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Europe January 2012: Skoda Octavia in Top 10 for the first time

Skoda Octavia

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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.

Nissan Qashqai

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.

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Full January 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

Europe January 2012:

1VW Golf36,7993.7%0%1484,5473.6%-2%1
2VW Polo25,8952.6%-11%2356,4902.6%0%2
3Ford Fiesta23,8702.4%-13%3348,4652.6%-13%3
4Ford Focus22,3162.2%7%7280,2092.1%7%7
5Renault Clio18,6741.9%-28%6294,1722.2%-13%5
6Peugeot 20718,3251.8%-13%10242,3851.8%-21%8
7VW Passat17,6941.8%15%9233,3301.7%46%10
8Opel Astra17,1531.7%-18%5287,2492.1%-1%6
9Nissan Qashqai16,8811.7%-1%n/an/an/an/an/a
10Skoda Octavia16,5651.7%22%n/an/an/an/an/a

Source: JATO

Note: The European figures include the 27 European Union countries minus Bulgaria, Romania and Malta, plus Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

This Post Has 13 Comments
  1. TheK :Oil price at silly height, but all the B segment models with a big “-”, while the biggest one (Passat) has a giant “+”. I’ll never understand some people…

    The reason for better Passat-sales might be, that in january 2011 not all versions have been offered because of the facelift at the end of 2010.

  2. Oil price at silly height, but all the B segment models with a big “-“, while the biggest one (Passat) has a giant “+”. I’ll never understand some people…

  3. She (skoda) is on polish plates, so it must be somewhere in polish mountains. The plates are from region “wielkopolska” – there is no no mountains:( – city Poznań general imported of Skoda’s cars.

  4. Sales by marque in Australia in January_ source:

    1.Toyota 14.065
    2.Holden 9.061
    3.Mazda 8.479
    4.Hyundai 6.513
    5.Ford 5.938
    6.Nissan 5.358
    7.Mitsubishi 4.566
    8.VW 3.266
    9.Subaru 3.205
    10.Kia 2.276
    11.Suzuki 1.667
    12.Honda 1.579
    13.Audi 1.334
    14.BMW 1.213
    15.Mercedes 1.205
    16.Jeep 1.082
    17.Great Wall 868
    18.Land Rover 648
    19.Volvo 474
    20.Lexus 437
    21.Isuzu 370
    22.Peugeot 306
    23.Renault 204
    24.Porsche 157
    25.Skoda 153
    26.MINI 152
    27.Citroën 125
    28.Dodge 121
    29.Fiat 98
    30.Chery 90
    31.Proton 87
    32.SsangYong 82
    33.Alfa Romeo 69
    34.Jaguar 63
    35.Smart 15
    36.Lotus 11
    37.Ferrari 10
    38.Maserati 10
    39.Chrysler 7
    40.Aston Martin 6
    41.Saab 5
    42.Bentley 4
    43.Lamborghini 4
    44.Morgan 2
    45.Rolls Royce 1

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