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New car sales in Finland finish the year on a paltry -11% in December at 5,685 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 102,064 units, down 7% on 2012. Just as I described the lukewarm performance of the Volvo V40 at home in Sweden, it climbs onto the Finnish podium for the first time ever, beating its previous best of #5 reached last January and September. It does look like Sweden is one of the least adequate markets for the V40 after all! In the meantime, the VW Golf reclaims its traditional pole position this month thanks to an excellent 381 sales and 6.7% vs. 5% in 2013, ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 347 units and 6.1% vs. 4.7% this year. Other great performers in Finland this month include the BMW 3 Series up 11 spots on November to a splendid 5th place, the Kia Cee’d up 3 ranks to #6 vs. #11 over the Full Year, Kia Rio up 21 to #7 vs. #14 and Audi A3 up 5 to #8 vs. 16 in 2013.
Previous month: Finland November 2013: Skoda Octavia above 7% market share
Full December 2013 Top 30 models and brands Ranking Tables below.