The new generation enables the Skoda Octavia to cement its domination in Finland.
New car sales in Finland have stabilised in July at -2% year-on-year to 8.838 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -19.3% to 55.084. It’s a very close finish in the brands ranking: Toyota (-35.7%) is in great difficulty and saves its position by only 15 sales above Skoda (+22.5%) in contrasting excellent shape. Volkswagen (-1%) is toppled from the pole position it held back in June, while Volvo (+25%) is extremely dynamic once again and remains at #4 with a strong 9.1% share. Mercedes (+50.6%) scores the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10, ranking #7, with Hyundai (+27.2%), Audi (+19.9%) and Kia (+9.8%) also posting stellar results but Ford (-18%) and Nissan (-17.2%) straggling. Below, Porsche (+266.7%), Fiat (+33.3%), Citroen (+22.4%), Peugeot (+20.5%), Dacia (+18.3%) and Suzuki (+13.6%) stand out whereas Tesla (-98.5%) falls to just… one sale !
Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+13.4%) solidly holds onto the top spot, widening the gap to its nearest follower to one percentage point of market share at 5.6% vs. 4.6% for the Toyota Yaris (-26.3%). In fact the rest of the Top 4 is in deep trouble, with the Toyota Corolla (-50.5%) and Nissan Qashqai (-23.5%) also skidding down. The Volvo XC40 (+111.2%) continues to take full advantage of its new PHEV variant and repeats at a record 5th place, now ranking 8th YTD. The Volvo XC60 (+506.3%), Kia Ceed (+57.4%), Volvo V60 (+36.4%) and VW Golf (+30.2%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10. Below, the Mercedes GLC (+743.7%), A-Class (+87.7%), Skoda Superb (+81.6%), Audi A4 (+78%), Mercedes C-Class (+76.7%), Hyundai i30 (+64.3%), VW Passat (+36.4%), T-Cross (+22.3%), Citroen C3 (+21.5%) and Kia Rio (+18.1%) make themselves noticed with fantastic gains.
Full July 2020 Top 30 brands and models below.