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Finland September 2012: Nissan Qashqai now #1 year-to-date!

Nissan Qashqai

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The new car market in Finland is now stuck in recession: down 21% year-on-year in September to just 7,897 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 87,726 units, down 11% on 2011. And this month we welcome a very interesting development in Finland: #1 for the third month in a row and the 4th time ever after last January, July and August, the Nissan Qashqai beats its monthly market share record in the country by far: from 5.1% in January to 6.5% in September thanks to 517 sales. This means the Qashqai now leads the Finnish 2012 year-to-date models ranking with 3,954 units and 4.5%. If in 2011 it was #1 in Lithuania, this year Finland is the only country in the world where the Qashqai is #1 year-to-date

The VW Golf stays solid at #2 with 4.3% but ranks 4th year-to-date at 3.7%. It is followed in August by the Skoda Octavia and Ford Focus, both up one spot on last month while the VW Passat is up 5 to #5 and the Hyundai i30 is up an impressive 12 ranks to #6 with 203 sales and 2.6% share vs. #23 and 1.2% year-to-date. Other great performers include the Kia Cee’d up 6 to #9 and the Volvo V60 up 8 to #21.

Previous month: Finland August 2012: Nissan Qashqai #1 for the third time ever

One year ago: Finland September 2011: Skoda Octavia #1, Hyundai i20 in Top 10

Full September 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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