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The Finnish new car market is up by a robust 13% year-on-year in September to 9.575 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12% to 91.610 units. This month Toyota (990) overtakes Volkswagen (979) to become the most popiuular brand in the country despite sales down 7% year-on-year vs. a 13% jump for the German manufacturer. Skoda (+33%) and Nissan (+20%) frankly outpace the market at #3 and #4 respectively but Ford (+5%) drops two spots on August to #5. Opel (+46%), Kia (+25%), Mercedes (+29%) and Audi (+28%) follow, all posting spectacular gains, but Volvo (-10%) struggles while rounding up the Top 10. Beyond, Seat (+30%), Hyundai (+49%), Renault (+57%), Suzuki (+60%), Jaguar (+88%), Porsche (+144%) and Lexus (+233%) impress.
Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai (+48%) shoots up to #1, enjoying its third monthly pole position in two years after March 2015 and 2016. The Qashqai ranked #1 in Finland over the Full Year 2012. The Skoda Octavia (+9%) and Opel Astra (+290%) are kicked down one spot on August to #2 and #3 respectively as a result. The Toyota Auris (-15%) and Avensis (-21%) round up the Top 6 but both struggle, while at #10 with deliveries up 245% year-on-year the Skoda Superb breaks into the Finnish Top 10 for the second time ever after last January (#9). Further down, the Audi A3 (+92%), A4 (+74%), Hyundai i20 (+62%), VW Polo (+64%) and Seat Leon (+44%) stand out.
Previous month: Finland August 2016: Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra in command
One year ago: Finland September 2015: Toyota Avensis on podium
Full September 2016 Top 30 brands and Top 30 models below.