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UK May 2013: Private sales above pre-recession 2007 level

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UK new car sales continue on their astounding form and deliver a 15th consecutive month of year-on-year gains at +11% to 180,111 registrations, the highest May volume in 6 years. Sales to private buyers are up a whopping 21% on May 2012 to reach 84,202 units, above their pre-recession level of May 2007! Year-to-date, the market is up 9% on 2012 to 948,666 but still down 9% on pre-recession 2007. The Ford Fiesta dominates for the 9th time in the last 12 months, the BMW 3 Series find its way back into the Top 10 for the first time this year but the 6th time in the last 12 months at #7 and the Audi A3 lodges its 2nd month in a row inside the Top 10 (third time in the last 12 months) at #10.

Previous month: UK April 2013: Fiat 500 up to highest ever 8th place

One year ago: UK May 2012: Vauxhall Corsa leads, Fiat 500 in Top 10 again

Full May 2013 Top 10 models and Top 44 brands Ranking Tables below.

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