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Norway 2008: VW Golf reclaims lead, Ford Mondeo #2

Car sales in Norway are down 15% in 2008 at 110,617 registrations, and the renewed VW Golf takes the lead in the country for the first time in 8 years at 5,079 sales and 4.6%.

The Ford Mondeo, renewed last year, is up 8 spots to a brilliant 2nd place with 4,745 sales and 4.3%. The VW Passat is down 2 spots in 3rd at 4,262 units, ahead of the Toyota Avensis at 3,519 sales. The Toyota Auris reaches a best-ever 5th spot at 3,512 sales.

The two best new entrants in the Top 10 are the Nissan Qashqai in 8th at 2,979 units and the VW Tiguan in 9th at 2,956 sales (both at 2.7% share), making Norway by far its most successful country in the world.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the VW Tiguan picture.

Ford Mondeo

VW Tiguan

Norway Full Year 2008:

Pos Model 2008 % 08/07 2007 % Pos
1 VW Golf 5,079 4.6% -16% 6,076 4.7% 2
2 Ford Mondeo 4,745 4.3% 52% 3,123 2.4% 10
3 VW Passat 4,262 3.9% -41% 7,194 5.6% 1
4 Toyota Avensis 3,519 3.2% -37% 5,621 4.4% 3
5 Toyota Auris 3,512 3.2% 1% 3,470 2.7% 7
6 Audi A4 3,436 3.1% 45% 2,369 1.8% 16
7 Volvo V70 3,296 3.0% -21% 4,169 3.2% 4
8 Nissan Qashqai 2,979 2.7% 40% 2,123 1.6% 22
9 VW Tiguan 2,956 2.7% new 132 0.1%
10 Ford Focus 2,877 2.6% -5% 3,038 2.4% 11
11 Mitsubishi Outlander 2,673 2.4% 2% 2,633 2.0% 14
12 Skoda Octavia 2,278 2.1% -35% 3,499 2.7% 6
13 Toyota RAV4 2,166 2.0% -47% 4,118 3.2% 5
14 Toyota Yaris 2,134 1.9% -27% 2,939 2.3% 12
15 Honda CR-V 2,121 1.9% -33% 3,175 2.5% 9
16 BMW 3 Series 2,004 1.8% -1% 2,029 1.6%
17 Mazda6 1,940 1.8% 57% 1,235 1.0%
18 Peugeot 308 1,925 1.7% new 103 0.1%
19 Volvo V50 1,747 1.6% -14% 2,034 1.6%
20 Audi A3 1,727 1.6% -19% 2,136 1.7% 21

Source: www.ofvas.no

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