Norway car market slipped 3% in November 2012. Volkswagen was hot.

In November 2012, total cars sold in Norway have been 11.986, down 3.0% from last year while year-to-date sales at 128.598 were up 1.4% and the country could end the year with the new all-time volume record, thanks to the strong incentive program run to sustain low emission vehicles.

As far as Norway economic indicators, the country is outperforming Europe, with a real GDP above 1.2%, with the unemployment rate at 3%, no inflation and still growing internal retail consumptions.

Looking at the last month performance:

Volkswagen was again the market leader, selling 2.064 units with a share of 17.2%, up 2.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date November sales were 19.127 with a share of 14.9%. Volkswagen held the best 3 model in the market: the Golf, the Passat and the Tiguan.

Toyota was 2nd, with 1.380 sales and a share of 11.5%, down 1.7 points of share from the previous month. Year-to date sales were 16.119 with a share of 12.5% Toyota held 2 models in the Top 10. The best-selling model was the Yaris, 4th this month.

Volvo was 3rd with 1.190 sales and a share of 9.9%, up 2.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-dare sales were 10.385 with a share of 8.1%.The best-selling model was the V70, 5th this month.

Ford was 4th, with 741 sales and a share of 6.2%, down 2.0 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 10.265 with a share of 8.0%.The Focus was 6ththis month.

Audi in 5th and the best of the luxury segment sold 702 units with a share of 5.9%, up 0.6 points from October. Year-to-date sales were 7.820 with a share of 6.1%. The Audi A4 was 11th this month.

Bmw was 6th with 640 units and a share of 5.3%, down 0.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.921 with a share of 5.4%.

Nissan was 7th with 567 units and a share of 4.7%, down 0.1 points from October.

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

Rank

Brand

Nov

Ytd Nov

2011

Q1

Q2

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

Volkswagen

2.064

19.127

15,1%

13,1%

15,3%

15,4%

14,9%

17,2%

14,9%

2

Toyota

1.380

16.119

11,0%

13,5%

12,0%

12,3%

13,2%

11,5%

12,5%

3

Volvo

1.190

10.385

8,7%

8,2%

8,4%

7,1%

7,8%

9,9%

8.1%

4

Ford

741

10.265

9,4%

8,5%

8,3%

7,7%

8,2%

6,2%

8,0%

5

Audi

702

7.820

5,3%

6,3%

6,1%

6,3%

5,3%

5,9%

6,1%

6

Bmw

640

6.921

4,5%

5,7%

5,5%

4,8%

5,5%

5,3%

5,4%

7

Nissan

567

6.347

4,2%

5,6%

4,3%

4,9%

4,8%

4,7%

4,9%

8

Skoda

517

6.213

5,5%

4,3%

4,9%

5,4%

4,9%

4,3%

4,8%

9

Peugeot

539

5.933

5,4%

4,3%

4,5%

4,8%

5,4%

4,5%

4,6%

10

Hyundai

371

5.048

3,7%

3,8%

4,8%

3,6%

3,5%

3,1%

3,9%

Looking at single model performance, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its leadership with 664 sales and 5.5% of share, up 1.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.197 with a share of 4.0%.

The Volkswagen Passat was 2nd, with a share of 3.1% and 376 units, only 5 more the Volkswagen Tiguan in 3rd(5th year-to-date) that sold 371 units with a share of 3.1%.

The Toyota Yaris was 4th (6th year-to-date) with 366 vehicles and a share of 3.1%, down 0.6 points from the previous month, followed in 5th by the Volvo V70 (7th year-to-date) that sold 337 units for a share of 2.8%, up 0.6 points.

Behind November ranking remained exactly the same of October.

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

Rank Nov

Rank Oct

Rank Ytd

Model

Nov

Ytd Oct

Q1

Q2

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Oct

1

1

1

Volkswagen Golf

664

5.197

4,2%

4,7%

4,7%

3,9%

5,5%

4,0%

2

2

3

Volkswagen Passat

376

3.509

2,5%

3,4%

3,1%

3,1%

3,1%

2,7%

3

3

5

Volkswagen Tiguan

371

3.230

2,9%

3,0%

2,4%

2,7%

3,1%

2,5%

4

4

6

Toyota Yaris

366

3.215

3,0%

2,2%

2,7%

3,7%

3,1%

2,5%

5

5

7

Volvo V70

337

3.069

2,9%

2,7%

2,4%

2,2%

2,8%

2,4%

6

6

2

Ford Focus

301

3.651

3,0%

3,6%

3,0%

2,6%

2,5%

2,8%

7

7

17

Toyota Prius

279

1.781

0,8%

1,5%

1,9%

2,8%

2,3%

1,4%

8

8

10

Volvo V60

278

2.316

1,8%

1,9%

2,1%

2,4%

2,3%

1,8%

9

9

8

Nissan Qashqai

272

2.503

2,4%

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

2,3%

1,9%

10

10

21

Kia Sportage

223

1.555

1,3%

1,4%

1,3%

1,2%

1,9%

1,2%

11

11

19

Audi A4

216

1.572

1,1%

1,5%

1,5%

1,3%

1,8%

1,2%

12

12

18

Volkswagen Polo

207

1.703

1,5%

1,4%

1,5%

1,4%

1,7%

1,3%

13

13

13

Nissan Leaf

206

1.954

1,7%

1,2%

1,8%

2,2%

1,7%

1,5%

14

14

11

Toyota Auris

199

2.200

1,9%

2,1%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

15

15

9

Skoda Octavia

190

2.384

1,7%

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

1,6%

1,9%

16

16

4

Toyota Avensis

187

3.401

3,3%

3,0%

2,7%

2,3%

1,6%

2,6%

17

17

14

Subaru XV

168

1.943

1,1%

1,5%

2,5%

1,7%

1,4%

1,5%

18

18

16

BMW X3

140

1.851

1,6%

1,9%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

1,4%

19

19

12

Ford Mondeo

133

2.187

1,9%

1,6%

2,0%

2,1%

1,1%

1,7%

20

20

15

Mitsubishi ASX

88

1.870

1,7%

1,8%

1,5%

1,1%

0,7%

1,5%

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This report was written by Camilla

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