Norway 2016. EVs sales hit new record

Norwegian Cars Market in 2016 Nissan-Leaf

Norwegian Cars Market in 2016 hit the fourth increase ina row ranking as the World’s 42nd, despite the severe headwinds the economy is facing since the global oil market crisis.EVs segment kept booming hitting a new record.

Market Outlook

The expected slight acceleration in the economy in Q4 comes on the back of the authorities’ efforts to mitigate the severe headwinds the economy has faced since the global oil market crisis. It has also adjusted monetary policy to face the difficult environment of subdued investment in petroleum extraction: Norges Bank has kept the key policy rate at a record low of 0.50% throughout the year, after cutting it in early 2016.

According to data released by the Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS, the Norwegian Road Federation, the total new cars passengers sold in December had been 13.602, up 4.0%.

The domestic cars market in 2016 posted the new all time record with 154.603 units, improving 2.6% from the previous year and scoring  the fourth increase in a row, third time above the 150.000 registrations.

As regard the light commercial vehicles, the market hit the best performance of the last nine years with 35.877 sales (+7.9%), still far over 10.000 units from the 2007 record.

The Total light vehicles figures of 190.480 units in the 2016 was the World’s 42nd, up two spots.

Competitive Arena

In the 2016 Volkswagen kept the leadership with over 26.000 units (+0.9%), while among the highest growths of the year there were BMW, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Audi and Opel. The best performances were reported by DS and Jaguar (+238.7%).

Jeep hit the sharpest slowdown, losing 47.2%, followed by others remarkable losses recorded by Fiat, Land Rover, Subaru and Honda.

The Volkswagen Golf was the best-selling model with 13.148 units (+19.8%), while in 2nd place was the Mitsubishi Outlander with 5.687 (+43.8%) ahead of the Toyota RAV4 with 4.955 (+32.0%).

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 Dec Rank 2016 BRAND Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 2.239 26.574 19,0% 0,9% 16,5% 17,2%
2 2 Toyota 1.238 17.452 43,0% 9,0% 9,1% 11,3%
3 5 Volvo 1.235 8.777 -18,3% -12,0% 9,1% 5,7%
4 3 BMW 865 12.097 -15,5% 26,4% 6,4% 7,8%
5 9 Audi 827 7.653 66,7% 14,4% 6,1% 5,0%
6 6 Ford 727 8.326 -1,4% -1,6% 5,3% 5,4%
7 15 Tesla 688 3.481 84,5% -13,8% 5,1% 2,3%
8 4 Mercedes 653 9.033 -25,1% 17,6% 4,8% 5,8%
9 11 Mazda 541 6.603 -12,2% -1,5% 4,0% 4,3%
10 7 Nissan 533 8.061 131,7% -3,1% 3,9% 5,2%
11 8 Skoda 526 7.774 -18,3% 3,8% 3,9% 5,0%
12 18 Subaru 508 2.772 -21,4% -26,2% 3,7% 1,8%
13 10 Mitsubishi 444 6.662 -34,0% 15,1% 3,3% 4,3%
14 19 Hyundai 423 2.740 102,4% 10,8% 3,1% 1,8%
15 14 Opel 372 3.708 22,0% 11,8% 2,7% 2,4%
16 13 Kia 327 4.213 -28,6% -9,1% 2,4% 2,7%
17 16 Suzuki 271 2.990 48,1% -3,1% 2,0% 1,9%
18 12 Peugeot 270 4.798 -35,4% -13,4% 2,0% 3,1%
19 17 Renault 224 2.949 -27,7% 10,0% 1,6% 1,9%
20 20 Citroen 119 1.855 -24,7% -12,4% 0,9% 1,2%
21 21 Honda 118 1.833 -27,6% -13,8% 0,9% 1,2%
22 22 Lexus 82 1.163 70,8% 8,6% 0,6% 0,8%
23 27 Dacia 80 305 127,6% 0,6% 0,2%
24 23 Mini 68 858 9,7% 2,0% 0,5% 0,6%
25 24 Land Rover 64 444 -14,7% -26,2% 0,5% 0,3%
26 30 Jeep 39 123 254,5% -47,2% 0,3% 0,1%
27 26 Jaguar 38 359 111,1% 238,7% 0,3% 0,2%
28 29 Fiat 32 145 -27,3% -45,1% 0,2% 0,1%
29 25 Porsche 27 417 50,0% 8,3% 0,2% 0,3%
30 28 DS 6 200 500,0% 19900,0% 0,1%
31 31 SsangYong 5 82 400,0% 1540,0% 0,1%
31 35 Maserati 5 11 266,7%
32 33 Alfa Romeo 3 43 0,0% -6,5%
32 34 Nilsson 3 28 #DIV/0!
33 32 Smart 1 56 -93,8% -52,9%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 GROUP Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016 FY
1 1 Volkswagen 3.619 42.418 19,1% 3,7% 26,6% 27,4%
2 2 Toyota 1.320 18.615 44,4% 8,9% 9,7% 12,0%
4 3 BMW 933 12.955 -14,1% 24,5% 6,9% 8,4%
5 4 Renault-Nissan 837 11.315 55,0% 1,6% 6,2% 7,3%
9 5 Mercedes Daimler 654 9.089 -26,4% 16,6% 4,8% 5,9%
3 6 Geely Group 1.235 8.777 -18,3% -12,0% 9,1% 5,7%
7 7 Ford 727 8.326 -1,4% -1,6% 5,3% 5,4%
6 8 Hyundai-Kia 750 6.953 12,4% -2,2% 5,5% 4,5%
13 9 PSA 395 6.853 -31,5% -10,5% 2,9% 4,4%
12 10 Mitsubishi 444 6.662 -34,0% 15,1% 3,3% 4,3%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 Model Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 721 13.148 -31,3% -19,8%
2 10 Volkswagen Tiguan 650 3.233 537,3% 123,6%
3 15 Volvo XC60 602 2.259 47,5% 1,3%
4 34 Tesla Model X 425 1.430
5 8 BMW i3 413 3.953 -0,5% 64,5%
6 11 Audi A3 403 3.018 125,1% 8,7%
7 3 Toyota RAV4 374 4.955 405,4% 32,0%
8 2 Mitsubishi Outlander 355 5.687 -36,7% 43,8%
9 55 Hyundai Ioniq 339 863
10 4 Volkswagen Passat 299 4.813 51,0% 50,1%
11 6 Toyota Yaris 292 4.247 3,9% 0,8%
12 9 Skoda Octavia 287 3.795 -17,8% -11,3%
13 24 Volvo V40 272 1.688 1,5% -6,1%
14 16 Tesla Model S 263 2.051 -29,5% -49,2%
15 7 Nissan Leaf 257 4.162 1252,6% 30,5%
16 12 Mazda CX-5 240 2.655 -15,8% -16,2%
17 5 Toyota Auris 206 4.419 -22,0% -9,6%
18 14 Mercedes B Class 200 2.271 24,2% 20,6%
19 113 Toyota C-HR 179 187
20 51 Subaru XV 173 962 140,3% 59,3%

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