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1.95 million units for the first time since October.Robinson added: "After months of low consumer confidence and decreased vehicle sales there is now pent up demand for vehicles as consumers see the need to replace their older cars. "There also appears to be strong demand for smaller vehicles that offer better fuel economy and cheaper maintenance. This along with the new products and services offered by dealers and manufacturers is encouraging people to buy. "The upcoming Jubilee celebrations and Olympic games may cause distraction for consumers. Therefore, in order for the market to remain stable, the Government should offer support by reviewing schemes that boost spending."The SMMT has now revised upwards its full year 2012 forecast to 1.948 million units, a modest net 0.4% rise in volumes over 2011's 1.941 million units. Further 2.6% growth, to 1.999 million units, is fore­cast for the 2013 market.The market share for petrol cars grew in April, although over the first four months of the year diesel and alternatively-fuelled car registrations have shown volume and market share growth.New car marketSmall car demand (mini and supermini) rose strongly in April, as too did volumes of dual purpose segment cars. The executive and sports car markets also rose, showing diverse market growth across vehicle segments.The risersApril's top performers for growth are a mixed bag of prestige and value brands, some recently reborn like Chrysler and SsangYong, some very estab­lished like Jaguar and Porsche. However the clear link between them continues to be recently launched cars and the accompanying marketing drive, plus New car registrationsSource: www.smmt.co.ukApril Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2012 142,322 74,566 65,917 1,839 61,810 74,485 6,0272011 137,746 72,588 63,172 1,986 53,841 77,117 6,788% change 3.3% 2.7% 4.3% -7.4% 14.8% -3.4% -11.2%Mkt share '12 52.4% 46.3% 1.3% 43.4% 52.3% 4.2%Mkt share '11 52.7% 45.9% 1.4% 39.1% 56.0% 4.9%Full year Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2012 705,878 358,438 337,403 10,037 326,691 348,383 30,8042011 696,082 343,612 342,722 9,748 304,443 352,486 39,153% change 1.4% 4.3% -1.6% 3.0% 7.3% -1.2% -21.3%Mkt share '12 50.8% 47.8% 1.4% 46.3% 49.4% 4.4%Mkt share '11 49.4% 49.2% 1.4% 43.7% 50.6% 5.6%The recently reborn Chrysler brand was one of the top sales performers in AprilContinues overContinues

New car marketNewsCV Show newsUsed caranalysisNewsRecruitmentdigestDealer profileShowroom April Year-to-dateMarque 2012 % market 2011 % market % change 2012 % market 2011 % market % change share share share shareFord 20,621 14.49 18,411 13.37 12.00 103,469 14.66 98,439 14.14 5.11Vauxhall 16,487 11.58 18,306 13.29 -9.94 74,323 10.53 85,007 12.21 -12.57Volkswagen 13,300 9.35 15,807 11.48 -15.86 63,173 8.95 62,486 8.98 1.10BMW 9,846 6.92 8,014 5.82 22.86 39,909 5.65 38,304 5.50 4.19Audi 8,991 6.32 9,318 6.76 -3.51 44,953 6.37 42,139 6.05 6.68Mercedes-Benz 6,721 4.72 5,610 4.07 19.80 32,297 4.58 28,242 4.06 14.36Nissan 6,356 4.47 7,010 5.09 -9.33 36,437 5.16 32,016 4.60 13.81Toyota 6,191 4.35 4,582 3.33 35.12 31,951 4.53 28,278 4.06 12.99Peugeot 6,125 4.30 5,853 4.25 4.65 35,536 5.03 34,344 4.93 3.47Citroën 5,325 3.74 4,225 3.07 26.04 24,910 3.53 24,771 3.56 0.56Hyundai 5,271 3.70 4,612 3.35 14.29 23,032 3.26 21,955 3.15 4.91Kia 5,120 3.60 3,641 2.64 40.62 22,331 3.16 18,311 2.63 21.95Skoda 4,039 2.84 3,482 2.53 16.00 17,917 2.54 14,654 2.11 22.27Fiat 3,675 2.58 2,941 2.14 24.96 16,734 2.37 15,281 2.20 9.51Honda 3,413 2.40 2,853 2.07 19.63 18,160 2.57 19,880 2.86 -8.65Seat 3,002 2.11 2,536 1.84 18.38 13,086 1.85 13,007 1.87 0.61Land Rover 2,633 1.85 1,712 1.24 53.80 18,443 2.61 14,976 2.15 23.15Volvo 2,627 1.85 2,302 1.67 14.12 11,502 1.63 11,743 1.69 -2.05Mini 2,581 1.81 2,335 1.70 10.54 13,887 1.97 14,441 2.07 -3.84Renault 2,081 1.46 4,730 3.43 -56.00 13,662 1.94 25,121 3.61 -45.62Mazda 1,348 0.95 1,589 1.15 -15.17 11,056 1.57 12,041 1.73 -8.18Suzuki 1,033 0.73 1,118 0.81 -7.60 8,744 1.24 7,975 1.15 9.64Chevrolet 910 0.64 1,071 0.78 -15.03 6,192 0.88 4,834 0.69 28.09Jaguar 805 0.57 516 0.37 56.01 4,825 0.68 4,550 0.65 6.04Porsche 699 0.49 485 0.35 44.12 2,427 0.34 1,839 0.26 31.97Alfa Romeo 637 0.45 1,313 0.95 -51.49 2,946 0.42 4,461 0.64 -33.96Lexus 551 0.39 785 0.57 -29.81 3,243 0.46 3,061 0.44 5.95Mitsubishi 436 0.31 738 0.54 -40.92 2,538 0.36 4,312 0.62 -41.14Smart 378 0.27 354 0.26 6.78 1,866 0.26 1,843 0.26 1.25Chrysler 217 0.15 18 0.01 1,105.56 999 0.14 217 0.03 360.37Jeep 128 0.09 150 0.11 -14.67 810 0.11 609 0.09 33.00Infiniti 103 0.07 45 0.03 128.89 247 0.03 138 0.02 78.99Bentley 92 0.06 111 0.08 -17.12 421 0.06 364 0.05 15.66Subaru 83 0.06 133 0.10 -37.59 1,003 0.14 1,139 0.16 -11.94SsangYong 69 0.05 2 0.00 3,350.00 302 0.04 9 0.00 3,255.56Aston Martin 65 0.05 100 0.07 -35.00 368 0.05 417 0.06 -11.75Abarth 60 0.04 108 0.08 -44.44 422 0.06 509 0.07 -17.09Perodua 40 0.03 51 0.04 -21.57 175 0.02 204 0.03 -14.22Proton 27 0.02 54 0.04 -50.00 122 0.02 211 0.03 -42.18Maserati 26 0.02 32 0.02 -18.75 125 0.02 141 0.02 -11.35Saab 23 0.02 489 0.36 -95.30 137 0.02 2,867 0.41 -95.22MG 16 0.01 11 0.01 45.45 462 0.07 29 0.00 1,493.10Lotus 8 0.01 37 0.03 -78.38 43 0.01 170 0.02 -74.71Daihatsu 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.00 -100.00Other imports 93 0.07 64 0.05 45.31 355 0.05 336 0.05 5.65Other British 70 0.05 92 0.07 -23.91 338 0.05 409 0.06 -17.36Total 142,322 137,746 3.32 705,878 696,082 1.41New car registrationsSource: www.smmt.co.uk