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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.

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

Norway January 2019 – brands:

PosBrandJan-19%/18DecFY18
1Volkswagen1,38815.4%0.3%11
2BMW1,04411.6%-7.0%44
3Toyota  8719.7%-24.5%62
4Nissan7878.7%252.9%73
5Volvo  7648.5%17.5%35
6Hyundai7147.9%111.2%812
7Mitsubishi4374.9%267.2%911
8Skoda  3423.8%-13.9%57
9Peugeot3203.6%-32.6%149
10Ford2803.1%-45.6%1310
11Kia2673.0%-30.3%1214
12Mercedes2352.6%-23.7%118
13Suzuki2072.3%-28.4%1818
14Tesla1862.1%-13.5%26
15Renault1711.9%-51.7%1015
16Mazda 1711.9%-27.8%1716
17Audi1611.8%-39.0%1613
18Opel1241.4%-41.8%2217
19Jaguar1011.1%910.0%1521
20Mini861.0%24.6%2422
21Honda810.9%19.1%2524
22Citroen730.8%-56.5%2120
23Lexus560.6%33.3%1923
24Subaru320.4%-54.3%2019
25Land Rover250.3%-34.2%2727
26Porsche200.2%-52.4%2325
27DS180.2%800.0%3433
28Alfa Romeo140.2%100.0%2626
29Dacia130.1%18.2%3228
30Seat50.1%-61.5%3030
31Smart50.1%-64.3%3129
32Fiat30.0%200.0%2831
33Jeep30.0%0.0%2932
34Maserati00.0%-100.0%3536
35Ssangyong00.0%-100.0% –35

Norway January 2019 – models:

PosModelJan-19%/18DecPos
1VW Golf7908.8%4.8%12
2Nissan Leaf 6737.5%1395.6%31
3BMW i36196.9%0.8%73
4Mitsubishi Outlander4164.6%288.8%55
5Hyundai Ioniq3664.1%92.6%1013
6Hyundai Kona3263.6%986.7%n/an/a
7Volvo XC602482.8%54.0%67
8Toyota C-HR2252.5%11.4%1612
9Toyota RAV42152.4%0.9%129
10Toyota Yaris1872.1%-41.4%176
11Skoda Octavia1601.8%-1.8%811
12Volvo V901601.8%-29.5%1114
13VW T-Roc1601.8%70.2%2018
14Renault Zoe1551.7%-53.6%910
15Tesla Model X1501.7%42.9%24
16Volvo V401411.6%69.9%n/an/a
17BMW 2 Series1391.5%-14.7%1417
18Ford Focus1341.5%103.0%n/an/a
19Toyota Auris1291.4%-49.0%1816
20VW Tiguan1181.3%43.9%n/an/a

Source: OFV AS

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