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The Norwegian market is up 4% in January to 10.991 registrations, then a decidedly more vigorous 14% in February to 12.222 sales, lifting the year-to-date total to 23.213 units after two months, up 9.5% on the same period in 2015. Volkswagen is still the dominant brand in the country by far but its sales drop 4% year-on-year so far at 3.787 units and 16.3% share. That’s a better hold than #2 Toyota (-12%) and #4 Nissan (-6%). The heroes of this start of 2016 are BMW up 55% to third overall, Volvo up 81% to #6 and Mazda up 70% to #9. Audi (+40%), Renault (+32%) and Porsche (+45%) also advance.
In the models ranking, the VW Golf skids down 11% but at 2.245 deliveries in two months and 9.7% share, it still sells 3 times the #2, the Toyota RAV4 (-22%). The Nissan Leaf (+33%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (+44%) display outlandish gains and overcome the Toyota Auris (-7%), Yaris (-8%) and Skoda Octavia (-6%). The Mazda CX-3 is a runaway hit in Norway: the small crossover ranks 7th in February and 10th so far in 2016. The Suzuki Vitara is #25 and the all-new Volvo XC90 #18. Biggest gainers inside the Top 20 are the BMW i3 (+139%), Ford S-Max (+258%) and Skoda Superb (+344%).
One year ago (Jan): Norway January 2015: VW Golf up to 12.5% share thanks to e-Golf
One year ago (Feb): Norway February 2015: VW Golf stays at stratospheric heights
Full January and February 2016 Top 35 All-brands and Top 200 All-models below.