In April 2013 Nissan Leaf advanced in second place in Norway.

In April 2013, the Norwegian car market posted a robust recovery with 13.988 sales which were up 28.6% from last year. Thanks to this increase, year-to-date April 2013 were now positive. Indeed, total sales were 47.684 units, up 4.4%.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Volkswagen posted an outstanding month, selling 2.200 units with a share of 15.7%, up 2.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date April sales were 6.912 with a share of 14.5%. Volkswagen held 3 models in the top 20, with the Golf as market leader.

Toyota was 2nd, selling 1.645 units with a share of 11.8%, down 0.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.733 with a share of 12.0%. Toyota held 5 models in the top 20, with the Auris in 3rd position.

Volvo was 3rd, selling 1.060 units with a share of 7.6%, down 0.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.569 with a share of 12.0%. The best-selling model was the V40 in 6th position.

Audi advanced in 4th position (7th year-to-date) selling 987 units with a share of 7.1%, up 2.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.713 with a share of 5.7%. The top model was the A4 in 15th position.

Ford was 5th (4th year-to-date) selling 950 units with a share of 6.8%, up 0.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.995 with a share of 6.3%.The best-selling model was the Focus in 7th position.

In the table below, the top 10 brands, ranked by year-to-date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

Volkswagen

2.200

6.912

13,1%

15,3%

15,4%

15,7%

14,0%

13,4%

15,7%

14,5%

2

Toyota

1.645

5.733

13,5%

12,0%

12,3%

11,3%

12,1%

12,1%

11,8%

12,0%

3

Volvo

1.060

3.569

8,2%

8,4%

7,1%

9,0%

7,4%

7,7%

7,6%

7,5%

4

Ford

950

2.995

8,5%

8,3%

7,7%

7,4%

6,1%

6,2%

6,8%

6,3%

5

Mazda

414

2.258

2,2%

2,6%

2,6%

2,7%

5,5%

5,5%

3,0%

4,7%

6

Nissan

814

2.620

5,6%

4,3%

4,9%

4,4%

5,4%

5,8%

5,8%

5,5%

7

Audi

987

2.713

6,3%

6,1%

6,3%

5,5%

5,1%

4,5%

7,1%

5,7%

8

Bmw

646

2.304

5,7%

5,5%

4,8%

5,1%

4,9%

4,4%

4,6%

4,8%

9

Mitsubishi

648

2.165

3,8%

4,8%

3,6%

3,3%

4,5%

4,5%

4,6%

4,5%

10

Mercedes

705

2.213

4,0%

3,8%

3,7%

4,7%

4,5%

4,3%

5,0%

4,6%

Looking at single model performance, the Volkswagen Golf in 1st sold 903 units with a share of 6.5%, up 1.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.869 with a share of 6.0%.

The Leaf was 2nd, up 2 spots from March, selling 455 units with a share of 3.3%, up 0.5 points from the previous month, followed by the Auris in 3rd with 431 sales and a sahre of 3.1%, down 0.6 points from the previous month.

The Toyota RAV4 was 4th, up 27 spots from March, selling 410 units with a share of 2.9%, up 1.8 points from the previous month, followed by the Outlander in 5th, up 6 spots from March, with 387 sales and a share of 2.8%, up 0.6 points from the previous month.

The Volvo 40 was 6th selling 369 units with a share of 2.6%, up 0.1 points from the previous month, followed by the Focus in 7th with 325 sales and a share of 2.3%, down 0.2 points from March, and by the Passat in 8th wth 324 sales and a share of 2.3%, down 0.1 points from the previous month.

In the table below, the top 20 models, ranked for the last month position:

Rank Apr

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

Model

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

1

1

Volkswagen Golf

903

2.869

4,2%

4,7%

4,7%

4,7%

5,8%

5,2%

6,5%

6,0%

2

4

13

Nissan Leaf

455

1.304

1,7%

1,2%

1,8%

1,8%

2,5%

2,8%

3,3%

2,7%

3

3

11

Toyota Auris

431

1.410

1,9%

2,1%

1,7%

1,7%

2,9%

3,7%

3,1%

3,0%

4

31

23

Toyota RAV4

410

744

1,7%

1,2%

1,0%

0,3%

1,0%

1,1%

2,9%

1,6%

5

11

39

Mitsubishi Outlander

387

1.280

0,8%

0,5%

0,0%

0,0%

2,7%

2,2%

2,8%

2,7%

6

5

49

Volvo V40

369

1.142

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

2,3%

2,5%

2,6%

2,4%

7

6

2

Ford Focus

325

1.159

3,0%

3,6%

3,0%

2,8%

2,5%

2,5%

2,3%

2,4%

8

8

3

Volkswagen Passat

324

1.101

2,5%

3,4%

3,1%

3,0%

2,3%

2,4%

2,3%

2,3%

9

10

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

316

1.061

2,9%

3,0%

2,4%

2,9%

2,2%

2,2%

2,3%

2,2%

10

9

7

Toyota Yaris

297

1.330

3,0%

2,2%

2,7%

2,8%

3,1%

2,2%

2,1%

2,8%

11

7

8

Nissan Qashqai

266

997

2,4%

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

2,2%

2,4%

1,9%

2,1%

12

14

5

Volvo V70

264

952

2,9%

2,7%

2,4%

3,2%

2,0%

2,0%

1,9%

2,0%

13

13

 

Mercedes A Class

260

929

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

1,9%

14

24

10

Skoda Octavia

252

839

1,7%

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

1,8%

15

19

20

Audi A4

247

734

1,1%

1,5%

1,5%

1,5%

1,4%

1,3%

1,8%

1,5%

16

2

47

Mazda CX-5

243

1.719

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

4,4%

4,6%

1,7%

3,6%

17

16

9

Volvo V60

243

830

1,8%

1,9%

2,1%

2,5%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

18

12

6

Toyota Avensis

208

831

3,3%

3,0%

2,7%

1,8%

1,8%

2,1%

1,5%

1,7%

19

15

50

Honda CR-V

205

850

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,9%

2,0%

1,5%

1,8%

20

17

14

Toyota Prius

151

750

0,8%

1,5%

1,9%

2,4%

1,8%

1,4%

1,1%

1,6%

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