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Latvia Full Year 2014: Skoda Yeti & Nissan Qashqai take the lead

Skoda Yeti Latvia 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Yeti

* See the Top 46 All-brands and Top 284 All-models by clicking on the title *

The Latvian new car market is in excellent shape in 2014, up 17% year-on-year to 14,991 registrations. A big caveat before we dig into detailed sales figures for Latvia: a large part of new car sales in this country are directly re-exported to other European Union countries and therefore the rankings do not really reflect the situation on the ground. Brand-wise, Volkswagen stays on top with 16.9% above Toyota at 12.2%, while Skoda is up a magnificent 54% to third place and 8.6% share, dislodging Peugeot from the podium. Nissan (+42%), Renault (+44%), Dacia (+40%) and Suzuki – going from just 16 units sold in 2013 to 181 this year – all impress.

Nissan Qashqai Latvia 2014. Picture courtesy of largus,frNissan Qashqai

The Skoda Yeti spectacularly take the lead of the Latvian models ranking this year thanks to sales up 80% to 619 and 4.1% share while the Nissan Qashqai simply doubles its 2013 to climb onto the 2nd spot at 534 units. The VW Golf loses the crown it held in 2014, down to #3 above the Toyota RAV4 (+49%) and VW Passat (+15%). Notice also the Dacia Duster up 69% to #7, the VW Jetta up 85% to #12, the Toyota Prado up 148% and the Corolla up 123%.

Previous month: Latvia November 2014: Nissan Qashqai and VW Up on top

One year ago: Latvia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Focus on top

Two years ago: Latvia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Skoda Yeti in the lead

Full Year 2014 Top 46 All-brands & Top 284 All-models vs. Full Year 2013 figures below.

Full December 2014 Top 33 All-brands and Top 40 models below.

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