New car sales in Norway continue on their negative trend in November at -10.4% to 12.313 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down 5% to 135.468. The Top 3 brands however buck the trend with positive results: Volkswagen up 8%, BMW up 7% and Nissan up a smashing 232% thanks to the Leaf. In contrast Tesla (-54%), Toyota (-35%), Skoda (-23%) and Volvo (-19%) all fall but Renault (+74%), Hyundai (+63%) and Mitsubishi (+41%) shine bright in the 2nd half of the Top 10. Further down, Jaguar (+976%), Fiat (+700%), Jeep (+200%) and Alfa Romeo (+33%) stand out in a sea of steep declines led by Audi (-80%), Mercedes (-62%), Ford (-55%), Subaru (-55%), Land Rover (-54%), Porsche (-52%), Peugeot (-35%) and Kia (-33%). Over in the models ranking, the Nissan Leaf (+717%) holds onto the top spot and is headed towards a world-first annual win in Norway, distancing this month the VW Golf (+31%), BMW i3 (+99%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+55%) and Renault Zoe (+118%). The Hyundai Ioniq (+35%) is up three spots on October to #6 while the Jaguar i-Pace is estimated to rank #8, still a world-best position even though it is three spots below last month.
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Full November 2018 Top 40 All-brands and Top 20 models below.