Let’s all look at the car sales in this different country, where no cars are produced. Number of cars sold in paranthesis.
20. Mercedes Benz B-Class (1883)
Because of the electric version being popular in urban areas, the B-class makes the top 20.
19. Volvo V60 (1895)
Not new anymore, and it is often considered too small for Norwegian families.
20. Ford Focus (2012)
17. Volkswagen up! (2039)
Most of them were electric.
16. Volvo XC60 (2231)
Starting to feel old, but we like our Volvos
15. BMW i3 (2403)
14. Ford Mondeo (2549)
The Mondeo sold better in previous iterations, the new model doesn’t stand out too much.
13. Audi A3 (2776)
Most of them were the plug-in hybrid e-tron.
12. Nissan Qashqai (2808)
New design made a lot of people replace their old one.
11. Volvo V70 (2814)
“Hurry, before they stop producing it!”
10. Mazda CX-5 (3168)
We listen to Top Gear.
9. Nissan Leaf (3189)
Electric. Lots of used Leafs were also imported.
8. Volkswagen Passat (3207)
New model. Not all of them looked like this.
Toyota RAV-4 (3755)
Mitsubishi Outlander (3955)
See above. Most were plug-in hybrids.
5. Tesla Model S (4039)
You knew it would come, right?
4. Toyota Yaris (4214)
Please, stop it..
3. Skoda Octavia (4280)
New, rather good looking and cheap. Totally understandable.
2. Toyota Auris (4890)
I SAID STOP!
1. Volkswagen Golf (16388)
No, not a typo. The sales got boosted by the e-Golf and the GTE plug-in hybrid. This is the best selling model per year of all time in Norway, beating the Ford Sierra figures from 1986.
How will 2016 go? I expect the list to be pretty much the same, but the Tesla Model X and the Volvo XC90 might change things slightly.