Norway car market down 5% in September 2012. Toyota Prius was 3rd.

This month also Norway was slightly negative, while all surrounding countries are losing volume since months. However, focus2move.com confirmed its projection for this year at 142.000 units, up 3% from last year, breaking the all-time record for the second year in a row.

Volkswagen struggled this month, with 1.445 sales and a share of 13.0%, down 2.9 points from previous month. However, third quarter share was at 15.4%, up 0.1 points from Q2 and 2.3 from Q1.

Toyota in 2nd position was close to the leadership, with 1.387 sales and a share of 12.5%, down 0.6 points of share from previous month.

Volvo was 3rd with 945 sales and a share of 8.5%, recovering from the summer decline (5.2% in August). The third quarter closed at 7.1%, down 1.3 points from Q2 and 1.6 from Q1.

Ford was 4rd, (3rd year-to-date) with 930 sales and a share of 8.4%, up 0.7 points of share from previous month. Q3 share at 7.7% was down 0.6 points from Q2.

Audi, BMW and Nissan were all together in 5th, with 5 units of gap. Peugeot was 8th in the month, 3 spot behind previous month.

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

Rank

Brand

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

2011

Q1

Q2

Aug

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

Volkswagen

1.445

5.349

15.215

15,1%

13,1%

15,3%

15,9%

13,0%

15,4%

14,6%

2

Toyota

1.387

4.276

13.099

11,0%

13,5%

12,0%

13,1%

12,5%

12,3%

12,6%

3

Ford

930

2.682

8.507

9,4%

8,5%

8,3%

7,7%

8,4%

7,7%

8,2%

4

Volvo

945

2.471

8.226

8,7%

8,2%

8,4%

5,2%

8,5%

7,1%

7,9%

5

Audi

578

2.181

6.464

5,3%

6,3%

6,1%

6,5%

5,2%

6,3%

6,2%

6

Bmw

572

1.688

5.595

4,5%

5,7%

5,5%

4,9%

5,1%

4,8%

5,4%

7

Nissan

575

1.723

5.181

4,2%

5,6%

4,3%

4,7%

5,2%

4,9%

5,0%

8

Skoda

463

1.887

5.085

5,5%

4,3%

4,9%

5,5%

4,2%

5,4%

4,9%

9

Peugeot

490

1.659

4.725

5,4%

4,3%

4,5%

5,6%

4,4%

4,8%

4,5%

10

Hyundai

339

1.249

4.245

3,7%

3,8%

4,8%

3,7%

3,0%

3,6%

4,1%

Looking at single model performance, the Volkswagen Golf confirmed its leadership with 461 sales and 4.1% of share, bringing the YTD sales at 4.714units and 4.5% of share. Second was the Ford Focus with 3.0% of share and third was the Toyota Prius jumped 8 ranks up to a best-ever third position with 324 sales and 3.9% of share. Volkswagen Passat for 4th with 321 units, one more than the fifth, the Volvo V70 and 2 units better than Subaru XV in 6th.

In the table below, the top 20 models, ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank

Model

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

2011

Q1

Q2

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

Volkswagen Golf

461

1.639

4.714

5,3%

4,2%

4,7%

4,1%

4,7%

4,5%

2

Ford Focus

338

1.044

3.332

3,2%

3,0%

3,6%

3,0%

3,0%

3,2%

3

Volkswagen Passat

321

1.081

3.118

3,3%

2,5%

3,4%

2,9%

3,1%

3,0%

4

Toyota Avensis

288

946

3.115

2,7%

3,3%

3,0%

2,6%

2,7%

3,0%

5

Volkswagen Tiguan

245

824

2.889

1,9%

2,9%

3,0%

2,2%

2,4%

2,8%

6

Volvo V70

320

833

2.793

2,9%

2,9%

2,7%

2,9%

2,4%

2,7%

7

Toyota Yaris

274

939

2.755

1,4%

3,0%

2,2%

2,5%

2,7%

2,6%

8

Nissan Qashqai

224

731

2.264

2,6%

2,4%

2,0%

2,0%

2,1%

2,2%

9

Skoda Octavia

179

752

2.129

2,4%

1,7%

2,3%

1,6%

2,2%

2,0%

10

Volvo V60

303

746

2.021

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

2,7%

2,1%

1,9%

11

Toyota Auris

173

595

1.976

2,3%

1,9%

2,1%

1,6%

1,7%

1,9%

12

Ford Mondeo

263

712

1.925

2,3%

1,9%

1,6%

2,4%

2,0%

1,8%

13

Mitsubishi ASX

159

526

1.737

3,0%

1,7%

1,8%

1,4%

1,5%

1,7%

14

Subaru XV

319

854

1.731

0,0%

1,1%

1,5%

2,9%

2,5%

1,7%

15

BMW X3

176

480

1.681

0,9%

1,6%

1,9%

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

16

Nissan Leaf

257

644

1.677

0,3%

1,7%

1,2%

2,3%

1,8%

1,6%

17

Volkswagen Polo

101

535

1.534

2,2%

1,5%

1,4%

0,9%

1,5%

1,5%

18

Volvo V50

120

343

1.520

1,6%

1,4%

2,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,5%

19

Volvo XC60

157

487

1.458

1,5%

1,5%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

20

Toyota Prius

324

657

1.430

1,0%

0,8%

1,5%

2,9%

1,9%

1,4%

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