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Finland March 2011: Skoda Octavia and Toyota Avensis on top

April 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The Finnish car market is going from strength to strength this year, up a massive 38% in March at 12,445 sales and up 23% year-to-date at 35,349 registrations. This month the Skoda Octavia takes the lead at 562 sales and 4.5% share, just above the Toyota Avensis at 548 units and 4.4%.

The Nissan Qashqai jumps back onto the podium for the first time in 6 months at 496 sales and 4%, followed by the Opel Astra at 3.7%. The VW Golf is down to a weak 5th place at 3.5%. This brings its year-to-date total to 1,679 registrations, still keeping the lead but only 25 units above the Octavia and 47 above the Avensis.

The Hyundai i30 has an exceptional month in 6th place at 407 sales (3.3%), and the Volvo XC60 is up 15 spots at #13 with 199 sales.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Finland February 2011: Golf & Avensis lead, Fabia in Top 10

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Skoda Fabia

The Finnish car market is up a beautiful 22% in February at 9,301 registrations. The Top 3 best selling models are separated by only 12 units, with the VW Golf in #1 at 447 sales (4.8%), the Toyota Avensis up 1 spot in #2 with 439 sales and the Skoda Octavia in 3rd at 435 units (both at 4.7%).

The Nissan Qashqai in 4th and Opel Astra in 5th don’t move, whereas the Kia Cee’d is up 2 ranks at #6 and the Skoda Fabia makes a rare appearance in the Top 10 (+21 spots on January!) with 186 sales and 2% of the Finnish market.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Finland January 2011: Golf leads, Volvo V60 & Nissan Juke arrive

February 5, 2011 1 comment

With 13,697 registrations, the Finnish car market is up 12% in January. The 4 best selling models are identical to the Full Year 2010 ranking, with the VW Golf leading the way at 5.8% share, followed by the Skoda Octavia (4.8%), Toyota Avensis (4.7%) and Nissan Qashqai (3.8%).

Two new models are making their way up the ranking: the Volvo V60 is #20 with 201 sales and 1.5% and the Nissan Juke is #21 with 187 sales and 1.4%. Volvo places no less than 5 models in the Top 30: the V60, V50 (#10), V70 (#15), XC60 (#23) and S60 (#29).

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Finland Full Year 2010: Golf best seller, Astra at +166%

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The Finnish car market is up 24% in 2010 with 110,475 registrations, and has a new best seller this year: the VW Golf at 6,172 sales and 5.6%, up 36%. It kicked the Toyota Avensis out of the 1st place to 3rd (-5%). The Skoda Octavia, #1 in December, is 2nd over the full year with 5,505 sales and 5% (+26%).

The best performer in 2010 is the Opel Astra, going from #22 to #6 with 3,043 sales and +166% over 2009. The Astra is 4th in December at 3.6%, just below the Golf.

More pictures, Full Year Top 30 and December Top 20 below.

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Finland November 2010: Auris #1

December 2, 2010 1 comment

Still extremely healthy, the Finnish car market is up 32% in November (8,146 registrations) and 23% in 2010 (104,311). The models ranking is getting a bit of a shake up this month, with the Toyota Auris taking the lead at a very solid 4.6% market share, ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 4.4% and the VW Golf at 4.3%, and climbing to #10 YTD.

The YTD ranking is unchanged though with the Golf still leading (5.7%) ahead of the Octavia (5%) and the Avensis (4.4%). Toyota had a very satisfying month, also placing the Yaris in 5th (3.6%) and the Avensis in 6th (3.5%).

Full Top 20 Ranking table below.

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Finland October 2010

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Like its Scandinavian neighbours, the Finnish car market is doing really well in 2010, growing 26% in October and 22% year-to-date.

And like in Norway, the VW Golf is ahead, but with a smaller margin over the #2 car. In October it captures 5% of the market, with the Nissan Qashqai in second at 4.5%, and in the year-to-date rankings the Golf is at 5.8% ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 5.1%.

In both rankings, the Toyota Avensis is 3rd at 4.5%, which is its strongest performance anywhere in the world.

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Finland 2008-2009: VW Golf takes command

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

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

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