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Building on a very satisfying year in 2012, January new car sales are up 11% year-on-year to 143,643 regitrations, pushed by a 16% growth of private demand. After two months away from the top spot, the Ford Fiesta is back in its traditional pole position with 7,906 sales and 5.5%. But the two stars of the month both come from the local Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England factory… The Nissan Qashqai is up 3 spots on December to reach a best-ever #5 with 4,280 sales and 3%. The last and only times the Qashqai ranked that high were in June 2010 (5,636 units and 2.9%) and July 2010 (4,126 sales and 3%)…
Already at an excellent #16 spot over the Full Year 2012, the Nissan Juke delivers a historical performance this month, breaking into the monthly UK Top 10 for the very first time at #9 with 2,522 units and 1.8%. In fact, I believe Nissan is the only Japanese manufacturer to have managed to place two models within the monthly UK Top 10, having done so last under the Datsun brand in 1983 with the Sunny and Cherry…
The Peugeot 208 ranks within the Top 10 for the second time ever after last September, hitting a best-ever #7 this month with 2,959 sales and 2.1%. Brand-wise, Vauxhall and Nissan are both up 51% year-on-year in January, Land Rover is up 34% to #12 and Suzuki up 43% to #21. Finally, Dacia makes its very first appearance in the UK brands ranking this month at #30 with 294 sales.
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