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Finland Full Year 2012: Nissan Qashqai #1 for the first time

Nissan Qashqai

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The Finnish new car market is down 12% in 2012 to 109,856 registrations. This year the pole position is as unexpected as it is impressive: the Nissan Qashqai, which had never ranked #1 even in a monthly ranking in Finland before 2012, lodges an amazing year at 5,103 sales and 4.6%, up 16% on 2011. It topped the ranking for the first time ever in January, and then for 6 consecutive months from July onwards! It is the first time a Japanese model leads the Finnish year-end ranking since the Toyota Corolla in 2007. Leader last year, the Skoda Octavia is down 24% and one spot to #2 at 4,534 units and 4.1%, followed by the Toyota Avensis at 4,263 sales and 3.9%, down 7%.

Kia Rio

Only one additional model gains ground in the Top 10: the Toyota Yaris is up 55% thanks to the new generation to #6 with 3,299 units and 3%. Notice also the Hyundai i20 up 8 spots to #17 and the Volvo V60 up 4 to #22. There are 6 newcomers in the Finnish Top 30 this year: the most impressive is by far the Kia Rio up 341% to #13 and 1,551 sales. The Honda CR-V is up 8% to #25, Audi A6 up 16% to #26, Honda Civic up 72% to #27, Kia Sportage up 29% to #29 and the BMW 3 Series is up 21% to #30.

Previous post: Finland December 2012: Skoda Fabia and BMW 3 Series shoot up

Previous year: Finland Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia new best-seller

Full Year 2012 Top 30 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Reijo
    March 16th, 2013 at 00:38 | #1

    Sad market. Skoda is boring car.

  2. Seb
    January 28th, 2013 at 19:23 | #2

    The second table for the brands is not correct, the brand are sorted by sales of 2011 and the position numbers of the first and last column should not mirror each other the way they do now.

    • matgasnier
      January 28th, 2013 at 19:42 | #3

      Many thanks for picking this up Seb! Table now amended.
      Cheers,
      Matt

  3. Steam
    January 11th, 2013 at 04:28 | #4

    Qashqai is the right car at the right time.

  4. Marc-It
    January 4th, 2013 at 19:07 | #5

    Market in Year 2012 by brand

    VOLKSWAGEN                                                                                           13.914 12,7 -18,9
    TOYOTA                                                                                               13.388 12,2 0,5
    SKODA                                                                                                8.686 7,9 -15,0
    FORD                                                                                                 8.503 7,7 -20,4
    VOLVO                                                                                                7.553 6,9 -13,1
    NISSAN                                                                                               7.196 6,6 -3,8
    KIA                                                                                                  6.361 5,8 3,8
    AUDI                                                                                                 6.168 5,6 -0,7
    MERCEDES-BENZ                                                                                      4.911 4,5 -1,3
    HYUNDAI                                                                                              4.390 4,0 -1,7
    BMW                                                                                                  4.198 3,8 4,9
    OPEL                                                                                                 3.824 3,5 -27,1
    PEUGEOT                                                                                              3.326 3,0 -19,8
    HONDA                                                                                                3.140 2,9 -4,6
    CITROEN                                                                                              2.982 2,7 -16,4
    SEAT                                                                                                 1.449 1,3 -23,9
    MAZDA                                                                                                1.345 1,2 -36,5
    MITSUBISHI                                                                                           1.291 1,2 -13,8
    RENAULT                                                                                              1.267 1,2 -32,3
    CHEVROLET                                                                                            1.127 1,0 -20,9
    SUBARU                                                                                               1.025 0,9 -19,7
    SUZUKI                                                                                               814 0,7 -15,9
    FIAT                                                                                                 682 0,6 -37,1
    DACIA                                                                                                613 0,6 -26,7
    LAND ROVER                                                                                           328 0,3 98,8
    ALFA ROMEO                                                                                           311 0,3 -36,8
    MINI                                                                                                 269 0,2 3,9
    JEEP                                                                                                 251 0,2 182,0
    LEXUS                                                                                                203 0,2 -6,5
    JAGUAR                                                                                               97 0,1 -14,2
    Others 244 0,2 -57,1

    Passenger cars total 111.251   -11,8

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