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The Norwegian new car market drops 3.6% year-on-year in February to 11.788 units but a 19% surge in January keeps the year-to-date volumes in positive at +7% and 24.843 deliveries. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand despite sales down 13% to 1.782 and 15.1% share, this month distancing Toyota (-2%) with BMW in third place and very strong again: up 23% to 9.3% share thanks to the i3 ranking #3 this month. Volvo (+22%) and Mercedes (+21%) are the other great performers in the February Top 10, ranking at #4 and #5 respectively. Further down, Suzuki (+45%), Hyundai (+67%), Renault (+207%), Alfa Romeo (+300%) and Jaguar (+420%) impress.
Model-wise, the VW Golf is still the best-seller in Norway but it slices its sales in two year-on-year (-49%) to 641 units and 5.4% share. Looking into the February Golf sales by variant, they are split almost evenly: 35% go to the e-Golf, 31% are the PHEV variant, leaving 34% for the “standard” variant. In second place we find the VW Passat surging 72% year-on-year to 533 units, 433 or 81% going to the PHEV variant and making the Passat the PHEV king in Norway this month. The all-electric BMW i3 ranks third as detailed above, but the biggest performance in the Top 10 is delivered by the Volvo V90, up 14 ranks on January to break into the Norwegian Top 10 for the first time at #7, with 64% of its sales going to the new 4WD Cross Country variant. Among other recent launches, the Toyota C-HR is down one spot on last month to #13, the Kia Niro is up 3 to #15 and the Suzuki Ignis is up 46 to #27.
Previous month: Norway January 2017: BMW up 41%, threatens VW for first place
One year ago: Norway January-February 2016: Mazda CX-3 inside Top 10
Full February 2017 Top 35 All-brands and Top 210 All-models below.