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Finland April 2012: Volvo V50 surprise leader

Volvo V50

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

After being artificially boosted in the wake of tax rises on April 1, the Finnish new car market significantly cools down at only 3,901 registrations in April, down 64% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 51,399 units, up 10% on 2011. Reduced market means higher volatility for the models ranking and this month there are a few big surprises: coming out of nowhere (or at least outside the Top 30), the Volvo V50 is the best-selling model in Finland this month with 259 sales and an imposing 6.6% market share!

It is followed by the Toyota Yaris at 222 units and 5.7% and the Hyundai i20 up no less than 22 spots on last month to #3 with 207 sales and 5.3%. Another model that takes advantage of this one-off month is the Kia Rio, up from outside the Top 30 in March to #7 at 122 units and 3.1%.

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

One year ago: Finland April 2011: Golf, Octavia and Passat on podium

Full April 2012 Top 20 and year-to-date Top 30 Ranking Tables below.

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