09 August 2014

Finland Top 4 Brands : 1970-79

The Fiat 127 was popular in Europe

Without a home brand, things are often more fluid. This is certainly he case with Finland with four top brands in the ten years considered here. Fiat was never below second over this decade, but otherwise it was in constant flux.

In 1973, 118,000 cars were bought which was the best year. Way back then Nissan was Datsun and that marque was top by 1979. However, the economy faltered in the late 70's and sales were down to 80,700 in 1978.

Yr 1st Sales % 2nd Sales % 3rd Sales % 4th Sales % %
1970 Ford 13.2 14 Fiat 10.1 11 Toyo 9.2 10 VW 8.4 9 45
1971 Fiat 12.7 17 Toyo 9.0 12 Ford 7.8 10 Dats 5.7 8 47
1972 Fiat 13.0 13 VW 10.8 11 Ford 10.7 11 Dats 9.2 9 43
1973 Fiat 15.5 13 Toyo 15.4 13 Ford 14.0 12 VW 9.1 8 46
1974 Fiat 12.6 13 Ford 10.6 11 Saab 10.4 11 Toyo 9.3 10 45
1975 Fiat 15.3 13 Saab 15.2 13 Dats 11.4 10 Ford 11.0 9 45
1976 Saab 12.9 14 Ford 9.9 11 Dats 9.8 11 Lada 8.3 9 44
1977 Saab 11.2 12 Fiat 9.4 10 Ford 8.9 10 Dats 8.7 9 42
1978 Saab 10.3 13 Fiat 8.4 10 Dats 8.4 10 Lada 8.2 10 44
1979 Dats 13.5 14 Fiat 10.8 11 Lada 10.5 11 Saab 10.1 10 45

Data source: Thanks to Autolan Tiedotuskeskus.
For other decades: 1956-59, 1960-69, 1980-89, 1990-99, and 2000-13.

The Toyota Corona enjoying the snow

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