The MG ZS is up to #2 in Iceland in September.
The Icelandic new car market is up 3.4% year-on-year in September to 1,446 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally up 32.9% to 16,014. Emboldened by end-of-quarter deliveries, Tesla (-22.3%) shoots up to the brands pole position with 21.5% share but is down significantly year-on-year, as are Kia (-18.8%) and Hyundai (-33.5%) who complete the podium. In contrast Toyota (+23.3%), Mercedes (+106.8%) and MG (+1014.3%!) all score flamboyant gains below. Peugeot (+223.5%) and Suzuki (+412.5%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10 with Skoda (+12.9%) being more discreet but still beating the market. Below, Aiways is up 14 spots on August to break into the Icelandic Top 20 for the first time at #18, outselling such established brands as Renault, Nissan, Mazda and Honda.
Model-wise, the Tesla Model Y jumps from outside the August Top 25 directly into first place as it did a year ago in September 2021. The American model holds a gargantuan 17.4% share thanks to bulk deliveries but ranks #5 year-to-date with 3.4% of the market only. The MG ZS also impresses and climbs a further four spots on last month to #2 vs. #29 year-to-date. The Tesla Model 3 rounds out the podium at #3 vs. #35 so far this year, and the Hyundai i10 also shines at #4 vs. #55 YTD. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is down one rank on August and its YTD spot to #5. Excellent showings also by the Kia Niro at #6 vs. #22 YTD, the VW Taigo at #9 vs. #53 and the Suzuki Vitara at #10 vs. #24. The Aiways U5 climbs to a best-ever #13. Still #1 year-to-date, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ranks at #17 for the month.
Previous month: Iceland August 2022: Dacia Duster 3peats at #1, sales up 5.4%
Full September 2022 Top 35 all brands and Top 25 models below.