Mercedes5134.4%114,0754.4%1010
12Kia4023.4%123,2423.5%13n/a
13Mitsubishi3873.3%104,1624.4%9n/a
14Hyundai3432.9%143,1923.4%14n/a
15Opel2382.0%162,6202.8%15n/a
16Subaru2081.8%152,2072.4%16n/a
17Tesla1851.6%301920.2%27n/a
18Honda1821.6%181,8782.0%17n/a
19Citroen1651.4%171,7901.9%18n/a
20Suzuki1221.0%191,1981.3%19n/a
21Renault1191.0%205520.6%21n/a
22Mini880.8%216300.7%20n/a
23Lexus690.6%233430.4%24n/a
24Chevrolet640.5%223440.4%23n/a
25Fiat510.4%244880.5%22n/a
26Porsche340.3%252460.3%26n/a
27Land Rover280.2%263280.4%25n/a
28Alfa Romeo210.2%271160.1%29n/a
29Dacia130.1%281480.2%28n/a
30Jeep40.0%29470.1%31n/a
31Jaguar30.0%31510.1%30n/a
32Smart10.0%32170.0%32n/a
33SsangYong10.0%34170.0%33n/a

Norway August 2013 – LCV models:

PosModelAug%Jul2013%Pos2012
1VW Caddy40515.6%12,96814.5%11
2VW Transporter29211.2%22,77013.6%22
3Citroen Berlingo2228.5%41,3346.5%34
4Peugeot Partner1967.5%31,3266.5%43
5Mercedes Vito1556.0%59854.8%55
6Toyota Hilux1184.5%66483.2%87
7Ford Transit Custom963.7%96463.2%9n/a
8VW Amarok742.8%86613.2%711
9Mercedes Citan662.5%105242.6%11n/a
10Peugeot Expert632.4%173111.5%1717
11VW Touran612.3%186953.4%69
12Ford Transit Connect562.2%136002.9%106
13Isuzu D-Max542.1%124212.1%1313
14Toyota Land Cruiser512.0%155092.5%1212
15Mercedes Sprinter441.7%143581.8%1414

Source: ofvas.no

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