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Finland 2008-2009: VW Golf takes command

After growing 11% in 2008 at 139,647 registrations, the Finnish car market crumbles down 35% in 2009 at 90,547 units. Both years the VW Golf is the best selling car in the country, with 6,411 sales in 2008 (4.6%) and 5,190 in 2009 (5.7%).

The Kia Cee’d, for its first full year of sales, climbs to #4 in 2008 (3.7%) but drops to #8 in 2009 (-59%). The Skoda Octavia (#2 in 2008, #3 in 2009) and Toyota Corolla (#3 in 2008, #4 in 2009), are both passed by the renewed Toyota Avensis in 2009 delivering 4,994 sales and 5.5% share. The Nissan Qashqai is up 7 spots in 2009 at #7.

Full 2008 and 2009 Top 30 Ranking Tables: click on ‘Read more’ below the Kia Cee’d pic.

Toyota Avensis

Kia Cee’d

Finland Full Year 2008:

Pos Model 2008 % 08/07 2007 % Pos
1 VW Golf 6,411 4.6% 68% 3,826 3.0% 3
2 Skoda Octavia 5,675 4.1% 48% 3,844 3.1% 2
3 Toyota Corolla 5,164 3.7% -26% 6,997 5.6% 1
4 Kia Cee’d 5,127 3.7% 96% 2,621 2.1% 11
5 Ford Focus 4,373 3.1% 26% 3,479 2.8% 4
6 VW Passat 4,193 3.0% 35% 3,104 2.5% 7
7 Toyota Avensis 3,758 2.7% 13% 3,326 2.6% 5
8 Toyota Auris 3,458 2.5% 34% 2,580 2.1% 12
9 Toyota Yaris 3,398 2.4% 65% 2,058 1.6% 16
10 Volvo V70 3,352 2.4% 6% 3,171 2.5% 6
11 Mazda6 3,044 2.2% 9% 2,789 2.2% 8
12 Audi A4 3,020 2.2% 110% 1,436 1.1% 25
13 Ford Mondeo 2,893 2.1% 6% 2,735 2.2% 9
14 Nissan Qashqai 2,763 2.0% 116% 1,281 1.0% 30
15 Honda CR-V 2,374 1.7% -10% 2,642 2.1% 10
16 Volvo V50 2,200 1.6% 54% 1,427 1.1% 26
17 Mercedes C Class 2,175 1.6% 69% 1,288 1.0% 29
18 Opel Astra 2,160 1.5% -10% 2,402 1.9% 14
19 Fiat Punto 1,979 1.4% 15% 1,718 1.4% 19
20 Citroen C4 1,970 1.4% -18% 2,417 1.9% 13
21 Peugeot 308 1,966 1.4% new 0 0.0%
22 Honda Civic 1,892 1.4% -3% 1,953 1.6% 18
23 BMW 3 Series 1,701 1.2% 65% 1,029 0.8%
24 Peugeot 207 1,534 1.1% -5% 1,614 1.3% 21
25 Honda Accord 1,422 1.0% -3% 1,466 1.2% 23
26 BMW 5 Series 1,405 1.0% 120% 639 0.5%
27 Skoda Fabia 1,297 0.9% 24% 1,048 0.8%
28 VW Polo 1,284 0.9% -9% 1,404 1.1% 28
29 VW Jetta 1,256 0.9% -27% 1,710 1.4% 20
30 Citroen C5 1,247 0.9% 14% 1,093 0.9%

Finland Full Year 2009:

Pos Model 2009 % 09/08 2008 % Pos
1 VW Golf 5,190 5.7% -19% 6,411 4.6% 1
2 Toyota Avensis 4,994 5.5% 33% 3,758 2.7% 7
3 Skoda Octavia 4,359 4.8% -23% 5,675 4.1% 2
4 Toyota Corolla 3,331 3.7% -35% 5,164 3.7% 3
5 Ford Focus 2,647 2.9% -39% 4,373 3.1% 5
6 VW Passat 2,616 2.9% -38% 4,193 3.0% 6
7 Nissan Qashqai 2,351 2.6% -15% 2,763 2.0% 14
8 Kia Cee’d 2,105 2.3% -59% 5,127 3.7% 4
9 Ford Mondeo 1,955 2.2% -32% 2,893 2.1% 13
10 Toyota Yaris 1,930 2.1% -43% 3,398 2.4% 9
11 Audi A4 1,800 2.0% -40% 3,020 2.2% 12
12 Volvo V70 1,730 1.9% -48% 3,352 2.4% 10
13 Volvo V50 1,718 1.9% -22% 2,200 1.6% 16
14 Ford Fiesta 1,668 1.8% 124% 743 0.5%
15 Toyota Auris 1,647 1.8% -52% 3,458 2.5% 8
16 Honda CR-V 1,526 1.7% -36% 2,374 1.7% 15
17 Mazda6 1,463 1.6% -52% 3,044 2.2% 11
18 Mercedes E Class 1,228 1.4% 14% 1,078 0.8%
19 Mercedes C Class 1,208 1.3% -44% 2,175 1.6% 17
20 Opel Insignia 1,148 1.3% new 17 0.0%
21 Opel Astra 1,142 1.3% -47% 2,160 1.5% 18
22 VW Polo 1,088 1.2% -15% 1,284 0.9% 28
23 Peugeot 308 1,034 1.1% new 1,966 1.4% 21
24 Skoda Superb 1,032 1.1% 120% 470 0.3%
25 Volvo XC60 1,030 1.1% 482% 177 0.1%
26 Audi A3 993 1.1% -18% 1,215 0.9%
27 BMW 5 Series 992 1.1% -29% 1,405 1.0% 26
28 BMW 3 Series 957 1.1% -44% 1,701 1.2% 23
29 Honda Civic 850 0.9% -55% 1,892 1.4% 22
30 Hyundai i30 836 0.9% -30% 1,192 0.9%

Source: www.autoalantiedotuskeskus.fi

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