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recovery with consumers feeling confident enough to commit to purchasing a big ticket item. In order for the market to remain stable, the Government should offer support by reviewing schemes that could improve consumer confidence and boost spending."The risersTake a look at the percentage change year-to-date column and it is striking just how many brands are on the warpath this year - 22 in fact. While the youthful or rejuvenated brands SsangYong, MG, Chrysler and Infiniti are the industry's fastest growers, more important is the strong growth being achieved by several of the more seasoned carmakers.Skoda's Q1 registrations have risen 24.2% year-on-year to win it a 2.46% share of the market, and industry observers can expect its growth to be sustained as its strong incentives are matched by product range expansion. Nissan, too, has ramped up sales, adding one more registration to every four achieved in Q1 last year. A major supplier to the Motability scheme, its Qashqai currently ranks as New car marketBritain's sixth most popular new car.Suzuki is also notable for its progress in Q1. After a low period last year while hurt by supply constraints and currency issues, the retail-focused Japanese brand has grown 12.5% this year. Its popular Swift Sport has now been on sale for two months while a VAT-free campaign and added-value Alto Play special edition have played to cost-conscious customers.The fallersSeeing Daihatsu and Saab as the greatest fallers is New car registrationsSource: www.smmt.co.ukMarch Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2012 372,835 181,368 186,047 5,420 189,487 165,576 17,7722011 366,101 174,165 186,610 5,326 176,443 166,357 23,301% change 1.8% 4.1% -0.3% 1.8% 7.4% -0.5% -23.7%Mkt share '12 48.6% 49.9% 1.5% 50.8% 44.4% 4.8%Mkt share '11 47.6% 51.0% 1.5% 48.2% 45.4% 6.4%Full year Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2012 563,556 283,872 271,486 8,198 265,175 273,368 25,0132011 558,336 271,024 279,550 7,762 250,602 275,369 32,365% change 0.9% 4.7% -2.9% 5.6% 5.8% -0.7% -22.7%Mkt share '12 50.4% 48.2% 1.5% 47.1% 48.5% 4.4%Mkt share '11 48.5% 50.1% 1.4% 44.9% 49.3% 5.8%The Swift Sport has helped Suzuki to 12.5% growth year-on-year so far in 2012Continues overContinues

New car marketNewsDealer profileUsed caranalysisInsight: RecruitmentPeugeot UKNewsdigestNew car news March Year-to-dateMarque 2012 % market 2011 % market % change 2012 % market 2011 % market % change share share share shareFord 53,830 14.44 52,829 14.43 1.89 82,848 14.70 80,028 14.33 3.52Vauxhall 38,624 10.36 41,578 11.36 -7.10 57,836 10.26 66,701 11.95 -13.29Volkswagen 30,756 8.25 28,069 7.67 9.57 49,873 8.85 46,679 8.36 6.84Audi 23,416 6.28 20,736 5.66 12.92 35,962 6.38 32,821 5.88 9.57Nissan 20,586 5.52 16,951 4.63 21.44 30,081 5.34 25,006 4.48 20.30BMW 20,566 5.52 17,987 4.91 14.34 30,063 5.33 30,290 5.43 -0.75Peugeot 18,969 5.09 18,597 5.08 2.00 29,411 5.22 28,491 5.10 3.23Toyota 18,032 4.84 16,183 4.42 11.43 25,760 4.57 23,696 4.24 8.71Mercedes-Benz 16,334 4.38 14,776 4.04 10.54 25,576 4.54 22,632 4.05 13.01Citro├źn 12,995 3.49 12,921 3.53 0.57 19,585 3.48 20,546 3.68 -4.68Hyundai 11,715 3.14 11,337 3.10 3.33 17,761 3.15 17,343 3.11 2.41Land Rover 11,490 3.08 10,083 2.75 13.95 15,810 2.81 13,264 2.38 19.19Kia 11,178 3.00 10,007 2.73 11.70 17,211 3.05 14,670 2.63 17.32Honda 10,134 2.72 11,021 3.01 -8.05 14,747 2.62 17,027 3.05 -13.39Fiat 8,730 2.34 8,509 2.32 2.60 13,059 2.32 12,340 2.21 5.83Skoda 8,507 2.28 6,421 1.75 32.49 13,878 2.46 11,172 2.00 24.22Mini 8,451 2.27 9,319 2.55 -9.31 11,306 2.01 12,106 2.17 -6.61Renault 7,364 1.98 14,717 4.02 -49.96 11,581 2.05 20,391 3.65 -43.21Mazda 6,869 1.84 6,981 1.91 -1.60 9,708 1.72 10,452 1.87 -7.12Seat 6,817 1.83 7,251 1.98 -5.99 10,084 1.79 10,471 1.88 -3.70Suzuki 5,941 1.59 4,968 1.36 19.59 7,711 1.37 6,857 1.23 12.45Volvo 5,637 1.51 6,585 1.80 -14.40 8,875 1.57 9,441 1.69 -6.00Jaguar 2,907 0.78 2,951 0.81 -1.49 4,020 0.71 4,034 0.72 -0.35Chevrolet 2,743 0.74 2,514 0.69 9.11 5,282 0.94 3,763 0.67 40.37Lexus 1,744 0.47 1,734 0.47 0.58 2,692 0.48 2,276 0.41 18.28Alfa Romeo 1,540 0.41 2,269 0.62 -32.13 2,309 0.41 3,148 0.56 -26.65Mitsubishi 1,417 0.38 2,503 0.68 -43.39 2,102 0.37 3,574 0.64 -41.19Porsche 1,160 0.31 884 0.24 31.22 1,728 0.31 1,354 0.24 27.62Smart 972 0.26 1,116 0.30 -12.90 1,488 0.26 1,489 0.27 -0.07Chrysler 634 0.17 125 0.03 407.20 782 0.14 199 0.04 292.96Subaru 542 0.15 742 0.20 -26.95 920 0.16 1,006 0.18 -8.55Jeep 444 0.12 335 0.09 32.54 682 0.12 459 0.08 48.58Abarth 282 0.08 288 0.08 -2.08 362 0.06 401 0.07 -9.73MG 236 0.06 8 0.00 2,850.00 446 0.08 18 0.00 2,377.78Aston Martin 207 0.06 223 0.06 -7.17 303 0.05 317 0.06 -4.42Bentley 198 0.05 165 0.05 20.00 329 0.06 253 0.05 30.04Ssangyong 171 0.05 4 0.00 4,175.00 233 0.04 7 0.00 3,228.57Other British 153 0.04 139 0.04 10.07 268 0.05 317 0.06 -15.46Other imports 137 0.04 144 0.04 -4.86 262 0.05 272 0.05 -3.68Saab 105 0.03 1,766 0.48 -94.05 114 0.02 2,378 0.43 -95.21Infiniti 102 0.03 47 0.01 117.02 144 0.03 93 0.02 54.84Perodua 83 0.02 104 0.03 -20.19 135 0.02 153 0.03 -11.76Proton 59 0.02 98 0.03 -39.80 95 0.02 157 0.03 -39.49Maserati 48 0.01 61 0.02 -21.31 99 0.02 109 0.02 -9.17Lotus 10 0.00 55 0.02 -81.82 35 0.01 133 0.02 -73.68Daihatsu 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.00 -100.00Total 372,835 366,101 1.84 563,556 558,336 0.93New car registrationsSource: www.smmt.co.uk