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Latvia August 2012: VW Golf and Nissan Juke fight it off

Nissan Juke. Picture by eneade, all rights reserved.

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Over the first 8 months of 2012, the Latvian new passenger car market is up 6% year-on-year to 7,251 registrations, including 894 in August (+4%). The battle for the title of best-selling model in Latvia has intensified over the last couple of months: the Nissan Juke had managed to grab the pole position over the first 3 months of the year and reclaimed the 2012 year-to-date crown over 7 months but is now only one unit below the VW Golf over 8 months at 271 sales and 3.7% share, up 99% year-on-year and in spite of an excellent 48 units and 5.4% in August.

Peugeot 3008. Picture by L’Argus, all rights reserved.

The VW Golf is back to pole position in the 2012 year-to-date ranking (like it was in 2010 and 2011) with 272 sales and 3.7% (down 51% year-on-year), thanks to an exceptional month of August at 53 units and 5.9% share. The Peugeot 5008 stays at a world-vest third spot with 239 sales and 3.3% while the Peugeot 3008 is up one spot compared to the H1 2012 ranking to #4 at 222 units and 3.1%. Good showing of the Toyota Avensis at #5, up 32% on 2011. Other great performers over the period in Latvia include the VW Jetta up 238% to #10, the Renault Laguna up 2833% (!) to #20, the Ford S-Max up 630% to #28, the Lexus RX up 20% to #33, the Kia Cee’d up 82% to #36 and the Citroen DS5 landing at #80.

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Full August 2012 Top 20 and 8 months 2012 Top 80 Ranking Tables below.

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