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extremely modest volumes historically to bench­mark against.A glance slightly further down the list reveals Toyota up 35%, Citroën up 26%, Fiat up 25%, BMW up 23% and Mercedes-Benz up 20%, all of which equates to significant four-digit incremental volume.The fallersRenault's 56% drop in April equated to a 2,600 unit black hole. But certainly it wasn't the only brand to see such a decline. The month saw Volkswagen record 2,500 fewer registrations and Vauxhall some 1,800, however the greater scale of these two giant brands means their blow is cushioned, equating to only 16% and 10% drops respectively.More worrying is the continuing downward trends of Subaru (down 38%), Mitsubishi (down 41%) and Mazda (down 15%), which is leading to some churn in their franchised networks.New car marketApril 2012 1 Ford Fiesta 8,780 1 Ford Fiesta 42,1702 Vauxhall Corsa 6,184 2 Vauxhall Corsa 29,9343 Ford Focus 5,491 3 Ford Focus 29,9334 Vauxhall Astra 4,684 4 Volkswagen Golf 22,3945 BMW 3 Series 3,737 5 Vauxhall Astra 19,5786 Volkswagen Golf 3,600 6 Volkswagen Polo 15,7437 Volkswagen Polo 3,579 7 Nissan Qashqai 15,4818 Nissan Qashqai 2,990 8 BMW 3 Series 13,6859 Vauxhall Insignia 2,751 9 Vauxhall Insignia 12,08210 Fiat 500 2,600 10 Peugeot 207 11,957Top 10 best-sellersSource: www.smmt.co.uk? Ssangyong 3,255.56%? MG 1,493.10%? Chrysler 360.37%? Infiniti 78.99%? Jeep 33.00%? Porsche 31.97% ? Chevrolet 28.09%? Land Rover 23.15%? Skoda 22.27%? Kia 21.95%? Daihatsu -100.00% ? Saab -95.22%? Lotus -74.71% ? Renault -45.62% ? Proton -42.18%? Mitsubishi -41.14%? Alfa Romeo -33.96%? Abarth -17.09%? Perodua -14.22%? Vauxhall -12.57%BIGGEST GROWERS YEAR TO DATEBIGGEST FALLERS YEAR TO DATEContinuesWinner: Jaguar was one of the month's more successful carmakers with its volume increasing by 56%Loser: Mitsubishi is one of the manufacturers suffering a worrying decline in sales

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