In August 2013, the Finnish car market kept the positive trend growing 1.4% from last year and further recovering in the year-to-date sales, now down only 10.4% from 2012. Thanks to strong Auris sales, Toyota was market leader ahead of Volkswagen.
Following two consecutive growing years, the 2012 was almost negative for the Finnish car market, which had lost 11.9% from the previous year. In December the market confirmed the negative trend losing 6.9%. Volkswagen was market leader with 13.6% of share.