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The Finnish new car market is down 2% year-on-year in August to 7,468 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 73,996 units, up 3% on 2013. After a couple of very strong months from Volkswagen, Toyota reclaims the brands ranking top spot in August thanks to 884 sales and 11.8% vs. 866 and 11.6%, however this is far from enough to even threaten VW year-to-date at 8,534 units and 11.5% vs. 9,316 and 12.6%. Skoda is solid in third position and 9.5% share, Kia is up to #5 and 6.3% vs. #8 year-to-date, Opel is back up to #8 and 5.6%, a full percentage point above its ytd level, Hyundai does the same at #12 while Dacia sells more than Renault for the 2nd month in a row.
Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia is master on board this month in Finland: the only model to sell over 300 and 400 units at 416 and 5.5% share, cementing its year-to-date lead at 4,324 sales and 5.8%, up 56% on the same period in 2013. The Toyota Auris is up 4 spots on July but down 32% in 2nd place, the Kia Rio is up 5 ranks to #6, the BMW 3 Series up 9 to #10 and we welcome the VW Golf Sportsvan in the Finnish Top 20 for the very first time at an amazing 11th position with 123 sales and 1.6% share, its best monthly ranking in the world so far!
Previous month: Finland July 2014: Skoda Octavia back to #1, Volvo V60 shines
One year ago: Finland July 2013: Skoda Octavia confirms pole position
Full August 2014 Top 30 models and brands Ranking Tables below.