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

Nissan Qashqai

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The Finnish new car market is down 12% in 2012 to 109,856 registrations. This year the pole position is as unexpected as it is impressive: the Nissan Qashqai, which had never ranked #1 even in a monthly ranking in Finland before 2012, lodges an amazing year at 5,103 sales and 4.6%, up 16% on 2011. It topped the ranking for the first time ever in January, and then for 6 consecutive months from July onwards! It is the first time a Japanese model leads the Finnish year-end ranking since the Toyota Corolla in 2007. Leader last year, the Skoda Octavia is down 24% and one spot to #2 at 4,534 units and 4.1%, followed by the Toyota Avensis at 4,263 sales and 3.9%, down 7%.

Kia Rio

Only one additional model gains ground in the Top 10: the Toyota Yaris is up 55% thanks to the new generation to #6 with 3,299 units and 3%. Notice also the Hyundai i20 up 8 spots to #17 and the Volvo V60 up 4 to #22. There are 6 newcomers in the Finnish Top 30 this year: the most impressive is by far the Kia Rio up 341% to #13 and 1,551 sales. The Honda CR-V is up 8% to #25, Audi A6 up 16% to #26, Honda Civic up 72% to #27, Kia Sportage up 29% to #29 and the BMW 3 Series is up 21% to #30.

Previous post: Finland December 2012: Skoda Fabia and BMW 3 Series shoot up

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

Full Year 2012 Top 30 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

Finland Full Year 2012 – models:

PosModel2012%/112011%Pos
1Nissan Qashqai5,1034.6%16%4,3903.5%4
2Skoda Octavia4,5344.1%-24%5,9374.8%1
3Toyota Avensis4,2633.9%-7%4,5863.7%3
4VW Golf4,2243.8%-25%5,6284.5%2
5Ford Focus3,3983.1%-12%3,8773.1%6
6Toyota Yaris3,2993.0%55%2,1251.7%11
7VW Passat2,6832.4%-32%3,9523.2%5
8Kia Cee’d2,1842.0%-26%2,9332.4%8
9Audi A42,1031.9%-12%2,3841.9%9
10Opel Astra2,0321.8%-38%3,2542.6%7
11Ford Fiesta1,8811.7%-10%2,0861.7%12
12Toyota Auris1,6911.5%-9%1,8651.5%14
13Kia Rio1,5511.4%341%3520.3%n/a
14Volvo V701,5241.4%-19%1,8861.5%13
15Ford Mondeo1,4711.3%-33%2,2091.8%10
16Skoda Superb1,4551.3%-17%1,7471.4%18
17Hyundai i201,4221.3%9%1,3041.0%25
18VW Polo1,4001.3%-22%1,7871.4%17
19Mercedes C Class1,3901.3%-20%1,7461.4%19
20Hyundai i301,3411.2%-26%1,8181.5%16
21BMW 5 Series1,3141.2%-18%1,5931.3%20
22Volvo V601,2981.2%0%1,3031.0%26
23Volvo XC601,2511.1%-19%1,5421.2%21
24Mercedes E Class1,2331.1%-19%1,5291.2%22
25Honda CR-V1,2271.1%8%1,1370.9%n/a
26Audi A61,2271.1%16%1,0550.8%n/a
27Honda Civic1,1641.1%72%6760.5%n/a
28Volvo V501,1601.1%-37%1,8331.5%15
29Kia Sportage1,0881.0%29%8410.7%n/a
30BMW 3 Series1,0671.0%21%8790.7%n/a

Finland Full Year 2012 – brands:

PosBrand2012%/112011%Pos
1Volkswagen13,91412.7%-19%17,15713.8%1
2Toyota13,38812.2%0%13,32510.7%2
3Skoda8,6967.9%-15%10,2178.2%4
4Ford8,5037.7%-20%10,6888.6%3
5Volvo7,5536.9%-13%8,6927.0%5
6Nissan7,1966.6%-4%7,4776.0%6
7Kia6,3615.8%4%6,1294.9%8
8Audi6,1685.6%-1%6,2125.0%7
9Mercedes4,9114.5%-1%4,9764.0%10
10Hyundai4,3904.0%-2%4,4663.6%11
11BMW4,1983.8%5%4,0033.2%13
12Opel3,8243.5%-27%5,2474.2%9
13Peugeot3,3263.0%-20%4,1493.3%12
14Honda3,1402.9%-5%3,2922.6%15
15Citroen2,9822.7%-16%3,5672.9%14
16Seat1,4491.3%-24%1,9031.5%17
17Mazda1,3451.2%-37%2,1191.7%16
18Mitsubishi1,2911.2%-14%1,4981.2%19
19Renault1,2671.2%-32%1,8721.5%18
20Chevrolet1,1271.0%-21%1,4251.1%20
21Subaru1,0250.9%-20%1,2761.0%21
22Suzuki8140.7%-16%9680.8%23
23Fiat6820.6%-37%1,0850.9%22
24Dacia6130.6%-27%8360.7%24
25Land Rover3280.3%99%1650.1%29
26Alfa Romeo3110.3%-37%4920.4%25
27Mini2690.2%4%2590.2%27
28Jeep2510.2%182%890.1%n/a
29Lexus2030.2%-6%2170.2%28
30Jaguar970.1%-14%1130.1%30

Source: www.autoalantiedotuskeskus.fi

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. The second table for the brands is not correct, the brand are sorted by sales of 2011 and the position numbers of the first and last column should not mirror each other the way they do now.

  2. Market in Year 2012 by brand

    VOLKSWAGEN                                                                                           13.914 12,7 -18,9
    TOYOTA                                                                                               13.388 12,2 0,5
    SKODA                                                                                                8.686 7,9 -15,0
    FORD                                                                                                 8.503 7,7 -20,4
    VOLVO                                                                                                7.553 6,9 -13,1
    NISSAN                                                                                               7.196 6,6 -3,8
    KIA                                                                                                  6.361 5,8 3,8
    AUDI                                                                                                 6.168 5,6 -0,7
    MERCEDES-BENZ                                                                                      4.911 4,5 -1,3
    HYUNDAI                                                                                              4.390 4,0 -1,7
    BMW                                                                                                  4.198 3,8 4,9
    OPEL                                                                                                 3.824 3,5 -27,1
    PEUGEOT                                                                                              3.326 3,0 -19,8
    HONDA                                                                                                3.140 2,9 -4,6
    CITROEN                                                                                              2.982 2,7 -16,4
    SEAT                                                                                                 1.449 1,3 -23,9
    MAZDA                                                                                                1.345 1,2 -36,5
    MITSUBISHI                                                                                           1.291 1,2 -13,8
    RENAULT                                                                                              1.267 1,2 -32,3
    CHEVROLET                                                                                            1.127 1,0 -20,9
    SUBARU                                                                                               1.025 0,9 -19,7
    SUZUKI                                                                                               814 0,7 -15,9
    FIAT                                                                                                 682 0,6 -37,1
    DACIA                                                                                                613 0,6 -26,7
    LAND ROVER                                                                                           328 0,3 98,8
    ALFA ROMEO                                                                                           311 0,3 -36,8
    MINI                                                                                                 269 0,2 3,9
    JEEP                                                                                                 251 0,2 182,0
    LEXUS                                                                                                203 0,2 -6,5
    JAGUAR                                                                                               97 0,1 -14,2
    Others 244 0,2 -57,1

    Passenger cars total 111.251   -11,8

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