Norway car sales were up 7% in October ’12. Nissan Leaf in top 10.

The 5% decline posted in September was immediately recovered with 12.413 sales, up 7.5% from last year maintaining the pace for the new all-time record. Year-to-date October sales at 116.612 were up 1.6%.

Norway is investing on its future: the Nissan Leaf, which means “Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car”, has sold 2.000 vehicles in nine months and Norway represents the fastest growing market for this fully electric car. To celebrate the marriage between this zero emission car and the Norwegians, a dedicated exhibition took place in Oslo, starting on October 12th, lasted a week.

Looking at the last month performance:

Volkswagen confirmed its 1st position, recording a better month than September, with 1.848 sales and a share of 14.9%, up 1.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 17.063 with a share of 14.6%. Volkswagen held 3 models in the Top 5, and the Golf was again the favorite model.

Toyota was 2nd, with 1.640 sales and a share of 13.2%, up 0.7 points of share from the previous month and 2.2 from 2011. Year-to-date sales were 14.739 with a share of 12.6%. Toyota held 3 models in the Top 10.

Ford was 3rd, with 1.017 sales and a share of 8.2%, down 0.2 points of share from the previous month. The Focus, 6th, lost position this month.

Volvo got down in 4th, with 969 sales and a share of 7.8%, down 0.7 points from the previous month.

BMW was in 5th, with 686 sales and a share of 5.5%, up 0.4 from September, while Peugeot reached the 6th position, with 669 sales and a share of 5.4%, up 1.0 points from the previous month.

Nissan was in 7th with 599 sales and a share of 4.8%.

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

Rank

Brand

Oct

Ytd Oct

2011

Q1

Q2

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

Volkswagen

1.848

17.063

15,1%

13,1%

15,3%

13,0%

15,4%

14,9%

14,6%

2

Toyota

1.640

14.739

11,0%

13,5%

12,0%

12,5%

12,3%

13,2%

12,6%

3

Ford

1.017

9.524

9,4%

8,5%

8,3%

8,4%

7,7%

8,2%

8,2%

4

Volvo

969

9.195

8,7%

8,2%

8,4%

8,5%

7,1%

7,8%

7,9%

5

Audi

654

7.118

5,3%

6,3%

6,1%

5,2%

6,3%

5,3%

6,1%

6

Bmw

686

6.281

4,5%

5,7%

5,5%

5,1%

4,8%

5,5%

5,4%

7

Nissan

599

5.780

4,2%

5,6%

4,3%

5,2%

4,9%

4,8%

5,0%

8

Skoda

611

5.696

5,5%

4,3%

4,9%

4,2%

5,4%

4,9%

4,9%

9

Peugeot

669

5.394

5,4%

4,3%

4,5%

4,4%

4,8%

5,4%

4,6%

10

Hyundai

432

4.677

3,7%

3,8%

4,8%

3,0%

3,6%

3,5%

4,0%

Looking at single model performance, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its leadership with 483 sales and 3.9% of share, down 0.2 points from September. YTD sales were 5.197 units with a share of 4.5%.

The Toyota Yaris gained the 2nd position, with 460 sales and 3.7% of share, up 1.2 points from the previous month while it was 9th in September and 6th in YDT.

The Volkswagen Passat was 3rd, selling 391 vehicles with a share of 3.1%, up 0.2 from the previous month. The Toyota Prius in 4th sold 351 units with a share of 2.8%, ahead only 10 units from the Volkswagen Tiguan that sold 341 vehicles with a share of 2.7%, up 0.5 from September.

The Nissan Leaf posted a great result: 9th in the month (13th year-to-date) with 277 sales and a share of 2.2%. Norway is the only world’s car market, where Leaf reached the Top 10 ranking.

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

Rank Oct

Rank Sep

Rank Ytd

Model

Oct

Ytd Oct

2011

Q1

Q2

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

1

1

Volkswagen Golf

483

5.197

5,3%

4,2%

4,7%

4,1%

4,7%

3,9%

4,5%

2

9

6

Toyota Yaris

460

3.215

1,4%

3,0%

2,2%

2,5%

2,7%

3,7%

2,8%

3

4

3

Volkswagen Passat

391

3.509

3,3%

2,5%

3,4%

2,9%

3,1%

3,1%

3,0%

4

3

17

Toyota Prius

351

1.781

1,0%

0,8%

1,5%

2,9%

1,9%

2,8%

1,5%

5

12

5

VW Tiguan

341

3.230

1,9%

2,9%

3,0%

2,2%

2,4%

2,7%

2,8%

6

2

2

Ford Focus

319

3.651

3,2%

3,0%

3,6%

3,0%

3,0%

2,6%

3,1%

7

7

10

Volvo V60

295

2.316

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

2,7%

2,1%

2,4%

2,0%

8

8

4

Toyota Avensis

286

3.401

2,7%

3,3%

3,0%

2,6%

2,7%

2,3%

2,9%

9

11

13

Nissan Leaf

277

1.954

0,3%

1,7%

1,2%

2,3%

1,8%

2,2%

1,7%

10

5

7

Volvo V70

276

3.069

2,9%

2,9%

2,7%

2,9%

2,4%

2,2%

2,6%

11

10

12

Ford Mondeo

262

2.187

2,3%

1,9%

1,6%

2,4%

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

12

16

9

Skoda Octavia

255

2.384

2,4%

1,7%

2,3%

1,6%

2,2%

2,1%

2,0%

13

13

8

Nissan Qashqai

239

2.503

2,6%

2,4%

2,0%

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

2,1%

14

18

11

Toyota Auris

224

2.200

2,3%

1,9%

2,1%

1,6%

1,7%

1,8%

1,9%

15

6

14

Subaru XV

212

1.943

0,0%

1,1%

1,5%

2,9%

2,5%

1,7%

1,7%

16

21

20

Volvo XC60

177

1.568

1,5%

1,5%

1,3%

0,8%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

17

17

16

BMW X3

170

1.851

0,9%

1,6%

1,9%

1,6%

1,4%

1,4%

1,6%

18

39

18

Volkswagen Polo

169

1.703

2,2%

1,5%

1,4%

0,9%

1,5%

1,4%

1,5%

19

27

19

Audi A4

160

1.572

0,0%

1,1%

1,5%

1,1%

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

20

20

15

Mitsubishi ASX

133

1.870

3,0%

1,7%

1,8%

1,4%

1,5%

1,1%

1,6%

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This report was written by Camilla

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