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This month’s new car sales figures in Finland are a little biased by the fact that in March 2012 the market was artificially boosted in anticipation of a car tax raise. As a result March 2013 is down an abysmal 59% year-on-year to 9,492 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 27,640 units, down an equally embarrassing 42% on 2012. If last month the VW Golf snapped up the pole position thanks to the 7th generation now in full swing, in March the Nissan Qashqai tells the Golf who’s Boss: with 523 sales and 5.5% it is nearly 1.5 percentage point above the Golf and reclaims the year-to-date lead thanks to 1,384 units and 5% vs. 1,308 and 4.7% for the Golf.
The Toyota Avensis is nicely back on the podium at #3, the Toyota Auris lodges another very solid month at #4 with 3.7% share while the Honda CR-V confirms it has Top 10 potential over the Full Year 2012: #6 this month and year-to-date vs. #25 in 2012. Notice also the BMW 3 Series up 10 spots on February to #10, the Skoda Rapid making its very first appearance in the Finnish Top 30 at #16 and the Mercedes A-Class at #23.
Previous month: Finland February 2013: VW Golf back on top
Full March 2013 Top 25 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.