Finland November 2017: Qashqai, Octavia top market up 7.2%

Third consecutive month in the Finnish pole position for the Nissan Qashqai. 

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The Finnish new car market is up a solid 7.2% year-on-year in November to 9.617 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative territory at -0.5% to 109.162 units. Market leaders Toyota (-10%) and Volkswagen (-3%) both underperform and lose ground, while Skoda (+30%) and Volvo (+16%) advance much faster and gain market share. Inside the Top 10, Nissan (+11%), Kia (+15%), Renault (+23%) and Opel (+27%) also shine. Further down, notice Hyundai (+25%), Mini (+38%), Peugeot (+53%), Land Rover (+79%), Alfa Romeo (+100%), Fiat (+240%) and Tesla (+320%). Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai signs a third consecutive month in the lead thanks to sales up 17% year-on-year, but its advantage over the Skoda Octavia thaws two just 6 units in November. The Qashqai remains a distant #2 YTD, 556 sales below the Octavia. The VW Golf is up 18% to remain at #3, ahead of the Toyota Yaris (+10%) while the Ford Focus is back up 7 spots on October to #5 but down 35% year-on-year. The Ford Fiesta (+55%), Volvo XC60 (+126%) and Opel Mokka (+83%) also shine while the Toyota C-HR celebrates one year in market by reentering the Finnish Top 20 at #18. The Hyundai i20 returns at #11.

Previous month: Finland October 2017: Toyota and Skoda shine, Nissan Qashqai leads

One year ago: Finland November 2016: Octavia, Qashqai and Auris in photo finish

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Finland October 2017: Toyota and Skoda shine, Qashqai leads in market down

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-seller in Finland for the 2nd straight month. 

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New car sales in Finland are down 4.9% year-on-year in October to 8.658 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 1.2% to 99.543 units. The Top two best-selling carmakers ignore the surrounding gloom and both post double-digit year-on-year gains: Toyota is up 17% to 13.3% share and Skoda is up 20% to 10.1%. In contrast, Volkswagen plunges 23% to 10% share. Kia (-26%) and Ford (-24%) also struggle while Mercedes (+13%) and Opel (+22%) shine. Further down, Dacia shoots up 210%, Mini up 263% and Lexus up 170%. Porsche (+33%), Jaguar (+29%), Mitsubishi (+28%), Land Rover (+14%) and Peugeot (+11%) also make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai posts a second consecutive month atop the sales charts thanks to sales edging up 2% on October 2016, ahead of the Skoda Octavia (+1%), VW Golf (-21%), Toyota Auris (+23%) and Yaris (-1%), replicating the September Top 5. The Toyota Avensis is up 15%, the Volvo V90 up 20%, the Volvo XC60 up 63%, the Skoda Fabia up 77%, the Toyota RAV4 up 21% and the BMW 5 Series up 16%.

Previous month: Finland September 2017: Nissan Qashqai best-seller in market down 6%

One year ago: Finland October 2016: Volkswagen up 24%, Golf up 96% in stable market

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Finland September 2017: Nissan Qashqai best-seller in market down 6%

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling nameplate in Finland in September. 

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The Finnish new car market recedes by 6% year-on-year in September to 9.011 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 0.8% to 90.881 registrations. Once again Toyota shines with a 17% year-on-year to 12.9% share, distancing Volkswagen (11%) and Skoda (9.9%) both up 1%. Nissan drops 22% but gains 6 spots on August to land at an excellent 4th place, Mercedes is up 8% to #5 and Volvo up 28% to #6. Dacia (+27%), Fiat (+32%), Tesla (+45%), BMW (+46%), Seat (+64%) and Mini (+100%) make themselves noticed while Ford (-24%), Kia (-24%), Opel (-30%), Peugeot (-37%), Citroen (-44%), Subaru (-44%) and Honda (-51%) struggle.

The Toyota C-HR misses out on a Finnish Top 10 ranking by just 6 sales this month. 

Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai snaps the top spot as it did a year ago, and this despite a 14% drop. It is followed by the Skoda Octavia (-18%) and VW Golf (+1%) earning a third spot year-to-date. The Top 10 features a healthy amount of nameplates improving frankly year-on-year, including the Toyota Yaris (+30%), VW Passat (+35%), Mercedes C-Class (+38%) up 9 spots on August, the Skoda Fabia (+45%) up 13 ranks on last month and the Ford Focus (+65%). Below, the Toyota C-HR is up 5 spots to #11 and now ranks #13 YTD, the Toyota RAV4 is up 94% to #12, the Volvo V90 up 11 ranks to #14, the Renault Clio up 96% and the BMW 3 Series up 193%.

Previous month: Finland August 2017: Toyota and Kia impress in market up 4.8%

One year ago: Finland September 2016: Nissan Qashqai shoots up to the top

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Finland August 2017: Toyota and Kia impress in market up 4.8%

The Kia Rio is up to 5th place in August in Finland. 

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New car sales in Finland are up 4.8% year-on-year in August to 9.551 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now only down 0.2% to 81.867 units. Toyota towers over the brands ranking thanks to sales up 26% to 13.4% share while Volkswagen struggles at -12% to 9.7%, ahead of Skoda (+3%). Kia soars 25% to #4 and 7.9% share vs. 6.1% year-to-date. Mercedes (+18%), Audi (+32%) and Volvo (+34%) also impress in the Top 10 whereas Opel (-13%) and Ford (-26%) are in difficulty. Further down, BMW (+29%), Suzuki (+42%), Seat (+55%), Land Rover (+55%), Mini (+59%), Fiat (+75%), Dacia (+78%), Renault (+81%), Lexus (+107%) and Porsche (+140%) all posting spectacular results. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia remains in the lead despite a 11% drop, followed by the Nissan Qashqai (+24%) and Toyota Yaris (+73%). The Kia Rio (#5) and Cee’d (#8) evolve way above their respective YTD levels of #11 and #22. The Volvo XC60 is up 197%, the Mercedes E and C-Class both up 39% and the Renault Clio up 342%.

Previous month: Finland July 2017: Skoda Octavia leads, Toyota up 55%

One year ago: Finland August 2016: Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra in command

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Finland July 2017: Skoda Octavia leads, Toyota up 55%

The Skoda Octavia is the best-seller in Finland in July and 2017. 

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In July the Finnish new car market is up 5.8% year-on-year to 8.705 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative territory at -0.9% to 72.308 units. Toyota shoots up a spectacular 55% on July 2016 to 13.3% share, distancing Volkswagen at 11.2% (+12%) and Skoda at 9.1% (-4%). In the remainder of the Top 10, Volvo (+25%), Kia (+21%) and Mercedes (+28%) shine but Ford (-18%), Opel (-21%) and Nissan (-39%) struggle. Further down, notice Peugeot (+29%), Seat (+35%), Mini (+39%), Suzuki (+46%), Lexus (+50%), Dacia (+80%), Land Rover (+92%), Porsche (+467%) and Alfa Romeo (+525%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+3%) continues to lead the way and is followed this time by three fast-advancing nameplates: the VW Golf (+63%), Toyota Yaris (+61%) and Auris (+32%). The Kia Rio (+27%) and Toyota Avensis (+29%) also post robust improvements whereas the Ford Focus (-20%), Nissan Qashqai (-27%) and Opel Astra (-42%) implode. The Volvo V90 slips out of the Top 10 (#13), the Volvo XC60 is up 10 spots on June two #14, the Toyota RAV4 up 38% to #16 and the BMW 3 Series up 66% to #22.

Previous month: Finland June 2017: Skoda Octavia leads, Toyota Auris up to #2

One year ago: Finland July 2016: Opel Astra teases Skoda Octavia for first place

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Finland June 2017: Skoda Octavia leads, Toyota Auris up to #2

The Toyota Auris ranks #2 in Finland in June.

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The Finnish new car market edges up 0.6% in June to 10.651 units, yet the year-to-date total remains in negative territory at -1.7% to 65.598 deliveries. The Top three best-selling carmakers frankly beat the market: Toyota soars 14% to 13.5% share ahead of Volkswagen up 8% to 13.3% and Skoda up 25% to 11.1%, one full percentage point above its YTD level. Below Ford in difficulty at -6%, Volvo (+44%) and Mercedes (+23%) impress. Further down, Hyundai (+16%), Suzuki (+32%), Mini (+36%), Land Rover (+36%) and Tesla (+208%) shine. In contrast, Renault (-12%), Nissan (-14%), Opel (-17%), Seat (-17%), Mitsubishi (-27%), Dacia (-28%), Subaru (-29%), Peugeot (-36%), Citroen (-55%) and Honda (-72%) are in great difficulty. The Skoda Octavia (+10%) remains the most popular nameplate in Finland, with the Toyota Auris (+21%) bypassing the VW Golf (-6%) and Nissan Qashqai (-5%) to rank 2nd this month. The VW Polo shoots up 77% to #5, the Volvo V90 is down one spot to #9, the Kia Rio is up 12% to #13, the Toyota C-HR is stable at a splendid 14th place, the Mercedes E-Class is up 66% to #15, the BMW 5 Series up 29% to #16 and the Audi A3 up 45% to #22.

Previous month: Finland May 2017: Volvo up 48% in market up 4.8%

One year ago: Finland June 2016: Opel Astra, Skoda Superb impress in market up 20%

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Finland May 2017: Volvo up 49% in market up 4.8%

The V90 helps Volvo surge 49% year-on-year in Finland in May. 

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The Finnish new car market is up 4.8% year-on-year in May to 10.841 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative at -2.2% to 52.940 units. Brand leaders Toyota (+21%) and Volkswagen (+19%) both frankly outpace the market, while Skoda drops 1% but is back on the podium. Volvo (+49%), BMW (+50%) and Mercedes (+33%) deliver the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10, with Renault (+15%) and Hyundai (+21%) also dynamic just below. The Skoda Octavia remains the most popular nameplate in the country despite dropping 10% year-on-year this month. The VW Golf (+5%) is up two spots on April to #2, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai (+17%) and Toyota Auris (+35%). The VW Passat (+5 spots on last month to #6), Polo (+5 to #7), Renault Clio (#9) and BMW 5 Series (#13) also make themselves noticed while the Volvo V90 (#8) and Toyota C-HR (#14) recede somewhat.

Previous month: Finland April 2017: Volvo V90 on podium, Toyota C-HR in Top 10

One year ago: Finland May 2016: Skoda Octavia leads, Honda HR-V in Top 30

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Finland April 2017: Volvo V90 on podium, Toyota C-HR in Top 10

The Volvo V90 ranks third in Finland in April.

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The Finnish new car market is down a harsh 16% year-on-year in April to 9.252 registrations. meaning the year-to-date tally is now in negative as well at -3.9% to 42.093 units. Toyota continues to dominate the brands ranking, going completely against the grain with deliveries up a fantastic 19% to 1.204. Volkswagen (-9%) follows, losing less ground than the market, while Volvo shoots up 30% to third place overall, distancing Skoda (-32%), Ford (-24%) and Kia (-35%) all in freefall. Mercedes (+4%), Renault (+37%), Peugeot (+15%) and Dacia (+64%) are among the rare marques registering a year-on-year gain.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the top spot off the Nissan Qashqai while the Volvo V90 gains four spots to land onto the Finnish podium for the first time. The VW Golf surges back up from #20 last month to #4 in April, distancing the Toyota Avensis, Opel Astra and Toyota Yaris just as the Toyota C-HR gains six ranks on March to break into the Finnish Top 10 for the first time at #8. Notice also the Volvo S90 up five to #20.

Previous month: Finland March 2017: Nissan Qashqai up 41% to snap top spot

One year ago: Finland April 2016: Ford Focus and Opel Astra soar

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Finland March 2017: Nissan Qashqai up 41% to snap top spot

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Finland this month.

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New car sales in Finland are down 3.6% year-on-year in March to 11.093 registrations, leaving a Q1 result up just 0.1% to 32.835 units. Toyota keeps the lead of the brands ranking, even improving 4% to 1.472 units and 13.3%. It is followed this month by Nissan – fuelling up on sales just as the Japanese Financial Year ends – up 6 spots on February but down 2% year-on-year to 1.060 sales. Skoda is stable in third place, ahead of Volkswagen struggling at -17% and Volvo up a splendid 19%. Other great gainers this month include Hyundai (+43%), Peugeot (+17%), Seat (+34%), Dacia (+86%) and Lexus (+178%).

Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai surges 41% year-on-year to take the overall lead, knocking the year-to-date leader, the Skoda Octavia (-3%), down to #2. The Toyota Auris (-5%), Yaris (-24%) and Avensis (-24%) all struggle while the Volvo V90 gains another two spots on February to rank at a stunning 7th place. Inside the Top 10, notice also the Kia Rio up 23% to #9 and the Volvo XC60 up 87% to #10. Beyond, the VW Polo (+44%), Skoda Fabia (+36%), Opel Mokka (+85%), VW Tiguan (+440% thanks to the new generation), Mercedes E-Class (+110%) and Toyota RAV4 (+129%) all shine. Among other recent launches, the Toyota C-HR climbs up six spots on February to #14 and the Volvo S90 remains at #25.

Previous month: Finland February 2017: Toyota reigns supreme, Volvo V90 in Top 10

One year ago: Finland March 2016: Toyota overtakes Volkswagen to rank #1 YTD

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Finland February 2017: Toyota reigns supreme, Volvo V90 in Top 10

The Volvo V90 breaks into the Finnish Top 10 for the first time. 

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The Finnish new passenger car market is down 5% year-on-year in February to 9.084 registrations, yet a strong January score keeps the year-to-date total in positive at +2% to 21.739. Market leader Toyota posts the largest year-on-year increase in the Top 20 at +37% to hit 1.355 sales and 14.9% share, widening the gap with #2 Skoda (+8%) and #3 Volkswagen (-8%) which led the Full Year 2016 rankings. Year-to-date, Toyota is up 30% to 13.2% share vs. +12% and 11.4% share for Skoda and -2% and 11% share for Volkswagen. Most carmakers in the Top 20 are in negative territory, with Opel (+6%), Mercedes (+5%) and Mazda (+7%) some of the exceptions. Among smaller brands, Mini (+45%), Porsche (+50%), Lexus (+67%) and Jaguar (+133%) shine.

In the midst of a changeover with the facelifted model, the Skoda Octavia shines with sales up 30% to 577 sales and 4.6% share, frankly outpacing the Toyota Auris (+27%), Nissan Qashqai (-2%), Toyota Yaris (+14%) and Avensis (+12%), making it three Toyotas in the Top 5. The Volvo V90 breaks into the Finnish Top 10 for the first time since the nameplate was relaunched last year, the Skoda Fabia is up 101% to #10, the VW Tiguan up 284% to #13 thanks to the new model, the Mercedes E-Class is up 197%, the Volvo XC60 up 49% and the Opel Mokka up 48%.

Previous month: Finland January 2017: VW Tiguan, Volvo S90 and V90 impress

One year ago: Finland January-February 2016: Octavia and Qashqai hold tight

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