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Norway January 2018: Zoe pulls Renault up 16% in market down 29.5%

The Renault Zoe is up to #3 overall in Norway in January. 

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Just as January 2017 was boosted by delayed sales due to lower taxes in 2017 compared to 2016, this month the opposite is true: higher taxes from January 1, 2018 triggered forward sales in December and a dismal -29.5% year-on-year freefall to 9.207 registrations. The top three carmakers fall slower: Volkswagen (-18%), Toyota (-24%) and BMW (-27%) contain their decline but Volvo (-44%) and Skoda (-42%) implode. Both Ford and Peugeot drop 17% in 5th and 6th places respectively while Renault actually gains 16% and ranks 9th vs. 17th over the Full Year 2017. Notice also Land Rover (+111%), Subaru (+79%), Opel (+12%), Mini (+6%) and Citroen (+3%) also going against the grain and posting year-on-year improvements. Tesla, #1 in December for the first time in history with 15.3% share, drops 41% to #16 in January. Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf reclaims the top spot it has held for 10 consecutive years, even managing a 2% year-on-year gain to 8.2% share, ahead of the BMW i3 (-1%) while the Renault Zoe surges 39% to #3 overall vs. #15 in FY2017. The Volvo V90 (+12%) is the only other Top 10 model to gain ground at #6. The Peugeot 5008 is up 82-fold (!) to #13, just below its smaller brother the 3008 at #11. The VW T-Roc (#28) leads all recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Hyundai Kona (#62), Opel Ampera-e (#73) and Opel Grandland X (#74).

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Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 210 All-models below.

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