Finland vehicles market in 2016 fast starts sustained by scrap incentives.

Finland vehicles market in 2016

Finland vehicles market in 2016 fast starts sustained by scrap incentives. The first quarter was reported up in double-digit with Toyota overtaking Volkswagen for the leadership. Toyota Auris advanced in the podium.

Market Outlook

Sustained by a short-term scrap incentive sustain, with €1.500 in the plate for customers replacing their old vehicles in this half of the year, the Finnish automotive sector started fast the year and promise to keep this excellent pace until June.

As released by the Autotuojat, the local Association of Car Manufacturers, during the first quarter of the 2016, new car passenger’s sales were strong in January and February, respectively at 11.788 (+14.8%) and 9.656 (+20.9%), while March was just over the previous year with 11.489 sales (+3.5%).

Year to date sales had been 32.933 (+12.2%). March posted the 9th year on year increase in a string.

Competitive Arena

This market is characterized by the battle for leadership between the two biggest brand in the World. In the Q1 2016, Toyota overtook Volkswagen, leader in the 2015, with 3.626 sales (+14.3%) mainly due to the rush of March (when the Japanese fiscal year ends…). The rival has registered 3.583 cars (+15.4%).

In third place Skoda with 3.195 (+14.8%) followed by Ford with 2.590 (+23.2%), Nissan (third in March) with 2.380 (-9.2%), Volvo with 2.352 (+9.1%), Opel with 1.825 (+46.4%) and Audi with 1.767 (+6.6%), leader of premium brands.

At group level, the leader was Volkswagen with 27.8% of market share followed by Toyota with 11.2% and Renault-Nissan with 9.7%.

The best-selling model was again the Skoda Octavia with 1.470 sales (-17.8%) followed by the Nissan Qashqai with 1.353 (-9.1%) and the Toyota Auris, new in the podium, with 1.128 sales (+22.7%). In fourth place the Volkswagen Golf with 1.43 sales (+18.3%) ahead of Toyota Avensis with 1.033 (+38.8%).

The new Opel Astra (+207.8%) and Skoda Superb (+371%) are shining.

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 MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Toyota1.4203.6261,5%14,3%12,4%11,0%
22Volkswagen1.1453.58314,2%15,4%10,0%10,9%
35Nissan1.0862.380-19,4%-9,2%9,5%7,2%
43Skoda9863.195-4,0%14,8%8,6%9,7%
54Ford8602.59012,6%23,2%7,5%7,9%
66Volvo7232.3527,9%9,1%6,3%7,1%
79Kia6731.7058,2%6,2%5,9%5,2%
812Honda6591.40823,9%46,8%5,7%4,3%
910Mercedes5871.57530,4%16,2%5,1%4,8%
107Opel5811.82526,3%46,4%5,1%5,5%
118Audi5561.7670,2%6,6%4,8%5,4%
1211BMW4831.44919,9%-6,6%4,2%4,4%
1316Renault29755656,3%36,9%2,6%1,7%
1413Hyundai199744-7,4%22,2%1,7%2,3%
1514Peugeot173668-29,4%-16,9%1,5%2,0%
1618Citroen169474-15,9%-15,5%1,5%1,4%
1717Mazda15954748,6%44,3%1,4%1,7%
1815Seat1395726,9%33,6%1,2%1,7%
1919Mitsubishi129422-23,7%-18,2%1,1%1,3%
2020Suzuki108304-0,9%81,0%0,9%0,9%
2121Subaru97294-6,7%11,8%0,8%0,9%
2222Dacia79265-29,5%6,0%0,7%0,8%
2324Land Rover3611489,5%86,9%0,3%0,3%
2426Fiat3053400,0%211,8%0,3%0,2%
2527Jaguar2642766,7%180,0%0,2%0,1%
2625Lexus1854-21,7%-34,1%0,2%0,2%
2631Tesla182863,6%47,4%0,2%0,1%
2729Porsche173813,3%-51,3%0,1%0,1%
2828Mini940-52,6%-25,9%0,1%0,1%
2932SsangYong827-46,7%80,0%0,1%0,1%
2930Alfa Romeo829#DIV/0!1350,0%0,1%0,1%
3034Maserati26#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
3034Lancia26#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
3033Jeep219-60,0%111,1%0,0%0,1%
3034Smart26-66,7%-14,3%0,0%0,0%
3034Cadillac26#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
3135Bentley15#DIV/0!150,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen2.8449.1604,2%13,7%24,8%27,8%
23Renault-Nissan1.4623.201-11,3%-2,3%12,7%9,7%
32Toyota1.4383.6801,1%13,1%12,5%11,2%
45Hyundai-Kia8722.4494,2%10,6%7,6%7,4%
54Ford8602.59012,6%23,2%7,5%7,9%
66Geely Group7232.3527,9%9,1%6,3%7,1%
710Honda6591.40823,9%46,8%5,7%4,3%
88Mercedes Daimler5891.58129,2%16,1%5,1%4,8%
97General Motors5831.83126,7%46,8%5,1%5,6%
109BMW4921.48916,6%-7,2%4,3%4,5%

ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%Rank MarRank Q1
Skoda Octavia4741.470-23,8%-17,8%4,3%4,7%21
Nissan Qashqai5151.353-25,8%-9,1%4,6%4,3%12
Toyota Auris4371.1283,1%22,7%3,9%3,6%33
Volkswagen Golf3641.0437,4%18,3%3,3%3,3%74
Toyota Avensis3891.03334,1%38,8%3,5%3,3%65
Ford Focus3139888,3%52,7%2,8%3,2%86
Toyota Yaris393946-4,6%16,2%3,5%3,0%47
Opel Astra269902163,7%207,8%2,4%2,9%118
Volkswagen Passat274888-10,5%-0,7%2,5%2,8%99
Audi A420671052,6%95,6%1,9%2,3%1510
Skoda Superb194660288,0%371,4%1,7%2,1%1711
Ford Fiesta23557618,7%8,7%2,1%1,8%1212
Honda Civic272561-5,6%39,9%2,4%1,8%1013
Volvo V6018755545,0%21,4%1,7%1,8%1814
Volkswagen Polo15354824,4%66,1%1,4%1,8%2215
Ford Mondeo1655108,6%-1,2%1,5%1,6%2116
Volvo V40125499-16,1%-5,8%1,1%1,6%2517
Kia Cee’d2234979,3%0,4%2,0%1,6%1318
Kia Rio202492-5,2%-5,0%1,8%1,6%1619
Honda CR-V182462-14,2%10,5%1,6%1,5%1920
Nissan Micra3904610,0%0,0%3,5%1,5%521
Mitsubishi ASX20244378,8%25,1%1,8%1,4%1622
Mercedes C Class176436-3,3%-13,0%1,6%1,4%2023
Mercedes E Class904160,0%0,0%0,8%1,3%3224
Skoda Fabia1404137,7%69,3%1,3%1,3%2325
Volvo V701334080,0%0,0%1,2%1,3%2426
Volvo XC60124403-23,0%-9,2%1,1%1,3%2627
Audi A3112398-42,9%-34,5%1,0%1,3%2828
Peugeot 3081173630,0%0,0%1,1%1,2%2729
BMW 5 Series12434926,5%-28,3%1,1%1,1%2630

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