Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross remains dominant, Hyundai Ioniq 5 in Top 10, market up 57.2% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is #1 in Iceland once again in May.

The Icelandic new car market surges 57.2% year-on-year in May to 2,105 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally to 6,725 on revised figures only taking into account Passenger Cars. Toyota (+110.6%) continues to lead the brands charts and this time Mitsubishi (+2172.7!) is up one spot on April to #2. Hyundai (+86.9%) is knocked down to #3 while Kia (-24.3%) remains in 4th place despite a steep fall. Dacia (+51.7%) its up 24 ranks on last month to #5, Skoda (+52.9%) is up 7 to #6 and Suzuki (-55.4%) is up 16 to #7 but implodes year-on-year. Land Rover (+119.2%) and Volvo (+88.9%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Model-wise, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross continues to be ultra-dominant with 11.5% share, distancing the Toyota RAV4 at 9.9%. The Toyota Prado rounds out the podium at 4.6% of the market above the Hyundai Tucson (making it 4 SUVs in the Top 4), Toyota Yaris and Dacia Duster. The Kia Sportage follows while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is up eight spots on last month to #8.

Previous month: Iceland April 2022: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross best-seller

Full May 2022 Top 40 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

Iceland May 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % Pos
1 Toyota 476 22.6% 110.6% 1 1,261 18.8% 1
2 Mitsubishi 250 11.9% 2172.7% 3 639 9.5% 4
3 Hyundai 200 9.5% 86.9% 2 678 10.1% 2
4 Kia 181 8.6% -24.3% 4 649 9.7% 3
5 Dacia 88 4.2% 51.7% 29 158 2.3% 15
6 Skoda 78 3.7% 52.9% 13 249 3.7% 7
7 Suzuki 74 3.5% -55.4% 23 95 1.4% 19
8 Volvo 68 3.2% 88.9% 6 287 4.3% 6
9 Nissan 62 2.9% 34.8% 25 231 3.4% 10
10 Land Rover 57 2.7% 119.2% 5 176 2.6% 12
11 Jeep 54 2.6% 50.0% 8 246 3.7% 8
12 Mazda 54 2.6% 350.0% 9 160 2.4% 14
13 Volkswagen 52 2.5% -29.7% 7 121 1.8% 16
14 Renault 50 2.4% 72.4% 14 76 1.1% 21
15 Peugeot  49 2.3% 22.5% 10 240 3.6% 9
16 BMW 49 2.3% 145.0% 15 169 2.5% 13
17 Capron 37 1.8% n/a  – 39 0.6% 26
18 Honda 31 1.5% 10.7% 22 76 1.1% 22
19 Ford 30 1.4% 275.0% 11 112 1.7% 18
20 Mercedes 25 1.2% -44.4% 12 177 2.6% 11
21 Opel 25 1.2% 257.1% 26 40 0.6% 25
22 Citroen 23 1.1% 64.3% 19 72 1.1% 23
23 Polestar 19 0.9% #DIV/0! 16 118 1.8% 17
24 Audi 17 0.8% -19.0% 20 92 1.4% 20
25 Maxus 9 0.4% n/a 35 12 0.2% 32
26 MG 8 0.4% -11.1% 18 61 0.9% 24
27 Porsche 8 0.4% n/a 31 33 0.5% 28
28 Subaru 7 0.3% 250.0% 28 37 0.6% 27
29 Lexus 5 0.2% 25.0% 30 27 0.4% 29
30 Hobby 4 0.2% 100.0%  – 13 0.2% 30
31 Aiways 4 0.2% new  – 5 0.1% 34
32 Dethleffs 3 0.1% n/a  – 3 0.0% 36
33 Cadillac 3 0.1% n/a  – 3 0.0% 37
34 Tesla 2 0.1% -83.3% 32 341 5.1% 5
35 Mini 1 0.0% -66.7% 36 8 0.1% 33
36 Fiat 1 0.0% n/a 37 4 0.1% 35
37 Benimar 1 0.0% n/a  – 2 0.0% 38
38 Jaguar 0 0.0% -100.0% 34 13 0.2% 31
39 Knaus 0 0.0% n/a 17 1 0.0% 39
40 Kassbohrer 0 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% 40
41 Ssangyong 0 0.0% -100.0%  – 1 0.0% 41

Iceland May 2022 – models:

Pos Model May-22 % Apr 2022 % Pos
1 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 243 11.5% 1 882 13.1% 1
2 Toyota RAV4 209 9.9% 2 492 7.3% 2
3 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 97 4.6% 5 276 4.1% 4
4 Hyundai Tucson 88 4.2% 3 259 3.9% 6
5 Toyota Yaris   87 4.1% 6 194 2.9% 8
6 Dacia Duster 78 3.7% 35 163 2.4% 11
7 Kia Sportage 78 3.7% 18 116 1.7% 15
8 Hyundai Ioniq 5 62 2.9% 16 164 2.4% 10
9 Suzuki Swift 52 2.5% 166 59 0.9% 38
10 Kia Ceed 48 2.3% 13 99 1.5% 21
11 Peugeot 3008 40 1.9% 42 92 1.4% 25
12 Renault Captur 39 1.9% 117 53 0.8% 43
13 Jeep Renegade 36 1.7% 26 110 1.6% 16
14 Volvo XC40 34 1.6% 17 147 2.2% 12
15 Nissan Qashqai 34 1.6% 79 101 1.5% 20
16 Skoda Enyaq 33 1.6% 22 99 1.5% 22
17 Kia Niro 27 1.3% 29 106 1.6% 18
18 Nissan Leaf 26 1.2% 7 290 4.3% 3
19 Toyota Corolla 26 1.2% 8 104 1.5% 19
20 Opel Corsa 25 1.2% 43 41 0.6% 52

Source: Manufacturers. Many thanks to Ingólfur