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Norway November 2020: VW ID.3 leads, MG breaks share and ranking records, Xpeng launches

Xpeng has landed in Norway. Picture

The Norwegian market continues to go against the European trend with a 24.9% surge to 12.533 registrations in November, making Norway the best-performing market in Europe and leading to a year-to-date tally down just -7.8% to 120.838 units. After hitting a record 88.9% share in September and 88.6% in October, electrified vehicles break their share record again in November at 89.4% vs. 72.9% a year ago thanks to sales up 11.214. This includes 7.035 BEV (+90.3%) at 56.1% share vs. 36.9% a year ago, 2.983 PHEV (+31.2%) at 23.8% share vs. 22.7% a year ago and 1.196 HEV (-10.9%) at 9.5% share vs. 13.4% in November 2019. Meanwhile Diesel (5.4%) and Petrol vehicles (5.1%) are down to minuscule shares. Year-to-date, electrified vehicles now hold 81.8% share vs. 68.7% over the same period last year, with BEV (+10.9%) at 52.2% share vs. 43.4%, PHEV (+48%) at 20.4% share vs. 12.7% and HEV (-32.4%) at 9.2% share vs. 12.5% in 2019.

In the brands ranking, Toyota (+52.2%) advances to its second pole position finish of the year after January, displacing long-term leader Volkswagen (+3.7%) while BMW (+8.7%) remains in third place. Mercedes (+129%) secures the largest gain in the Top 10 while MG is up 3 spots on last month to a record 6th place overall, crossing the 5% share threshold for the very first time at 5.1%. Below, Renault (+319.4%), Suzuki (+169.9%), Kia (+148%) and Peugeot (+119%) all post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 20. Polestar has seemingly stabilised, ranking #14 with 2.8% share. Inspired by the success of MG, Chinese EV makers are looking at Norway to launch their fares. This month. Maxus launches the Euniq MPV (10 sales) and Xpeng makes its very first appearance in a foreign chart with the first 3 Norwegian units of its G3 SUV registered.

Model-wise, the VW ID.3 three-peats at #1 with a more down-to-earth 7.9% share, accessing to the #2 spot year-to-date in just 3 months of commercialisation. The podium remains unchanged on October with the Toyota RAV4 (+123.2%) at a record #2 and the MG ZS at a record #3. However the Audi e-Tron (+9.8%) remains the YTD leader by far. The Mercedes EQC (+21550%) celebrates one year in market, with the BMW X1 (+1361.1%), Volvo XC40 (+374.7%), Toyota Yaris (+85.2%) and Hyundai Kona (+68.1%) also sporting surreal year-on-year gains.

Previous month: Norway October 2020: VW ID.3 leads again with surreal 19.1% share, MG ZS on podium, market up 23.6%

One year ago: Norway November 2019: Mazda (+58.9%) places CX-30 at world-best #14 in market down -18.5%

Full November 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 190 All-models below.

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