Norway Vehicles in 2016 at record pace. Q1 ends at best ever level, up 5%

Norway Vehicles in 2016 Mitsubishi-Outlander_PHEV_2017

Norway Vehicles in 2016 at record pace. Q1 ends at best ever level, up 5%. Mitsubishi shines with Outlander PHEV second best-selling model behind VW Golf and ahead of the second generation Nissan Leaf.

Market Outlook

Following the all time record hit in the 2015, he third in a row, the Norwegian market approached the 2016 with untouched enthusiasm fueled by the process of renovating the car fleet with new hybrids or electric vehicles, heavy sustained by the current rules.

Indeed, according to data released by the Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS, the Norwegian Road Federation, in the first quarter of this year sales had been 37.086, up 4.9%. The figure could be even better if March would not report a 2% lost after the +4.4% and the +14.1% respectively scored in January and February.

In the first half a new brand joined the podium. It was Nissan despite losing 1.7% of sales. Indeed, Volvo, third in the 2015 fell down in 7th place.

The leader was again Volkswagen selling 6.023 units (-3.3%) with 16.2% of market share. Behind Toyota with 4.037 (-6.9%) already far from the top, and Nissan with 2.620 (-1.7%).

Good wind on the shoulder for BMW, fourth with sales up 41.1%, Mitsubishi (+38.5% in the quarter and +120% in March), Mercedes (+33.8% in Q1 and +66% in March) and Mazda (+59.8% thanks to the new CX-3).

Tesla was in short supply and reported a quarterly lost of 54.0% that should be recovered in the next 3/4 months.

At group wise, Volkswagen Group led with 267% of market share ahead of Toyota with 11.7% and Renault-Nissan alliance with 9.4%.

As far as models, Volkswagen Golf reign is in place again with sales at 3.656 (-7.0%) and market share over 10%. In second place the Mitsubishi Outlander with 1.437 (+109.2%) ahead of the Nissan Leaf with 1.413 (+3.6%).

To see the best-selling car ranking with the top 100 models featured, see the report we have dedicated.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen2.2366.023-1,7%-3,3%16,1%16,2%
22Toyota1.5374.0171,9%-6,9%11,1%10,8%
34Nissan1.1052.6204,5%-1,7%8,0%7,1%
43BMW9332.92118,9%41,1%6,7%7,9%
511Mitsubishi8251.631120,6%38,5%5,9%4,4%
66Mercedes8172.10366,1%33,8%5,9%5,7%
75Ford7172.223-13,5%6,5%5,2%6,0%
87Volvo6872.062-21,5%26,2%5,0%5,6%
98Skoda6621.943-2,5%14,9%4,8%5,2%
109Mazda5501.82241,0%59,8%4,0%4,9%
1110Audi5431.633-9,2%18,9%3,9%4,4%
1217Tesla487705-57,3%-54,0%3,5%1,9%
1315Renault45381453,0%42,8%3,3%2,2%
1412Peugeot4051.270-22,9%-2,2%2,9%3,4%
1513Kia367972-2,4%-3,4%2,6%2,6%
1614Suzuki292872-6,1%3,3%2,1%2,4%
1716Opel279790-18,9%-7,9%2,0%2,1%
1819Honda182468-32,8%-15,2%1,3%1,3%
1922Subaru169300-42,5%-51,1%1,2%0,8%
2020Hyundai159427-21,3%-32,5%1,1%1,2%
2118Citroen155500-16,7%0,0%1,1%1,3%
2221Lexus74316-23,7%-7,1%0,5%0,9%
2323Mini55172-23,6%-9,9%0,4%0,5%
2426DS37640,3%0,2%
2525Land Rover33108-58,2%-30,3%0,2%0,3%
2624Porsche301247,1%33,3%0,2%0,3%
2728Dacia24454,3%-22,4%0,2%0,1%
2827Jaguar19631800,0%472,7%0,1%0,2%
2929Fiat1727-22,7%-46,0%0,1%0,1%
3032Jeep816-57,9%-74,6%0,1%0,0%
3130Smart623100,0%283,3%0,0%0,1%
3231SsangYong5210,0%0,1%
3333Alfa Romeo350,0%-61,5%0,0%0,0%
3435Aston Martin220,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen3.4719.723-3,0%3,6%25,0%26,2%
22Toyota1.6114.3330,3%-7,0%11,6%11,7%
33Renault-Nissan1.5823.47915,0%5,6%11,4%9,4%
44BMW9883.09315,3%36,8%7,1%8,3%
510Mitsubishi8251.631120,6%38,5%5,9%4,4%
66Mercedes Daimler8232.12666,3%34,7%5,9%5,7%
75Ford7172.223-13,5%6,5%5,2%6,0%
87Geely Group6872.062-21,5%26,2%5,0%5,6%
98PSA5971.834-16,0%1,9%4,3%4,9%
109Mazda5501.82241,0%59,8%4,0%4,9%
Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen Golf1.4113.656-0,7%-7,0%10,5%10,21%
22Mitsubishi Outlander7391.437262,3%109,2%5,5%4,01%
33Nissan Leaf6761.41328,5%30,6%5,0%3,95%
47Volkswagen Passat37291862,4%33,6%2,8%2,56%
56Toyota Yaris361974-4,7%-6,8%2,7%2,72%
55Toyota Auris361993-25,7%-14,7%2,7%2,77%
64Toyota RAV43041.068-21,0%-22,0%2,3%2,98%
78Skoda Octavia285897-30,7%-15,5%2,1%2,51%
89Audi A3266748-5,3%23,2%2,0%2,09%
911Mazda CX-523170428,3%15,0%1,7%1,97%
1017Volvo V70214524-7,8%20,5%1,6%1,46%
1114Nissan Qashqai191574-29,8%-31,2%1,4%1,60%
1213Skoda Superb188592193,8%281,9%1,4%1,65%
1353Suzuki SX4/ S-Cross1871870,0%-65,5%1,4%0,52%
1415Ford S-max178547584,6%324,0%1,3%1,53%
1510BMW i3177719108,2%130,4%1,3%2,01%
1618Ford Mondeo153521-46,1%-8,6%1,1%1,46%
1725Toyota Avensis15240542,1%50,6%1,1%1,13%
1820Volvo V601504640,0%62,8%1,1%1,30%
1816Suzuki Vitara150525328,6%1066,7%1,1%1,47%
1919Volvo XC901495151,1%1,44%
2036Kia Sportage1483245,0%-15,0%1,1%0,90%
2121Peugeot 308144460-14,3%15,3%1,1%1,28%
2137Toyota Prius144323136,1%30,2%1,1%0,90%
2222Volkswagen Up!142445-34,6%-26,4%1,1%1,24%
2228Ford Kuga14235719,3%-10,5%1,1%1,00%
2324Ford Focus140407-22,2%-15,2%1,0%1,14%
2412Mazda CX-3138657#DIV/0!#DIV/0!1,0%1,83%
2523Mercedes C Class1354241,5%-12,2%1,0%1,18%

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