13 August 2014

Finland Top 4 Brands : 1980-89

The popular Nissan Cherry

Finland became more settled with the top 4 brands in the 1980's. Sales rose consistently through the decade, starting from 103,100 in 198 to 176,800 in 1989. There was an increase in every year except a slight drop in 1983.

Two Japanese brands took turns at the top, no doubt reliability a major factor in a harsh climate. Toyota eventually gained an advantage over Nissan. GM Opel took over from Ford as the US representative and Lada did surprisingly well.

Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1980 Nissan 17,237 Toyota 11,030 Lada 9,409 Fiat 8,627
1981 Nissan 15,202 Ford 10,320 Toyota 9,528 Lada 9,398
1982 Nissan 18,604 Ford 12,450 Toyota 11,208 Opel 10,734
1983 Nissan 15,642 Toyota 12,742 Ford 9,835 Lada 9,630
1984 Nissan 14,860 Toyota 12,947 Lada 11,351 Ford 11,203
1985 Toyota 17,010 Nissan 15,388 Opel 12,936 Lada 11,513
1986 Toyota 18,653 Nissan 15,259 Lada 12,710 Opel 12,638
1987 Toyota 22,373 Nissan 15,750 Lada 14,650 Opel 12,823
1988 Toyota 24,749 Nissan 18,304 Opel 15,668 Lada 15,390
1989 Toyota 24,528 Opel 19,111 Nissan 16,578 Lada 13,359

Data source: Thanks to Autolan Tiedotuskeskus.
For other decades: 1956-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1990-99, 2000-09. and 2010-19.

I guess they were solid and practical

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