The Toyota Avensis was #1 in Latvia in 2009.
Historical info going back to five decades ago is now available for Latvia on BSCB. For the 1970–1991 period, the data is for USSR which Latvia belonged to then, and Lada models reigned supreme. We have specific data for Latvia since 2006 and it is clear that Russian models are not in fashion anymore, with the Skoda Octavia holding the pole position for 3 consecutive years up until 2008, before passing the relay to the Toyota Avensis in 2009, the VW Golf from 2010 to 2013, the Skoda Yeti in 2014 and the Nissan Qashqai from 2015 onwards. It’s a roller coaster of emotions for the Latvian new car market, dropping by as much as 90% between 2007 (32,500 sales) and 2009 when only 3,745 new vehicles were registered, before slowly getting back up to 12,811 units in 2013 and 14,991 in 2014.
Latvia Historical Data: