Norway 2016. EVs sales hit new record

Norwegian Cars Market in 2016

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 DecRank 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016
11Volkswagen2.23926.57419,0%0,9%16,5%17,2%
22Toyota1.23817.45243,0%9,0%9,1%11,3%
35Volvo1.2358.777-18,3%-12,0%9,1%5,7%
43BMW86512.097-15,5%26,4%6,4%7,8%
59Audi8277.65366,7%14,4%6,1%5,0%
66Ford7278.326-1,4%-1,6%5,3%5,4%
715Tesla6883.48184,5%-13,8%5,1%2,3%
84Mercedes6539.033-25,1%17,6%4,8%5,8%
911Mazda5416.603-12,2%-1,5%4,0%4,3%
107Nissan5338.061131,7%-3,1%3,9%5,2%
118Skoda5267.774-18,3%3,8%3,9%5,0%
1218Subaru5082.772-21,4%-26,2%3,7%1,8%
1310Mitsubishi4446.662-34,0%15,1%3,3%4,3%
1419Hyundai4232.740102,4%10,8%3,1%1,8%
1514Opel3723.70822,0%11,8%2,7%2,4%
1613Kia3274.213-28,6%-9,1%2,4%2,7%
1716Suzuki2712.99048,1%-3,1%2,0%1,9%
1812Peugeot2704.798-35,4%-13,4%2,0%3,1%
1917Renault2242.949-27,7%10,0%1,6%1,9%
2020Citroen1191.855-24,7%-12,4%0,9%1,2%
2121Honda1181.833-27,6%-13,8%0,9%1,2%
2222Lexus821.16370,8%8,6%0,6%0,8%
2327Dacia80305127,6%0,6%0,2%
2423Mini688589,7%2,0%0,5%0,6%
2524Land Rover64444-14,7%-26,2%0,5%0,3%
2630Jeep39123254,5%-47,2%0,3%0,1%
2726Jaguar38359111,1%238,7%0,3%0,2%
2829Fiat32145-27,3%-45,1%0,2%0,1%
2925Porsche2741750,0%8,3%0,2%0,3%
3028DS6200500,0%19900,0%0,1%
3131SsangYong582400,0%1540,0%0,1%
3135Maserati511266,7%
3233Alfa Romeo3430,0%-6,5%
3234Nilsson328#DIV/0!
3332Smart156-93,8%-52,9%

Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016 FY
11Volkswagen3.61942.41819,1%3,7%26,6%27,4%
22Toyota1.32018.61544,4%8,9%9,7%12,0%
43BMW93312.955-14,1%24,5%6,9%8,4%
54Renault-Nissan83711.31555,0%1,6%6,2%7,3%
95Mercedes Daimler6549.089-26,4%16,6%4,8%5,9%
36Geely Group1.2358.777-18,3%-12,0%9,1%5,7%
77Ford7278.326-1,4%-1,6%5,3%5,4%
68Hyundai-Kia7506.95312,4%-2,2%5,5%4,5%
139PSA3956.853-31,5%-10,5%2,9%4,4%
1210Mitsubishi4446.662-34,0%15,1%3,3%4,3%

Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
11Volkswagen Golf72113.148-31,3%-19,8%
210Volkswagen Tiguan6503.233537,3%123,6%
315Volvo XC606022.25947,5%1,3%
434Tesla Model X4251.430
58BMW i34133.953-0,5%64,5%
611Audi A34033.018125,1%8,7%
73Toyota RAV43744.955405,4%32,0%
82Mitsubishi Outlander3555.687-36,7%43,8%
955Hyundai Ioniq339863
104Volkswagen Passat2994.81351,0%50,1%
116Toyota Yaris2924.2473,9%0,8%
129Skoda Octavia2873.795-17,8%-11,3%
1324Volvo V402721.6881,5%-6,1%
1416Tesla Model S2632.051-29,5%-49,2%
157Nissan Leaf2574.1621252,6%30,5%
1612Mazda CX-52402.655-15,8%-16,2%
175Toyota Auris2064.419-22,0%-9,6%
1814Mercedes B Class2002.27124,2%20,6%
19113Toyota C-HR179187
2051Subaru XV173962140,3%59,3%

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