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Finland September 2022: Skoda Octavia #1 again, BMW i4 in Top 10, market up for the first time in 15 months

The BMW i4 sports its first Top 10 finish in Finland. Picture

New car sales in Finland edge up 4.8% year-on-year in September to 6,706 registrations. This is the first year-on-year uptick in this market since June 2021. The year-to-date tally remains in deep negative at -19.2% to 61,688 units. Toyota (+10.9%) beats the market to easily remain in first place with 14.7% share. Skoda (+54.4%) surges ahead to #2 but stays #4 year-to-date, while Kia (-12.8%), although in bad shape year-on-year, manages to overtake Volkswagen (-0.2%) in the YTD charts to rank #2. Volvo (+70.1%) is up spectacularly at #4, as are Mercedes (+49.9%) and BMW (+15%) in the remainder of the Top 10. Tesla (-46.2%) and Ford (-38.8%) both freefall. Below, notice Peugeot (+267.3%), Dacia (+137.7%), Polestar (+2850%) and Cupra (+409.1%) all posting surreal gains.

Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (+129.2%) is very strong and repeats at #1. It now ranks #6 year-to-date vs. #3 over the Full Year 2021 and distances the Kia Ceed (+76.9%) and Toyota Corolla (-26.5%). The Corolla easily remains the best-seller YTD with 5.9% share. Below, the Toyota Yaris (+62.5%), RAV4 (+28.5%) and Volvo XC40 (+180.8%) all score fantastic gains as does the Volvo XC60 (+62.5%) further down. The BMW i4 delivers its first ever Top 10 finish in Finland at #9. The Skoda Enyaq (+221.6%), Mercedes CLA (#12), Nissan Leaf (#15 and now inside the YTD Top 30), VW ID.4 (+71.1%), Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (+163%) and Skoda Kodiaq (+106.9%) also shine.

Previous month: Finland August 2022: Skoda Octavia leads, Peugeot 2008 on podium, sales down  -7.8%

One year ago: Finland September 2021: Tesla Model Y lands at #2 in market down -22.6%

Full September 2022 Top 30 brands and models below.

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