Car sales were quite stable in Norway during 2012. While its neighbours like Sweden and Finland saw important falls, Norway car registrations fell a tiny 0,3% just as it happened in Denmark. A total of 138.000 new passenger cars were sold in this Scandinavian country. Half of this market is composed by SUVs and C-Segment cars. D-Segment (specially SW) are also popular, while the E-Segment (again mostly composed by SW versions) is more popular than city-cars. VW owns a big 26% share and is followed by Toyota which had a positive growth year-on-year. Volvo occupies a brilliant third position outselling Ford. Hyundai and Kia outsold Peugeot and Citroën. GM is not even in the top 10 while Fiat-Chrysler controls only 0,8% of the market, ahead of Renault, almost invisible there. The big winners are Toyota, Hyundai, Subaru and Mazda. The big losers are Mitsubishi and Ford.
In the case of Fiat-Chrysler, it is important to mention the big advance in sales registrations of Jeep models. This shows that the brand has a big potential in this market and can add interesting numbers to the group’s results.