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Finland February 2021: Toyota Yaris scores 2nd win in past 4 months in stabilised market (-1.8%)

The Toyota Yaris is #1 in Finland for the 2nd time in 4 months. Picture is.fi

The Finnish new car market stabilises in February at -1.8% year-on-year to 7.974 registrations, bringing the year-to-date volume down -8.3% to 17.229 units. Toyota (+6.9%) goes against the market trend to advance to 17.2% share in pole position, while Volkswagen (-1.7%) matches the market and bounces back up two spots on January to return to the 2nd place it held over the FY2020. Volvo (+8.5%) is only 8 units below to remain in third position ahead of Skoda (-0.4%) down two ranks on last month to #4. Kia (-12.4%) is in difficulty year-on-year but climbs up 3 spots on January to #5. Peugeot (+41.3%) and Citroen (+15.6%) close out the Top 10 in very dynamic fashion. Further down, Tesla (+866.7%), Fiat (+800%), Jeep (+800%), Dacia (+223.1%), Land Rover (+127.8%) and Porsche (+63.6%) all post stellar gains.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris (+82.1%) is lifted to the top spot for the 2nd time in the past four months by the new generation, followed by the YTD leader the Skoda Octavia (+34.2%) also in outstanding shape. #1 over the Full Year 2020, the Toyota Corolla (-36.7%) is hit hard this year and ranks third again. The VW Tiguan (+305.8%) is up 4-fold, taking full advantage of its facelift and the discounting of the outgoing model. The Toyota RAV4 (+53.4%), Volvo XC60 (+43.9%), XC40 (+39.7%) and Toyota C-HR (+12.8%) also surge in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, the Dacia Duster (+563.6%), Seat Leon (+123.5%), BMW 3 Series (+98.9%), Ford Puma (+90.7%), Opel Corsa (+83.3%), Hyundai i20 (+73.6%) and Kia Stonic (+58.3%) stand out.

Previous month: Finland January 2021: Skoda Octavia and Toyota Yaris top market down -13.3%

One year ago: Finland February 2020: Citroen, BMW, Toyota can’t help -2.1% market drop

Full February 2021 Top 30 brands and models below.

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