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Finland May 2021: Toyota Corolla best-seller in market up 95.2%

The Toyota Corolla is the most successful model in Finland in May.

The Finnish new car market bounces back up 95.2% year-on-year in May to 9.590 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 18.3% to 45.590. Brand leader Toyota (+94.8%) matches the market and remains at #1 with 14% share. Volkswagen (+173.8%) surges ahead and climbs two spots on April to #2, a ranking it now also holds year-to-date, passing Skoda (+164.7%) also in outstanding shape this month. Volvo (+282.9%) scores the largest gain in the Top 30 but drops two ranks on last month to #4. Audi (+156.5%), Peugeot (+111.1%) and BMW (+110.7%) also outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10, while further down Seat (+237.8%), Porsche (+153.3%), Fiat (+118.2%), Hyundai (+114.9%) and Citroen (+106.5%) stand out.

Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (+158.3%) signs its first win since last October at 5.5% share vs. 4.8% so far this year. It topples the Skoda Octavia (+194%) which however remains in the year-to-date lead by 63 sales. The Toyota Yaris (+93.8%) rounds out the podium as it does year-to-date. Below are two surging Volvos: the XC60 is up a whopping 700% year-on-year and the XC40 up 336.7%. These are the two largest gains in the Top 8. The VW Golf (+218.2%) also impresses at #6 ahead of the Toyota RAV4 (+91.1%). The VW ID.4 breaks into the Finnish Top 10 this month, landing at #8 and distancing the VW Tiguan up a surreal 765.2% year-on-year. Below, the BMW 3 Series (+273.8%), Seat Leon (+247.5%), Skoda Kamiq (+238.5%) and Volvo V60 (+229.3%) make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Finland April 2021: Volvo, Seat impress in market up 47.6%

One year ago: Finland May 2020: Sales collapse accelerates (-53.7%), Kia, Peugeot resist, Ford Kuga in Top 10

Full May 2021 Top 30 brands and Top 30 models below.

Finland May 2021 – brands:

PosBrandMay-21%/20Apr2021%/20PosFY20
1Toyota1,34214.0%94.8%16,89715.1%20.0%11
2Volkswagen1,28413.4%173.8%44,72310.4%25.4%22
3Skoda1,02710.7%164.7%34,58210.1%14.9%33
4Volvo7858.2%282.9%24,0949.0%27.9%44
5Kia6436.7%42.6%53,0346.7%13.0%55
6Mercedes5515.7%58.8%62,9506.5%19.8%67
7BMW5125.3%110.7%82,2244.9%13.8%88
8Ford4584.8%30.5%72,6895.9%10.9%76
9Audi4364.5%156.5%91,9444.3%34.5%911
10Peugeot3613.8%111.1%101,5103.3%73.6%1113
11Hyundai3463.6%114.9%111,4643.2%21.1%1212
12Seat3313.5%237.8%121,2452.7%77.9%1416
13Citroen2562.7%106.5%141,1372.5%31.9%1515
14Opel2532.6%18.8%151,3483.0%-20.8%1310
15Nissan2472.6%37.2%131,5983.5%0.2%109
16Renault1691.8%38.5%166551.4%8.8%1614
17Mazda1051.1%56.7%204070.9%1.8%2020
18Suzuki921.0%8.2%174431.0%7.8%1818
19Mitsubishi810.8%-32.5%184591.0%-35.6%1717
20Porsche380.4%153.3%211580.3%30.6%2224
21Mini320.3%45.5%231480.3%38.3%2525
22Dacia310.3%-43.6%194391.0%82.9%1921
23Honda270.3%-34.1%251350.3%-54.5%2722
24Cupra260.3%new241520.3%new24n/a
25Subaru250.3%-3.8%271400.3%-24.3%2623
26Fiat240.3%118.2%281140.3%338.5%2928
27Land Rover210.2%90.9%221580.3%49.1%2327
28Lexus200.2%-13.0%261320.3%-19.0%2826
29Tesla190.2%-26.9%303890.9%-4.0%2119
30Jeep100.1%n/a29470.1%487.5%30n/a
 –Others380.4%111.1% –1700.4%-8.1% – –

Finland May 2021 – models:

Note: This ranking features the Top 30 models year-to-date ordered based on their May sales and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

PosModelMay-21%/20Apr2021%/20PosFY20
1Toyota Corolla5325.5%158.3%22,2004.8%-9.1%21
2Skoda Octavia3914.1%194.0%12,2635.0%45.3%12
3Toyota Yaris3143.3%93.8%32,0754.6%66.0%33
4Volvo XC602883.0%700.0%41,2762.8%65.9%510
5Volvo XC402622.7%336.7%61,2082.6%86.1%67
6VW Golf2452.6%218.2%81,0082.2%21.6%86
7Toyota RAV42352.5%91.1%51,4003.1%78.8%49
8VW ID.42212.3%newn/a5011.1%new24 –
9VW Tiguan1992.1%765.2%238761.9%296.4%1060
10Kia Rio1942.0%36.6%127651.7%12.5%1213
11Toyota C-HR1771.8%31.1%118371.8%-0.7%1112
12VW Polo1771.8%129.9%n/a4391.0%4.0%3011
13Nissan Qashqai1661.7%13.7%101,1702.6%-3.7%74
14BMW 3 Series1571.6%273.8%147191.6%52.0%1424
15Seat Leon1391.4%247.5%155991.3%234.6%1865
16Volvo V601351.4%229.3%78781.9%5.5%98
17Skoda Kamiq1321.4%238.5%175421.2%14.6%2019
18Kia Ceed1271.3%35.1%185391.2%-11.1%2116
19Audi A41221.3%144.0%n/a4491.0%-6.1%2727
20Mercedes A Class1211.3%89.1%165121.1%25.8%2320
21Ford Kuga1111.2%24.7%136271.4%238.9%1652
22Ford Fiesta1081.1%86.2%226111.3%-5.9%1714
23Citroen C3931.0%40.9%96631.5%18.8%1525
24BMW 5 Series931.0%75.5%244601.0%-19.3%2623
25Kia Stonic900.9%21.6%215161.1%25.2%2226
26Hyundai i20830.9%124.3%254471.0%66.8%2840
27Peugeot 208750.8%50.0%264461.0%99.1%2944
28Ford Focus730.8%-44.3%207241.6%-35.3%135
29Mercedes GLC730.8%58.7%195671.2%18.9%1922
30Mercedes E Class620.6%14.8%274811.1%16.5%2535

Source: Aut.fi

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