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Norway April 2023: Tesla Model Y #1, Nissan Ariya in Top 10, sales off -7.7%

The Nissan Ariya ranks 9th in Norway in April.

8,976 new cars found a buyer in Norway in April, a further -7.7% year-on-year drop following a -26.1% year-on-year fall in April 2022. The year-to-date tally is now down -10.5% to 37,641. BEVs gain 3.7% to 7,471 sales and 83.3% share vs. 74.2% a year ago and drop -6.8% year-to-date to 31,702 and 84.2% share vs. 80.8% over the same period last year. PHEVs drop -28.4% to 703 for the month and -32.4% to 2,243 year-to-date while HEVs sink -43.7% to 399 in April but gain 19.4% YTD to 2,259. This means electrified sales reach 95.6% share for the month, as petrol cars hold just 1.2% share and diesel is at 1.7%. 

Volkswagen (+71.1%) goes against the gloom environment to jump two spots on March to #1 with 15.8% share vs. 13% so far this year. Tesla (+1077.1%) signs a surreal year-on-year lift to rank #2 with 10.9% share, cementing its YTD leadership at a gargantuan 27.8% share. Toyota (+3%) is down to #3 but still in positive, whereas Volvo (-28.8%) skids. Nissan (+155.7%), Mercedes (+22.6%) and Skoda (+4.3%) all manage an up this month. Strikingly, the next 15 brands all endure double-digit falls. It seems the first wave of Chinese arrivals is petering out, with MG down -12.7%, NIO down -23.2%, BYD off -64.7%, Xpeng down -94.4% and Hongqi off -98.7%. 

Over in the models lane, the Tesla Model Y (+1944.4%) cancels its end-of-quarter month backloading to rank #1 in a start of quarter month for the first time (alongside Denmark). It holds a commanding 10.2% share vs. 6.7% for the #2, the VW ID.4 (+36.8%) also in outstanding shape. The Volvo XC40 (-26.9%), leader a year ago, ranks third above the Skoda Enyaq (-18.8%) and VW ID.3 (+541%). The Audi Q4 e-Tron (+66.8%) and Nissan Leaf (+47.9%) also shine while the BMW ix1 (#8) and Nissan Ariya (#9) break into the Norwegian Top 10 for the first time. Meanwhile the Ford Mustang Mach-E (-13.9%) falls to #10 and the Toyota bZ4X is down 9 spots on last month to #11.

Previous month: Norway March 2023: Tesla Model Y holds 38.4% share, signs highest monthly volume in history

One year ago: Norway April 2022: Volvo and XC40 take control of market falling -26.1%

Full April 2023 Top 48 All brands and Top 193 All models below.

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