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

The Volvo V90 ranks 11th overall in Finland this month. 

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Finnish new car sales are up 8% year-on-year in January to 12.653 registrations and it’s a great start of the year for Toyota, up 24% to overtake 2016 leader Volkswagen (+3%) and snap up the top spot at 11.9% share. Skoda (+15%) and Volvo (+23%) shine inside the Top 5 with Mercedes (+18%), BMW (+20%), Nissan (+20%) and Kia (+35%) also impressive. Further down, Suzuki (+39%), Lexus (+43%) and Tesla (+160%) stand out. In the models aisle, the Skoda Octavia (+53%) and Nissan Qashqai (+40%), last year’s top two best-sellers, start the year all guns blazing followed by the Opel Astra (+29%) and VW Golf (+14%). The VW Tiguan shoots up 7-fold on January 2016 to break into the Top 10 vs. #43 over the Full Year 2016, but the most impressive entrances inside this month’s Finnish Top 30 are the Volvo V90 at #11 and the Volvo S90 at #29, adding up to 384 combined sales. Notice also the Toyota C-HR landing at #25, a ranking that should improve drastically over the coming months.

Previous post: Finland Full Year 2016: Skoda Octavia on top, Opel Astra up 180%

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

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Finland Full Year 2016: Skoda Octavia on top, Opel Astra up 180%

Opel Astra Skoda Octavia Finland July 2016. Picture courtesy aut-motor-und-sport.deThe Skoda Octavia tops Finland again but the Opel Astra is catching up.

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New car sales in Finland are up a solid 9.3% year-on-year in 2016 to 117.821 registrations, and like last year the Top two most popular carmaker fall just short of the market growth, resulting in lower market shares: Volkswagen is up just 3% to 11.2% and Toyota is up 6% to 19.8% while Skoda follows the market at +9% to remain at 9.2% share. Kia (+10%), Ford (+11%), Audi (+13%), Mercedes (+14%), Opel (+30%) and Renault (+49%) are the most impressive gainers in a Top 12 unchanged on 2015. Further down, Mazda (+21%), Seat (+36%), Honda (+48%), Suzuki (+58%) and Jaguar (+152%) impress. In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia posts a third consecutive year atop the Finnish charts despite sales down 5% to 5.531. It is the fourth time in total that the Octavia leads annual sales in Finland (add 2011).

The podium is unchanged on 2015, with the Nissan Qashqai (+8%) and VW Golf (+9%) evolving like the market, followed by the Toyota Auris (+9%) up one spot to #4. Excellent first full year of sales for the new generation Opel Astra up 180% and 19 ranks on its 2015 score to land in 5th place. The Ford Focus (+40%), Audi A4 (+93%) and Skoda Superb (+118%) also impress in the Top 15, while further down the Seat Leon (+56%), Renault Kadjar (+227%), Honda HR-V (+648%), Suzuki Vitara (+130%) and VW Tiguan (+121%) make their mark. The Volvo V90 (#77) is the most popular newcomer ahead of the Volvo S90 (#92), Kia Niro (#107), Renault Talisman (#114), Seat Ateca (#130) and Ford Ecosport (#135).

Previous month: Finland November 2016: Octavia, Qashqai and Auris in photo finish

Previous year: Finland Full Year 2015: Skoda Octavia remains #1, VW Golf down 27%

Two years ago: Finland Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia overtakes VW Golf to #1

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

toyota-auris-finland-november-2016-picture-courtesy-tekniikanmaailma-fiToyota Auris. Picture tekniikanmaailma.fi

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The Finnish new car market posts another stable month with November sales up just 0.1% year-on-year to 8.966, yet the year-to-date tally remains up by a large margin at +10% to 109.696. Despite sales down 1% on October 2015, Toyota reclaims the brands pole position off Volkswagen (+6%) this month but remains #2 year-to-date. Ford (-5%) and Skoda (-13%) struggle but Nissan (+12%), Renault (+48%), Audi (+38%), BMW (+22%), Dacia (+92%) and Seat (+27%) impress. Further down, notice also Suzuki (+98%), Jaguar (+150%), Lexus (+180%) and Porsche (+120%). The November models ranking is a photo finish: only 3 sales separate the Skoda Octavia (+13%), Nissan Qashqai (+34%) and Toyota Auris (+8%)! The Ford Focus (+54%), VW Golf (+47%), Opel Astra (+139%) and Audi A4 (+294%) also make themselves noticed, all within the Top 15, and although it drops 10% year-on-year, the Renault Clio ranks far above its YTD level this month at #10 vs. #25.

Previous month: Finland October 2016: Volkswagen up 24%, Golf up 96% in stable market

One year ago: Finland November 2015: Toyota Yaris and Auris lead, Volkswagen down 6% in market up 24%

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

VW Golf Alltrack Finland October 2016. Picture courtesy mullersvarld.seVW Golf (Swedish model pictured)

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The Finnish new car market is up by just 22 units year-on-year in October (or 0.2%) to 9.104 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 11% to 100.723. Thanks to sales soaring 24% on October 2015, Volkswagen reclaims the brands pole position off Toyota at 1.113 units vs. 985 (-24%) for the Japanese manufacturer. Skoda (-14%) rounds up the podium, distancing Kia (+23%), Volvo (+5%) and Ford (-11%). Renault almost doubles its sales year-on-year at +97% to #8, Honda is up 38% to #13, Seat up 104% to #16, Suzuki up 29% to #19 and Porsche up 100% to #26. The VW Golf surges up 96% to lead the models ranking with 4.9% share, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai at 4.6% (+6%), the Skoda Octavia at 4.5% (-11%) – still by far #1 year-to-date – Toyota Yaris (-16%) and Auris (-39%). The Opel Astra gains 39% year-on-year but drops 3 spots on September to #6, the Audi A3 is up 46% to #10, the Skoda Superb up 116% to #18, Audi A4 up 54% to #19, Seat Leon up 189% to #20 and the Toyota RAV4 lands at #21 and #29 year-to-date.

Previous month: Finland September 2016: Nissan Qashqai shoots up to the top

One year ago: Finland October 2015: Toyota shoots up to 14.3% share

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Finland September 2016: Nissan Qashqai shoots up to the top

nissan-qashqai-finland-september-2016-picture-courtesy-whatcar-com-auThe Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Finland in September. 

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The Finnish new car market is up by a robust 13% year-on-year in September to 9.575 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12% to 91.610 units. This month Toyota (990) overtakes Volkswagen (979) to become the most popiuular brand in the country despite sales down 7% year-on-year vs. a 13% jump for the German manufacturer. Skoda (+33%) and Nissan (+20%) frankly outpace the market at #3 and #4 respectively but Ford (+5%) drops two spots on August to #5. Opel (+46%), Kia (+25%), Mercedes (+29%) and Audi (+28%) follow, all posting spectacular gains, but Volvo (-10%) struggles while rounding up the Top 10. Beyond, Seat (+30%), Hyundai (+49%), Renault (+57%), Suzuki (+60%), Jaguar (+88%), Porsche (+144%) and Lexus (+233%) impress.

Skoda Superb Finland September 2016The Skoda Superb is inside the Finnish Top 10 for the 2nd time ever in September. 

Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai (+48%) shoots up to #1, enjoying its third monthly pole position in two years after March 2015 and 2016. The Qashqai ranked #1 in Finland over the Full Year 2012. The Skoda Octavia (+9%) and Opel Astra (+290%) are kicked down one spot on August to #2 and #3 respectively as a result. The Toyota Auris (-15%) and Avensis (-21%) round up the Top 6 but both struggle, while at #10 with deliveries up 245% year-on-year the Skoda Superb breaks into the Finnish Top 10 for the second time ever after last January (#9). Further down, the Audi A3 (+92%), A4 (+74%), Hyundai i20 (+62%), VW Polo (+64%) and Seat Leon (+44%) stand out.

Previous month: Finland August 2016: Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra in command

One year ago: Finland September 2015: Toyota Avensis on podium

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Finland August 2016: Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra in command

Opel Astra Skoda Octavia Finland July 2016. Picture courtesy aut-motor-und-sport.deThe Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra dominate the Finnish sales charts.

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The Finnish new car market is up 9% year-on-year in August to 9.105 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 12% to 82.030 units. Market leader Volkswagen outpaces the market at +14% to 1.058 sales and 11.6%, keeping at bay Toyota at 11.1%, down 4% year-on-year. Ford (+25%) and Skoda (+13%) follow, while at #5 Opel (+40%) is now hanging with the “big boys” – the Top 4, traditionally well ahead of the competition – with 8% vs. 8.9% for Skoda. Hyundai (+31%), Seat (+37%), Mercedes (+44%), Peugeot (+45%), Subaru (+45%), Suzuki (+50%), Honda (+97%) and Jaguar (+750%) shine but Citroen (-24%), Renault (-28%) and Mitsubishi (-35%) struggle. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia holds onto the top spot despite sales down 1% to 460, over one percentage point of market share ahead of the Opel Astra, tripling its sales year-on-year to 358. The Ford Focus (+41%), Volvo V60 (+61%), Seat Leon (+64%), VW Polo (+76%), Audi A4 (+91%) and Skoda Superb (+609%) post the largest gains inside the Top 30 while the Honda HR-V breaks into the Top 20 for the first time.

Previous month: Finland July 2016: Opel Astra teases Skoda Octavia for first place

One year ago: Finland August 2015: Toyota Avensis back in the game

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

Opel Astra Finland July 2016The Opel Astra ranks 2nd overall in Finland in July.

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The Finnish new car market is down 4.5% year-on-year in July to 8.222 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 12% to 72.919. Volkswagen remains in the lead despite a 27% freefall to 871 units and 10.6% share, ahead of Skoda at 10% (+2%), Ford at 9.9% (+12%) and Toyota at 9.1% (-12%). Opel shoots up 44% to 5th place, Honda is up 99%, Mazda up 19%, Suzuki up 71% and Jaguar up 800%. In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia holds onto the pole position in spite of a 14% drop, with the Opel Astra (+252%) breathing on its neck. The Nissan Qashqai (-6%) rounds up the podium, ahead of the Ford Focus (+43%) while the VW Golf (-42%) and Passat (-45%) stumble. The Toyota Auris (+95%), Skoda Superb (+317%) and Honda Civic (+79%) shine on the other hand.

Previous month: Finland June 2016: Opel Astra, Skoda Superb impress in market up 20%

One year ago: Finland July 2015: Skoda Fabia and Opel Corsa shoot up

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

Skoda Superb Finland June 2016. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukSkoda Superb sales are up 769% in June thanks to the new model.

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Finnish new car sales take off in June: up a very satisfying 20% year-on-year to 10.581 registrations, leading to an H1 tally up 15% to 64.695 units. Despite sales down 7%, Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker at 1.313 sales and 12.4% share, distancing Toyota up a flamboyant 54% to 1.253 units and 11.8%. Below, Skoda (+21%), Ford (+31%), Opel (+49%), Kia (+32%) and Mercedes (+28%) all beat the market whereas Nissan (-16%) and Volvo (-14%) skid down. Honda (+209%), Seat (+88%), Fiat (+900%) and Jaguar (+550%) all post spectacular gains. The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling vehicle in Finland for the second straight month, cementing its year-to-date lead at 3.050 sales vs. 2.409 for the Nissan Qashqai, down to #5 this month. The VW Golf ranks 2nd despite declining sales (-14%), the Opel Astra is up 3-fold on June 2015 to #3 overall thanks to the new model and the Toyota Auris up 4-fold to #4. Other impressive progressions include the Audi A4 up 97%  to #11, the Honda Civic up 260% to #13, the Seat Leon up to #14, the Skoda Superb up 789% to #17 and the Hyundai i20 up 133% to #29.

Previous month: Finland May 2016: Skoda Octavia leads, Honda HR-V in Top 30

One year ago: Finland May 2015: Ford Focus and Opel Corsa shoot up

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