First pole position anywhere in the world for the BMW i3…
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The Norwegian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in November to 13.194 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 2.5% to 141.001. Volkswagen remains market leader with 16% share but drops 10% year-on-year, whereas BMW surges 78% to 2nd place with 1.663 sales and 12.6%. This fantastic performance by the German luxury brand has a lot to do with the coming of age of the electric i3. After 31 consecutive months in pole position and for the first time since March 2014 when the Tesla Model S was the best-seller in Norway, the VW Golf isn’t in the top spot. Instead, the BMW i3, up a fantastic 246% year-on-year, snap the highest ranking in the country, and lead a monthly sales charts for the very first time in the world.
…and first Top 10 in the world for the Hyundai Ioniq.
Toyota (+25%), Mercedes (+16%), Nissan (+25%), Hyundai (+99%), Lexus (+53%), Mini (+42%), Jaguar (+267%) and Dacia (+520%) also shine – in ranking order. Over in the models aisle, notice the Toyota RAV4 (+403%), VW Tiguan (+230%) soaring within the Top 5 while the Hyundai Ioniq is up 22 spots to a world-best 7th pace.
Previous month: Norway October 2016: BMW i3 surges to world-best 2nd place
One year ago: Norway November 2015: Mitsubishi Outlander up to #2
Full November 2016 Top 34 All-brands and Top 203 All-models below.