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Finland April 2023: Volvo XC60 signs first win, overall sales up 14.4%

The Volvo XC60 is #1 in Finland for the very first time.

The Finnish new car market posts a solid 14.4% year-on-year gain in April to 7,195 sales, however April 2022 was down a damning -26.7% on the year prior so the comparison base is very low. Nevertheless, the year-to-date tally tilts into positive at +0.7% to 27,895. Toyota (+10%) trails the market but easily remains the most popular carmaker in the country at 17.4% share. The next four brands all outrun the market with fantastic gains. Volkswagen (+64.5%) is the most dynamic (on a low year-ago basis), followed by Volvo (+56.8%), Mercedes (+55.8%) and Skoda (+43.9%). Audi (+63.9%) also impresses at #8 whereas Nissan (-41.6%) and Ford (-4.5%) falter. Tesla (+1783.3%) continues to erase its previous first quarter month unbalance and ranks #11 vs. #8 so far this year.

In the model aisle, the Volvo XC60 (+77%) brilliantly scores its first ever Finnish month win, and with a big margin at that at 4.5% share vs. 3.4% for the #2, a freefalling Toyota Corolla (-52.9%). The Corolla however remains #1 year-to-date with the XC60 pointing its bonnet at #3. The Toyota C-HR (+161.1%) manages a fantastic gain in third place, its highest ranking since July 2022 (also #3). The VW ID.4 (+1406.7%) has found its target market in Finland unlike in most other European markets, with the Toyota Yaris (+25.1%) and Skoda Enyaq (+268.4%) also in great shape. Ranking at a formidable #7 (for a start of quarter month), the Tesla Model Y is up a surreal 2144.4% on April 2022 when it sold just 9 units. The VW ID.3 (+2183.3%), Skoda Octavia (+510.5%), Volvo C40 (+359.3%) and BMW i4 (+312.5%) also shoot up.

Previous month: Finland March 2023: Tesla Model Y signs first ever win, Toyota bZ4X up to #6, sales up 2.1%

One year ago: Finland April 2022: Nissan Qashqai (+92.9%) up to #2, Polestar 2 in Top 10, market dives -26.7%

Full April 2023 Top 30 brands and models below.

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