Finland 2016. A the best out of last five years

Finland Auto Sales 2016 Infiniti-Q60-2017

Finland Auto Sales 2016 hit the highest performance since 2012, despite the sales deceleration recorded in the second semester. The Skoda Octavia kept the lead of models list.

Market Outlook

The details showed an external sector still heavily centered on a struggling agricultural sector and a battered forestry industry. Conversely, domestic demand continued to be a bright spot, and its upbeat momentum is likely to have carried over into the fourth quarter, as suggested by both a second month of strong expansion in industrial output in October and an over five-year high in consumer confidence in November.

Indeed, as released by the Autotuojat, the local Association of Car Manufacturers, new car passenger’s sales in December had been 8.112, up 2.4%, ending the entire year at 118.814 units (+9.2%), hitting the best since the 2012.

In the full year, the domestic cars sales performed a downward trend, showing a double digit increase in the first half and losing the momentum during the second.

The light commercial vehicles segment was really positive with sales at 13.237 units (+15.8%).

Competitive Arena

In 2016 Volkswagen led the top 3 with 13.195 units (+2.6%) ahead of Toyota and Skoda, while among the highest increase of the year were Opel, Mercedes, Audi, Ford and Kia. The best performances were reported by Jaguar and Maserati, improving 517.0% and 175.0%.

Bentley recorded the sharpest sales losses of the year, followed by the double digit fall down of Mitsubishi, Porsche, Tesla, Citroen and Subaru.

The Skoda Octavia was the best-selling model with 5.530 units (-5.2%), while in 2nd place was the Nissan Qashqai with 4.662 (+8.4%) ahead of the Volkswagen Golf with 4.205 (+9.2%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Dec Rank 2016 BRAND Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 1.039 13.195 -7,7% 2,6% 12,8% 10,9%
2 12 Renault 985 4.207 77,2% 49,3% 12,1% 3,5%
3 2 Toyota 781 12.732 6,4% 5,5% 9,6% 10,6%
4 5 Volvo 600 7.344 -10,8% -1,4% 7,4% 6,1%
5 3 Skoda 588 10.803 -6,2% 9,5% 7,2% 9,0%
6 9 Audi 566 6.073 39,1% 12,7% 7,0% 5,0%
7 10 Mercedes 472 5.801 18,3% 14,2% 5,8% 4,8%
8 4 Ford 418 9.450 -29,0% 10,7% 5,1% 7,8%
9 7 Kia 355 7.166 17,5% 10,2% 4,4% 5,9%
10 11 BMW 346 4.798 -14,1% -0,6% 4,3% 4,0%
11 8 Opel 338 7.045 9,0% 30,5% 4,2% 5,8%
12 20 Dacia 309 1.481 32,1% 11,5% 3,8% 1,2%
13 6 Nissan 271 7.290 3,8% 0,8% 3,3% 6,0%
14 17 Seat 228 2.332 34,1% 36,4% 2,8% 1,9%
15 15 Hyundai 127 2.823 -36,2% 6,1% 1,6% 2,3%
16 13 Honda 111 3.737 -27,9% 48,3% 1,4% 3,1%
17 19 Citroen 104 1.740 4,0% -12,1% 1,3% 1,4%
18 16 Peugeot 99 2.467 -45,9% -9,8% 1,2% 2,0%
19 21 Mitsubishi 97 1.254 0,0% -27,8% 1,2% 1,0%
20 18 Mazda 66 1.852 -13,2% 13,6% 0,8% 1,5%
21 23 Suzuki 57 1.061 9,6% 58,4% 0,7% 0,9%
22 22 Subaru 40 1.069 -37,5% -10,3% 0,5% 0,9%
23 31 Tesla 28 121 180,0% -17,1% 0,3% 0,1%
24 24 Land Rover 14 318 -68,2% 13,6% 0,2% 0,3%
25 25 Jaguar 12 290 500,0% 517,0% 0,1% 0,2%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 GROUP Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016 FY
1 1 Volkswagen 2.427 32.549 3,8% 8,4% 29,9% 27,0%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 1.565 12.978 48,9% 14,1% 19,3% 10,8%
3 3 Toyota 788 12.962 4,9% 5,6% 9,7% 10,7%
5 4 Hyundai-Kia 482 9.989 -3,8% 9,1% 5,9% 8,3%
7 5 Ford 418 9.450 -29,0% 10,7% 5,1% 7,8%
4 6 Geely Group 600 7.344 -10,8% -1,4% 7,4% 6,1%
9 7 General Motors 342 7.060 10,0% 30,4% 4,2% 5,9%
6 8 Mercedes Daimler 478 5.878 18,0% 14,4% 5,9% 4,9%
8 9 BMW 352 4.973 -15,4% -0,8% 4,3% 4,1%
10 10 PSA 203 4.207 -28,3% -10,8% 2,5% 3,5%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 Model Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016
1 17 Renault Clio 447 1.628 53,6% 8,3%
2 3 Volkswagen Golf 368 4.205 27,3% 9,2%
3 1 Skoda Octavia 344 5.530 17,4% -5,2%
4 4 Toyota Auris 248 3.663 -9,5% 8,7%
5 8 Toyota Avensis 195 3.130 2,6% 5,0%
6 20 Audi A3 191 1.573 40,4% -9,3%
7 9 Volkswagen Passat 190 2.854 -32,1% -19,4%
8 2 Nissan Qashqai 186 4.662 8,1% 8,4%
9 14 Volkswagen Polo 182 2.001 -14,2% 17,2%
10 12 Audi A4 162 2.276 52,8% 92,7%
11 6 Ford Focus 158 3.317 -28,8% 37,9%
12 5 Opel Astra 157 3.607 93,8% 179,8%
13 7 Toyota Yaris 152 3.239 1,3% -1,8%
14 18 Volvo V60 134 1.617 -8,8% 6,2%
15 16 Volvo V40 131 1.893 -31,8% -8,3%
15 15 Kia Cee’d 131 1.947 12,0% 8,7%
16 26 Seat Leon 128 1.278 87,3% 55,9%
17 13 Skoda Superb 118 2.070 49,2% 118,1%
18 22 Mercedes C Class 113 1.436 -13,7% -10,3%
19 25 BMW 5 Series 112 1.365 9,8% 2,8%
20 27 Volvo XC60 102 1.277 -4,7% -11,6%
21 32 BMW 3 Series 97 1.048 -2,0% -25,2%
22 11 Kia Rio 95 2.420 39,7% 3,7%
23 35 Audi A6 84 984 0,0% -2,6%
24 37 Peugeot 308 82 964 0,0% -2,5%
25 19 Ford Mondeo 76 1.608 -37,7% -19,4%

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