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Norway May 2015: PHEV tax cut pushes Outlander up to #2

Mitsubishi Outlander Norway May 2015Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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The Norwegian new car market continues to evolve at slightly lower levels than a year ago: down 2% in May to 12.036 registrations and down 1% year-to-date to 60.185 units. Once neck to neck in Norway, Volkswagen and Toyota behave in diametrically opposite ways in 2015: the German carmaker is up 21% in May to 17.2% share and up 36% year-to-date to 18.2% whereas the Japanese manufacturer is down 20% this month to 9.6% and at -3% so far this year at 11.2% share. Volvo is up 10% to #3, Ford up 19% to #4, Mercedes up 22% to #6, Mitsubishi up 31% to #13 and Subaru more than doubling its sales year-on-year to #15. The models ranking is more than ever influenced by tax breaks towards eco-friendly vehicles, with a recent tax cut for plug-in hybrids adding another category that will see a sales boost in the coming months.

Volvo XC90 Norway May 2015The new Volvo XC90 ranks higher in Norway than in Sweden this month.

The living proof is the VW Golf: out of the 1.323 sales allowing it a gargantuan 11% market share in May, 606 (46%) are the electric e-Golf and 221 (17%) are the plug-in hybrid. The Mitsubishi Outlander leaps up to 2nd place overall thanks to its PHEV variant representing 86% of its Norwegian sales and the all-electric Tesla Model S is back up 5 spots to #5 with 346 deliveries and 2.9% share, remaining #2 year-to-date at 2.108 units and 3.5%. Further down, notice the Audi A3 spending a 2nd consecutive month at #7 thanks to its plug-in hybrid variant (58% of sales), the Suzuki Vitara up 44 spots to #22, the new generation Volvo XC90 shooting up to #25 (better than at home in Sweden) and the Mazda CX-3 landing at #73 for its first month of sales in Norway.

Previous month: Norway April 2015: VW Golf stuck at all-time high levels

One year ago: Norway May 2014: VW Up up to best-ever #2 spot

Full May 2015 Top 35 All-brands and Top 100 models below.

Norway May 2015 – brands:

PosBrandMay-15%/14Apr2015%/14PosFY14
1Volkswagen2,07617.2%21%110,96918.2%36%11
2Toyota1,1599.6%-20%26,75011.2%-3%22
3Volvo9427.8%10%43,3055.5%-17%63
4Ford7476.2%19%83,4695.8%7%56
5BMW6935.8%-5%33,4965.8%-22%44
6Mercedes6795.6%22%72,8974.8%9%89
7Skoda5854.9%-15%53,0015.0%0%77
8Audi5854.9%-19%62,6244.4%-17%98
9Mitsubishi5774.8%31%122,1733.6%-7%1212
10Nissan5144.3%-33%103,7236.2%-13%35
11Mazda5084.2%-12%92,2063.7%-12%1111
12Peugeot4904.1%3%112,3303.9%-16%1010
13Kia3903.2%-8%141,7502.9%4%1413
14Tesla3462.9%-7%172,1083.5%-19%1314
15Subaru3192.7%101%131,2972.2%30%1718
16Opel2752.3%0%161,3922.3%0%1515
17Suzuki2532.1%10%191,3112.2%-6%1616
18Renault1581.3%36%189431.6%49%2021
19Citroen1531.3%-47%159581.6%-11%1917
20Honda1431.2%-39%218421.4%-9%2120
21Hyundai1231.0%-54%209681.6%-11%1819
22Lexus760.6%33%234900.8%97%2223
23Mini630.5%-12%223460.6%-3%2322
24Land Rover510.4%54%242620.4%-17%2424
25Fiat340.3%-32%261090.2%-41%2727
26Porsche300.2%-46%251620.3%1%2526
27Smart260.2%2500%29380.1%660%2934
28Jeep240.2%85%271110.2%192%2628
29Jaguar60.0%50%31210.0%-19%3031
30Dacia30.0%-83%28780.1%11%2829
31Alfa Romeo30.0%-62%32190.0%-46%3130
32Aston Martin20.0%n/a3340.0%n/a34
33Chevrolet10.0%-100%3440.0%0%3525
34Morgan10.0%0%10.0%0%3839
35Lancia10.0%n/a10.0%n/a39

Norway May 2015 – models:

PosModelMay-15%Apr2015%PosFY14
1VW Golf1,32311.0%16,85111.4%11
2Mitsubishi Outlander3993.3%91,3662.3%812
3Toyota Yaris3713.1%61,7462.9%66
4Toyota Auris3522.9%22,0253.4%32
5Tesla Model S3462.9%102,1083.5%25
6Skoda Octavia3292.7%31,8513.1%54
7Audi A33032.5%71,2372.1%1117
8Toyota RAV42962.5%81,9683.3%49
9Mazda CX-52862.4%41,2532.1%107
10Volvo V702722.3%129281.5%1511
11Ford Focus2422.0%149151.5%1619
12VW Passat2362.0%51,2772.1%914
13Ford Mondeo2321.9%111,0231.7%1344
14Volvo V402111.8%157571.3%2010
15Mercedes B Class2071.7%186271.0%2466
16Peugeot 3081961.6%177761.3%1920
17Nissan Qashqai1881.6%271,1691.9%1213
18Nissan Leaf1761.5%211,4252.4%73
19Volvo V601541.3%305891.0%2721
20Volvo XC601521.3%198131.4%1715
21Mercedes C Class1441.2%227931.3%1830
22Suzuki Vitara1421.2%562670.4%61161
23VW Tiguan1401.2%206651.1%2216
24Ford Fiesta1391.2%395400.9%3226
25Volvo XC901331.1%n/a1330.2%94230
26Subaru Forester1321.1%235470.9%3138
27VW Up!1301.1%139451.6%148
28Kia Sportage1291.1%286471.1%2324
29BMW i31291.1%355670.9%2922
30VW Polo1251.0%166181.0%2625
31Skoda Fabia1110.9%334190.7%4288
32Subaru Outback1100.9%244780.8%37
33Opel Corsa1090.9%373810.6%45149
34Renault Zoe1030.9%266181.0%2580
35BMW X3970.8%255620.9%3029
36Mercedes CLA930.8%523180.5%5155
37BMW 2 Series910.8%673570.6%46119
38Audi A4890.7%453840.6%4428
39BMW 3 Series800.7%404920.8%3623
40Kia Picanto800.7%712490.4%6359
41Suzuki SX4/ S-Cross790.7%327271.2%2118
42BMW 5 Series780.6%314710.8%3832
43Mitsubishi ASX780.6%503840.6%4331
44Mazda6770.6%423420.6%4854
45Toyota Prius750.6%494330.7%4043
46Mazda3740.6%444620.8%3933
47Honda CR-V740.6%434220.7%4137
48BMW 1 Series740.6%622380.4%6748
49Opel Mokka720.6%475050.8%3540
50Kia Soul670.6%583350.6%4963
51Peugeot 2008670.6%462720.5%6034
52Audi A6660.5%413560.6%4757
53Mercedes A Class660.5%602780.5%5935
54Nissan X-Trail650.5%295791.0%2873
55Subaru XV590.5%892180.4%7252
56Mercedes GLA580.5%683090.5%5346
57Ford Kuga560.5%485270.9%3427
58Mitsubishi i-MiEV550.5%852480.4%6583
59Peugeot 208530.4%512850.5%5842
60Skoda Rapid530.4%721870.3%8053
61Lexus NX520.4%833070.5%54104
62VW Transporter500.4%812320.4%7178
63Citroen C4 Cactus490.4%343040.5%5674
64Audi Q5480.4%592340.4%7041
65Opel Insignia460.4%782540.4%6239
66Mini460.4%652050.3%7379
67Citroen C-Zero460.4%381410.2%9286
68Ford S-Max450.4%922380.4%6650
69Peugeot 3008440.4%531880.3%7865
70Mitsubishi Space Star440.4%931610.3%8677
71Mercedes E Class420.3%692360.4%6949
72Kia Rio420.3%841800.3%8182
73Mazda CX-3420.3%420.1%133
74Skoda Superb410.3%552480.4%6445
75Peugeot iOn370.3%542990.5%5791
76Honda Civic360.3%613180.5%5061
77Skoda Yeti360.3%702360.4%6856
78Peugeot 508360.3%952010.3%7567
79Renault Captur360.3%861940.3%7768
80Hyundai i20350.3%365280.9%3369
81Audi Q3330.3%572030.3%7458
82Honda Jazz330.3%n/a1020.2%10194
83Suzuki Swift320.3%643090.5%5262
84BMW X1320.3%881980.3%7647
85BMW X4320.3%821730.3%82102
86BMW 4 Series320.3%751720.3%8392
87Kia Cee’d310.3%741870.3%7964
88Opel Astra300.2%911490.2%9075
89BMW X5280.2%971590.3%8770
90Hyundai ix35280.2%791450.2%9172
91Audi A1280.2%761370.2%9360
92Mazda2280.2%77940.2%106113
93Land Rover Discovery Sport280.2%n/a660.1%123
94Hyundai i30270.2%731090.2%9989
95Toyota Aygo260.2%991650.3%8584
96Smart Fortwo260.2%n/a350.1%139211
97Nissan Pulsar250.2%631710.3%84162
98Citroen C4 Picasso250.2%661530.3%88n/a
99Peugeot 5008250.2%901210.2%9896
100VW Sharan240.2%102900.1%10899
101Kia Venga240.2%n/a640.1%125136

Source: OFV, many thanks to Jan for sharing the data.

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