The Audi e-Tron and Tesla Model 3 are shaping up to be the heroes of 2019 in Norway.
The Norwegian new car market edges down -4.5% year-on-year in July to 9.178 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up just 1.2% at 87.387. After the traditional end-of-quarter freak surge by Tesla last month (24.5% share), Volkswagen (-12.2%) reclaims the top of the brands ranking in Norway despite a worrying drop. In contrast both Toyota (+9.5%) and Audi (+17.5%) swim upstream to complete the podium. Tesla (+668.8%) still manages the largest gain in the Top 20 thanks to the addition of the Model 3 but Jaguar (+547.6%) is also up spectacularly due to the introduction of the i-Pace. Hyundai (+82.2%) and Volvo (+69.1%) also impress in the Top 10 while below Renault (+38.4%) and Citroen (+26.9%) make waves but most carmakers endure severe double-digit drops, such as Mitsubishi (-67.5%), Mercedes (-50.4%), Mazda (-47.8%), Nissan (-39.8%), Kia (-38.5%) and Peugeot (-20.5%).
Model-wise, the VW Golf (+15.1%) is strong and snaps the pole position for the 5th time this year – every month bar March and June which were freak Tesla Model 3 deliveries. The Nissan Leaf (-40.4%) is up 4 spots on June to #2 but its hit full frontal but we find the hero of the month in third place: the Audi e-Tron manages a third consecutive month above 500 monthly registrations and smashes its share record at 5.6%. The new Toyota Corolla lands in 4th place just above the RAV4 with the Tesla Model 3 rounding up the Top 6. Excellent performances also by the Hyundai Kona up to #7, the Renault Zoe (+204.8%) and Tesla Model S (+495.8%) but the Jaguar i-Pace is down 8 spots on June to #17.
Full July 2019 Top 20 brands and models below.