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Finland December 2012: Skoda Fabia & BMW 3 Series shoot up

BMW 3 Series

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 20 best-selling models! Many thanks to Rolf *

* See the Full Year 2012 post here *

New car sales in Finland are down 6% year-on-year in December to 6,375 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 109,856 units, down 12% on 2011. The Nissan Qashqai enjoys its 6th consecutive month atop the models ranking and 7th time overall thanks to 355 sales and 5.6% and thus finishes the year at #1 for the first time. The entire Top 4 best-sellers are unchanged vs. November, with the VW Golf taking the 2nd spot followed by the Skoda Octavia and VW Passat.

Mercedes E Class

Excellent performances of the Skoda Fabia up to #5, Volvo V40 solid at #7, Volvo V70 up 14 spots on last month to #8 with 156 units and 2.4% vs. #14 in 2012, Audi A4 up 7 to #9 and BMW 3 Series up 6 to #11 vs. #30 in the Full Year. Notice also the BMW 5 Series up 3 spots to #18 and the Mercedes E-Class up 5 to #19.

Full Year post: Finland Full Year 2012: Nissan Qashqai #1 for the first time

Previous month: Finland November 2012: Hyundai i30 and Honda CR-V impress

One year ago: Finland Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia new best-seller

Full December 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

Finland December 2012:

PosModelDec%Nov2012%Pos2011
1Nissan Qashqai3555.6%15,1024.6%14
2VW Golf3345.2%24,2243.8%42
3Skoda Octavia2844.5%34,5344.1%21
4VW Passat2634.1%42,6832.4%75
5Skoda Fabia2333.7%n/an/an/an/a30
6Ford Focus1732.7%93,3983.1%56
7Volvo V401582.5%6n/an/an/a –
8Volvo V701562.4%221,5241.4%1413
9Audi A41552.4%162,1031.9%99
10Kia Cee’d1542.4%72,1832.0%88
11BMW 3 Series1201.9%171,0671.0%30n/a
12Toyota Avensis1101.7%54,2633.9%33
13Ford Mondeo1011.6%201,4711.3%1510
14Skoda Superb951.5%251,4551.3%1618
15Toyota Auris921.4%101,6911.5%1214
16Volvo V60901.4%181,2981.2%2226
17Toyota Yaris861.3%83,2993.0%611
18BMW 5 Series841.3%211,3141.2%2120
19Mercedes E Class811.3%241,2331.1%2422
20Mercedes C Class791.2%271,3901.3%1919

Source: www.autoalantiedotuskeskus.fi

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  1. Hi Matt,
    Happy new year and many thanks for the pleasure you are bringing to so many people all over the world by collecting and publishing all these data.
    You can find the real top 10 in Finland for every month at the bottom of http://www.autoalantiedotuskeskus.fi under Pc 10 models. For instance the Volvo V40 has been in the top 10 for the last three months.
    Many greetings
    Rolf

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