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Finland February 2023: Toyota Corolla and Tesla Model Y on top, Polestar 2 up to #7, market in negative again

The Polestar 2 equals its Finnish ranking record in February.

The Finnish new car market endures another negative month in February but thins its loss to -2.7% year-on-year to 6,041 sales. The year-to-date tally is now off -6.2% to 13,125 units. Toyota (-30.7%) skids but retains the top spot with 13% of the market. Skoda (+17.5%) overtakes Volvo (-3.9%) for just one sales to score a solid 10.2% share. Volkswagen (+49.7%) rallies back up year-on-year but drops two spots on January to #4. Below Kia (-19.2%) and BMW (-17%) in great difficulty, Tesla (+991.4%) is up 10-fold on February 2022 and climbs 14 ranks on last month to #7. It now ranks #11 year-to-date vs. #14 over the Full Year 2022. In the remainder of the Top 10, Mercedes (+6.6%) and Nissan (+1.6%) both defy the negative trend albeit with timid gains.

Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (+7.4%) falls back to earth after hitting 11.6% share last month, down to a more reasonable 6% but still by far the most popular nameplate in the country. The Tesla Model Y leaps from outside the January Top 30 directly into 2nd place with 4.8% share and now ranks #6 year-to-date vs. #13 over the Full Year 2022. The Volvo XC60 (-3.3%) and XC40 (+23.4%) follow while the Skoda Octavia (-17%) struggles and rounds out the Top 5. The Skoda Enyaq (+245.2%), Polestar 2 (+121%) and VW ID.4 (+566.7%) all post surreal gains and fit within the Top 8. The Polestar 2 equals its ranking record at #7, also hit last November. Below, the BMW 2 Series (+1150%) and VW ID.3 (+988.9%) stand out.

Previous month: Finland January 2023: Toyota Corolla up to 11.6% share in another declining month (-9%)

One year ago: Finland February 2022: Kia (+17.3%) places EV6 at #12 in market falling -22.2%

Full February 2023 Top 30 brands and models below.

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