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Denmark February 2012: Kia Rio #5, VW Up! at world best

Kia Rio

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The Danish car market continues on its record-breaking run, up a further 22% year-on-year in February at 14,180 registrations, bringing the 2012 year-to-date total to 27,055 units, up 13% on 2011. After leading the way in 2011, the Chevrolet Spark is the best-selling model in the country for the second month in a row in 2012 with 609 sales and 4.3% share. Chevrolet manages an impressive 1-2 it can't even deliver in the United States with the Aveo taking the 2nd spot at 461 units and 3.3%!

Chevrolet Aveo

The Toyota Aygo is back up 21 spots on January to close the podium, much closer to the 2nd place it reached in the Full Year 2011. Koreans are omnipresent in Denmark once again with the Kia Picanto holding a vey solid 4th position with 421 sales and 3%, ahead one of the two stars of the month, the Kia Rio, up another 10 ranks on last month to reach an outstanding 5th place, its highest so far in Western Europe, at 386 units and 2.7%. The Hyundai i30 at #6 makes it 5 Koreans in the Top 6 as the two Chevrolets were born in South Korea...

VW Up!

Excellent month for the Opel Insignia, up a massive 56 spots on last month to land #8 with 2.1% share. The other star of the month is the VW Up! Fitting perfectly the urban environment Denmark has to offer, VW's mini lands directly in 15th position for its first true month of sales in the country with 249 sales and 1.9% share. Given its previous world best was #22 in Germany last December, this is the highest position the Up has reached anywhere in the world so far... Notice also the Citroen DS5 appearing for the first time in the Danish ranking at #66 with 73 sales.

Previous month: Denmark January 2012: Chevrolet and Koreans in great shape

One year ago: Denmark February 2011: Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai i10 on top

Full February 2012 Top 70 Ranking Table below.

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  1. March 20th, 2012 at 13:45 | #1

    There is a mistake ! Opel Insigna is only 45 et not 293

    • matgasnier
      March 20th, 2012 at 13:51 | #2

      Hi Paul, I’m afraid there is no mistake. The Insignia sold 293 units in Denmark last month and 47 in January. Where did you get the 45 figure?

  2. Rutger (D-C)
    March 20th, 2012 at 06:34 | #3

    I’m excited to see if the up! and its twins Citigo and Mii will perform well in Italy too. The Slovakian trio will become very succesful in The Netherlands, without a doubt. The Seat Mii is 700 euros cheaper than the up! and has a 4 year warranty instead of 2, prices of the Skoda Citigo are still unknown.
    Well, I prefer the Kia Picanto by miles over the up! in terms of design. In my opinion it’s by far the best looking supermini in its class, the Opel Agila/Suzuki Splash twins are very nice too.

    I’m surprised to see that the Koreans are so dominant on the Danish market!

  3. mfabio83
    March 20th, 2012 at 05:10 | #4

    in January the Toyota Avensis was the 3rd most selling cars… and now? out of the top 20???
    I know that these little number is easy to grow up or don’t, but i didn’t think to see Avensis out of the 20.

  4. Tengil
    March 20th, 2012 at 04:15 | #5

    I just saw a ford fiesta parking. The interior reminds me of spaceship. What a hideous car !

  5. March 20th, 2012 at 03:15 | #6

    2489????? The car´s so ugly!!!

  6. Sandeep
    March 20th, 2012 at 02:03 | #7

    you have made a mistake not 2489 sales , but 249

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