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Norway January 2019: Jaguar (+910%), Mitsubishi (+267%), Nissan (+253%) up, Hyundai Kona #6

Hyundai Kona sales are lifted up by the new EV variant.

New car sales in Norway edge down 2.2% year-on-year in January to 9.004 registrations, with Volkswagen (+0.3%) going against the grain with a slim uptick to 15.4% share vs. 13.6% over the FY2018. BMW (-7%) leaps up two spots on December and FY18 to #2 with 11.6% of the market vs. 8.3% in FY18, whereas Toyota (-24.5%) is in difficulty in 3rd place. Jaguar (+910%), DS (+800%), Mitsubishi (+267.2%), Nissan (+252.9%), Hyundai (+111.2%), Lexus (+33.3%), Mini (+24.6%), Honda (+19.1%), Dacia (+18.2%) and Volvo (+17.5%) all post spectacular gains further down the ranking. Reversely, Citroen (-56.5%), Subaru (-54.3%), Porsche (-52.4%), Renault (-51.7%), Ford (-45.6%), Peugeot (-32.6%), Kia (-30.3%), Suzuki (-28.4%), Mazda (-27.8%), Mercedes (-23.7%) all implode. Model-wise, the VW Golf (+4.8%) remains in the lead, followed by the Nissan Leaf – 2018’s winner – up 15-fold on a year ago, the BMW i3 (+0.8%), the Mitsubishi Outlander (+288.8%) and Hyundai Ioniq (+92.6%). The newcomer of the month is the Hyundai Kona lifted up 986.7% year-on-year by the new EV variant, while the Ford Focus (+103%), VW T-Roc (+70.2%), Volvo V40 (+69.9%), XC60 (+54%), VW Tiguan (+43.9%) and Tesla Model X (+42.9%) also shine. The Jaguar i-Pace misses out on a Top 20 finish this month.

Previous post: Norway Full Year 2018: Green cars hit world-best 60.2% share, Nissan Leaf snaps first annual top spot, Renault Zoe in Top 10

One year ago: Norway January 2018: Zoe pulls Renault up 16% in market down 29.5%

Full January 2019 Top 35 brands and Top 20 models below.

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