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.

Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1970 Ford 13,172 Fiat 10,139 Toyota 9,248 VW 8,392
1971 Fiat 12,734 Toyota 9,047 Ford 7,799 Datsun 5,885
1972 Fiat 13,002 VW 10,840 Ford 10,730 Datsun 5,687
1973 Fiat 15,517 Toyota 15,442 Ford 14,035 VW 9,142
1974 Fiat 12,553 Ford 10,599 Saab 10,408 Toyota 9,311
1975 Fiat 12,254 Saab 15,172 Datsun 11,448 Ford 10,975
1976 Saab 12,855 Ford 9,904 Datsun 9,832 Lada 8,260
1977 Saab 11,183 Fiat 9,409 Ford 8,914 Datsun 8,653
1978 Saab 10,272 Fiat 8,409 Datsun 8,376 Lada 8,165
1979 Datsun 13,484 Fiat 10,847 Lada 10,141 Saab 10,141

Data source: Thanks to Autolan Tiedotuskeskus.
For other decades: 1956-59, 1960-69, 1980-89, 1990-99, 2000-09. and 2010-19.

The Toyota Corona enjoying the snow

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