Car sales are up 12% this month in Norway at 12,901 units, and the best seller is the VW Golf again, at 5.5% and 714 sales, a comfortable 310 sales above the Volvo V70, up 2 spots at #2 with 404 sales and 3.1% share. All other models are under 3%, including the Toyota Avensis (2.9%) and the VW Passat (2.7%).
For the third month in a row the Mitsubishi ASX is the star in Norway: from #11 and 1.9% in January, to #10 and 2.1% in February, it is now up to #5 and 2.6%, passing its closest competitor the Nissan Qashqai (#9)… On the podium in April?
Full Top 15 Ranking Table below.
The year is looking better and better in Norway, with cars sales up 16% in February at 10,543 registrations. The VW Golf stays in the lead and the Toyota Avensis stays #2, however both with lower market shares than in January, at 5% and 3.1% respectively.
The Volvo V70 jumps back up to 3rd, followed by the VW Passat and the Ford Mondeo. The Mitsubishi ASX breaks into the Top 10 with 222 sales and 2.1%, in all likeliness the first time it does so anywhere in the world.
Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.
Good start of the year for the Norwegian market, up 7% in January at 10,372 registrations. No surprise on top, the VW Golf is #1 with 637 sales and 6.1%, ahead of the Toyota Avensis at 414 sales and 4% and the Toyota Auris at 409 sales and 3.9%. The Nissan Qashqai is 4th followed by the VW Polo.
This month’s best performance goes to the Mitsubishi ASX: the small Japanese SUV is 11th with 202 sales and 1.9%, missing the Top 10 by only 1 unit! Norway should in all likeliness be its best market in the world. Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.
Norwegian car sales are up 29% in 2010 at 127,754 registrations, and in December, the Volvo V70 (#1 at 658 sales and 6.5%) and XC60 (#5 at 284 sales and 2.8%) post very strong figures. The VW Golf is the best selling car in Norway over the full year 2010 by a large margin with 8,229 sales and 6.4% of the market, up a massive 52% over 2009.
The Volvo V70 goes from #5 to #2 this year with 4,635 sales (+47%) and the Toyota Avensis drops 1 spot at #3 and 3,921 sales (-3%), just above the Nissan Qashqai (3,870 sales and +40%).
More commentaries, December Top 10 and Full Year 2010 Top 20 below.
In November the Norwegian car market is up a very healthy 24%, and 33% year-to-date. No surprise in the lead, the VW Golf is king with 7.7% market share, ahead of the Volvo V70 at 4.1%. Both models are above their YTD levels.
The Ford Mondeo compensates for a very weak October figure (17th) and climbs onto the podium with 424 sales and 3.6%, keeping the Toyota Avensis at bay in 4th at 3%.
The performance of the month goes to the Mitsubishi Outlander which scores an impressive 8th position, up from 20th in October and 17th YTD, with 283 sales and 2.4% market share.
Full Top 15 Ranking table below.
The Norwegian car market is on the up in 2010 with 10,683 registrations in October (+5%) and 105,710 sales over 10 months (+34%).
The VW Golf “owns” Norway with close to 7% market share in October and 6.4% year-to-date, nearly double the #2, the Volvo V70 which, thanks to a very satisfying 3.7% market share in October, passes the Toyota Avensis in the year-to-date rankings. The Nissan Qashqai also handles well with 2.9% in October (3rd) and 3.2% year-to-date (4th).
Full Top 20 ranking table and more commentaries below.
Norwegian car sales drop below the 100,000 mark in 2009 at -11% and 98,675 units. The VW Golf holds onto the pole position and improves its market share significantly at 5.5% and 5,401 sales.
The new gen Toyota Avensis is up two spots in 2nd position with 4,044 sales and 4.1% (+15%), passing the Ford Mondeo at 3,466 sales (-27%) and the VW Passat at 3,210 sales (-25%). The Volvo V70 and Nissan Qashqai are both up two spots at #5 and 6 and the Skoda Octavia is up 5 in 7th place.
The best new entrant in the Top 20 is the all-new Opel Insignia at #12 with 2,015 sales and 2% share. The Volvo XC60 is #15 and the Toyota Prius breaks into the Top 20 for the first time at #17 and 1,619 sales.
Full Top 20 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Toyota Avensis picture.