First registrations of passenger cars were 13 per cent lower in January than last year.

A total of 9,373 new passenger cars were first registered last month - 13.2 per cent less than in the corresponding month a year ago.

The Škoda Octavia model, which was ennobled last week, was the most entered in the register with the Car of the Year in Finland 2021 award.

1. Škoda Octavia / 569 pieces

2. Toyota Yaris / 513

3. Toyota Corolla / 455

4. Toyota RAV4 / 343

5. Volvo XC40 / 295

6. Ford Focus / 265

7. Volvo XC60 / 256

8. Nissan Qashqai / 242

9. Volvo V60 / 188

10. Volkswagen Golf / 187

11. Dacia Duster / 174

12. Mercedes-Bnz E-Series / 172

13. Ford Fiesta / 150

14. Seat Leon / 146

15. Volkswagen Tiguan / 133

16. Toyota C-HR / 131

17. Kia Rio / 130

18. Opel Astra / 121

19. Mercedes-Benz A-Series / 120

20. Renault Captur / 116

21. Audi A4 / 115

22. Mercedes-Benz GLC Series / 114

23. BMW 5 Series / 111

24. BMW 3 Series / 104

25. Škoda Kamiq / 101

26. Mercedes-Benz GLE Series / 98

26. Škoda Ssuperb / 98

26. Volkswagen Passat / 98

27. Opel Corsa / 93

28. Kia Stonic / 90

29. Volkswagen T-Roc / 88

30. Volvo S60 / 84

The thirty most popular models accounted for 63.8 percent of all first-time passenger car registrations.

Source: Statistics Finland / Traficom.