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Slow start of 2012 for the European market, down 7% year-on-year in January to 1,003,814 registrations. The podium is unchanged vs. December and the Full Year 2011 ranking with the VW Golf in the lead at 3.6% share ahead of the VW Polo at 2.6% and the Ford Fiesta at 2.4%. The Ford Focus reaches its best position since last August at #4 with 22,316 sales and 2.2% share, up 7% on January 2011.
The VW Passat is also up year-on-year at +15% thanks to 17,694 units sold at #7 but this month’s best performances are found at the bottom of the Top 10: the Nissan Qashqai breaks into the Top 10 for only the third time ever after July 2010 and September 2011 and reaches its highest ever European ranking at #9 with 16,881 sales. The Skoda Octavia for its part appears in the European Top 10 for the very first time at #10 with 16,565 units, up 22% year-on-year.
One year ago: Europe January 2011: VW Golf and Polo dominate
Full January 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.