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The Norwegian new car market bounces back up 10.2% in May to 14.175 registrations, reducing the year-to-date decline to just -0.2% at 63.755 units. Volkswagen (-0.1%) remains in the top spot and is followed by a series of six manufacturers posting double-digit gains: Toyota (+13%), BMW (+37%), Skoda (+55%), Mercedes (+26%), Volvo and Audi (both at +42%). Further down, Suzuki (+40%), Citroen (+73%), Tesla (+45%) and Porsche (+55%) shine.
The VW Golf remains the best-seller in Norway, improving 6% year-on-year to 7.9% share with 24% of its sales going to the PHEV variant and 41% to the electric variant. It is followed this month by the VW Passat (67% PHEV) and the Toyota Auris (97% hybrid). The Skoda Octavia leaps up 36% to 4th place and advances to #7 year-to-date but the big news in the Norwegian rankings this month is a little further down: confirming Norway is at the cutting edge of alternatively fuelled vehicles acceptance, the all-new Opel Ampera-e jumps up to 15th place with 1.6% market share and should lift further up in the coming months. Norway has also been hungry with new launches recently, with the Toyota C-HR (#8), Volvo V90 (#10) and Skoda Kodiaq (#14) all instant blockbusters.
One year ago: Norway May 2016: Toyota up 46%, hybrids represent 88%
Full May 2017 Top 40 All-brands and Top 219 All-models below.