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Finland Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia overtakes VW Golf to #1

Mercedes C-Class Finland 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMercedes C-Class sales are up 60% in 2014 in Finland thanks to the new model.

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The Finnish new car market is up 3% year-on-year in 2014 to 105,304 registrations, with the Top 3 best-selling brands unchanged on 2013: Volkswagen dominates again with 12.3% share, only 400 units above Toyota at 11.9% while Skoda rounds up the podium at 9.2% thanks to sales up a fantastic 15% year-on-year. Volvo (+8%) passes Ford (-5%) to #4, Nissan is up 10%, Audi up 11% to 6% share, Mercedes up 10% to 5.2%, Opel up 11%, Renault up 59%, Mitsubishi up 74% and Dacia up 84%. Reversely, Hyundai is down 36%.

Skoda Octavia Finland 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Skoda Octavia is #1 in Finland for the 2nd time ever.

The Skoda Octavia outsells its VAG counterpart the VW Golf to claim the models pole position for the second time ever after 2011 thanks to sales up 23% to 5,867 and 5.3% share. The Nissan Qashqai (-1%) resists in third place above the Toyota Auris (+17%), Yaris (+1%) and Avensis (-14%). Outstanding run of the Kia Rio up 7 spots and 27% on 2013 to #7, of the Audi A3 up 38% to #11, the Volvo V60 up 36% to #14, BMW 5 Series up 30% to #18, Volvo XC60 up 27% to #20, Mercedes C-Class up 60% to #21, Honda Civic up 51% to #21, Toyota Corolla up 69% to #26 and Opel Insignia up 83% to #27.

Previous month: Finland November 2014: Toyota Auris leads, VW Golf Sportsvan #7

One year ago: Finland Full Year 2013: VW Golf back in charge

Two years ago: Finland Full Year 2012: Nissan Qashqai #1 for the first time

Full Year 2014 Top 284 All-models and Top 44 All-brands vs. Full 2013 data below.

Full December 2014 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands below.

All-models data will be published when made available.

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