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Finland July 2012: Nissan Qashqai #1 for second time ever

Nissan Qashqai

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Once again the Finnish new car market suffers from the after-effects of the tax hike that occurred on April 1 and forwarded thousands of sales into March, with July sales down 25% year-on-year to 6,290 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to 72,375 units, down 8% on 2011. For only the second time ever after last January, the Nissan Qashqai is the most popular model in Finland this month, leading the ranking by far with 355 sales and 5.6% share. The Skoda Octavia ranks 2nd at 259 units, followed by the Ford Focus up 6 spots on June to #3 with 255 sales.

The Toyota Avensis is still 2012 year-to-date’s best-seller with 3,232 units and 4.5%, and is up 2 ranks to #4 in June while the VW Golf, #1 last month, is down 4 to #5. The Kia Rio continues to perform extremely well month after month, up 3 spots to #7 in July with 179 sales and 2.8% share. Notice also the Honda Civic holding well at #20 vs. #28 year-to-date.

Previous month: Finland June 2012: VW Golf, Polo and Kia Cee’d impress

One year ago: Finland July 2011: Skoda Octavia snaps up top spot for 2 units

Full July 2012 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

Finland July 2012:

1Nissan Qashqai3555.6%33,1114.3%34
2Skoda Octavia2594.1%23,1294.3%21
3Ford Focus2554.1%92,1943.0%66
4Toyota Avensis2333.7%63,2314.5%13
5VW Golf2063.3%12,5813.6%42
6Toyota Yaris1933.1%42,4573.4%511
7Kia Rio1792.8%101,0241.4%12n/a
8Opel Astra1632.6%81,3901.9%97
9Audi A41352.1%141,4011.9%89
10Ford Fiesta1342.1%121,3111.8%1012
11VW Passat1211.9%111,5482.1%75
12VW Polo1201.9%59081.3%2217
13Volvo V501171.9%179861.4%1515
14Toyota Auris1111.8%269581.3%1614
15Kia Cee’d1051.7%71,2381.7%118
16Skoda Superb981.6%199251.3%2018
17Volvo V60911.4%158481.2%2326
18Ford Mondeo861.4%299311.3%1910
19Mercedes C Class821.3%189931.4%1419
20Honda Civic801.3%167411.0%28n/a
21Hyundai i20741.2%131,0041.4%1325
22Volvo V70711.1%219551.3%1713
23Kia Sportage691.1%307531.0%27n/a
24Mercedes E Class621.0%238081.1%2622
25Hyundai i30590.9%207161.0%2916
26Toyota Corolla530.8%317081.0%3027
27Audi A6500.8%279091.3%21n/a
28Honda CR-V460.7%258401.2%24n/a
29Volvo XC60420.7%289351.3%1821
30BMW 5 Series420.7%248391.2%2520


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