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Iceland November 2022: Tesla Model Y and Polestar 2 on top, Nissan Ariya #12, sales up 33.8%

The Nissan Ariya has landed in Iceland.

The Icelandic new car market surges 33.8% year-on-year in November to 1,295 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 31.8% to 15,228. Note market data has been updated to discard used cars. Tesla (+316.7%) soars to the brands top spot with a tremendous 21.2% share and climbs to #4 year-to-date as a result. Toyota (+89.6%) also vastly outpaces the market but stays at #2. Leader last month, Kia (+59.8%) drops to #3 despite a strong year-on-year evolution. Polestar (+2066.7%) scores a fantastic 10% market share at #4, distancing sister brand Volvo (+31.5% and #5) for the 2nd straight month. Only Ford (+116.7%) beats the market in the remainder of the Top 10.

Over in the models ranking, the Tesla Model Y is up 19 spots on October to land in pole position with 21.2% share, accounting for 99.6% of the brand’s sales this month. The Polestar 2 climbs to a record 2nd place overall, making the Top 2 100% EV. The Kia Sportage is down one rank to #3 ahead of the Volvo XC40 and Ford Kuga. The Peugeot 3008 and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado make it 7 SUVs in the Top 7, with the Toyota Yaris, Kia Ceed and Toyota Corolla rounding out the Top 10. The Citroen e-C4 lifts to #11 overall while the Nissan Ariya lands directly at #12, its highest ranking in the world. The Mazda CX-60 also makes its first appearance in the Icelandic Top 20 at #16 with the Toyota bZ4X debuting at #23.

Previous month: Iceland October 2022: Dacia Duster leads, Polestar 2 #5, 16 SUVs in Top 17

Full November 2022 Top 30 all brands and Top 20 models below.

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