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Denmark May 2012: Peugeot 208 #6, Kia Picanto #1 year-to-date

Kia Picanto

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New car sales in Denmark are back in positive, just: the market is up 1% year-on-year in May to 16,683 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 69,548 units, down 2% on 2011. Total reshuffle atop the models ranking: if the Toyota Aygo is #1 for the second month in a row with an excellent 765 sales and 4.6% and now up to #2 year-to-date like in 2011, the Kia Picanto, #2 this month at 735 units and 4.4%, manages to snap up the pole position in the 2012 year-to-date ranking with 2,504 sales and 3.6%, 45 units above the Aygo and 151 ahead of the Peugeot 107…

The Chevrolet Spark, still relatively weak in May at #11, loses the pole position it held over the Full Year 2011 and this year until last month, now relegated to 4th place overall. The VW Up! confirms it is a serious candidate for the title of best-selling model in Denmark by the end of 2012: it stays on the podium for the third consecutive month at #3 with 705 sales and 4.2% and is now #5 year-to-date, by far VW’s best-seller in the country.

The other great performer in the Top 10 is without a doubt the Peugeot 208, up to a brilliant 6th position for its first true month of sales in the country with 487 sales and 2.9% share. This makes Denmark the third best country for the 208 so far after the 4th spot it reached in Portugal last month and its 5th place in France in May.

Previous month: Denmark April 2012: Toyota Aygo #1, VW Up! stays on podium

One year ago: Denmark May 2012: Hyundai i30 stays best-seller

Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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