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Finland March 2012: Toyota Avensis leads in market up 82%!

Toyota Avensis

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Car taxes were raised in Finland on April 1st, and as a result consumers rushed into dealerships in March to benefit from the last days of reduced taxes and new car sales are up a huge 82% year-on-yearto 22,924 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 47,818 units, up 34%.

The Toyota Avensis holds onto its pole position in this record month with 1,192 sales and 5.2% share, making it the best-selling model in Finland in 2012 year-to-date as well at 2,447 units and 5.1% share. In fact, the March podium is identical to February’s and to the year-to-date ranking: the Skoda Octavia is #2 with 4.3% followed by the Nissan Qashqai at 4.1%. The Ford Focus is up 2 spots to #4 and the Toyota Yaris stays 5th.

Other great performers in the Top 30 include the Audi A4 up 12 spots to #7, the Volvo XC60 up 10 to #10, Skoda Superb up 7 to #14, Mercedes E-Class up 14 to #18 and Hyundai i40 up to #27.

Previous month: Finland February 2012: Toyota Avensis crowned

One year ago: Finland March 2011: Skoda Octavia and Toyota Avensis on top

Full March 2012 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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