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"However the Govern­ment still needs to look at schemes that could improve consumer confidence and boost spending to ensure the growth continues. This is a message we relayed at our recent MP and ministerial meetings."January typically accounts for around 7% of annual registrations, ahead of the key March market, which typically represents 18% of the annual market and approx­imately 65% of volumes registered in quarter one.SMMT revised down its full year forecast of the new car market in 2012 to 1.92 million units, a 1.1% drop on the 1.94 million unit outturn in 2011. The economic outlook remains weak and continues to make the new car market challenging, but new New car marketand more efficient products should provide support to volumes as we move forward through 2012. The market is expected to grow to 1.98 million units in 2013.The risersAlmost half of the brands in the UK's new car market achieved double-digit growth last month in comparison to their January 2011 performances. A significant increase in sales volumes was recorded by brands including Kia (up 38.1%), Land Rover (up 38%), Nissan (up 21.5%) and Mercedes-Benz (up 20.8%).January 1 Ford Fiesta 7,824 2 Ford Focus 5,643 3 Volkswagen Golf 3,992 4 Vauxhall Corsa 3,624 5 Vauxhall Astra 3,340 6 Volkswagen Polo 2,898 7 Vauxhall Insignia 2,719 8 Nissan Qashqai 2,627 9 Audi A3 2,380 10 Peugeot 207 2,364 Source: www.smmt.co.ukTop 10 best-sellersNew car registrationsSource: www.smmt.co.ukJanuary Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2012 128,853 69,180 57,554 2,119 52,960 70,649 5,2442011 128,811 65,104 61,907 1,800 51,574 70,447 6,790% change 0.0% 6.3% -7.0% 17.7% 2.7% 0.3% -22.8%Mkt share '12 53.7% 44.7% 1.6% 41.1% 54.8% 4.1%Mkt share '12 50.5% 48.1% 1.4% 40.0% 54.7% 5.3%'Ford had a strong month, lifting its sales by 2.06% year-on-year thanks to some 400 extra registrations and winning a 15.57% share of the market'Fiesta was the top selling model in JanuaryMG's franchised network had 107 registrations in January

New car marketNewsDealerprofileNew carnewsUsed car RecruitmentanalysisNewsdigestShowroomNew car registrations - JanuarySource: www.smmt.co.ukFord had a strong month, lifting its sales by 2.06% year-on-year thanks to some 400 extra registra-tions, and winning a 15.57% share of the market, six percentage points ahead of its nearest rival. Its Fiesta supermini and Focus family car took first and second spot in the month's best sellers table.However, for percentage growth, brands at the low-volume value end of the market have risen to the top. MG's franchised network achieved 107 registra-tions last month, SsangYong 43 and Chevrolet 2,064 - all three well ahead of their achievements a year ago.The fallersBMW was the volume-shifter to record the largest fall last month, with its 6,249 registrations a 28.4% drop against January 2011. Its network will be pleased that its sister brand, Mini, remained relatively flat, with just 19 fewer cars sold in the period.Vauxhall also took a significant step back, seeing its market share fall to 9.4% as registrations totalled 12,110 units, barely 500 ahead of ambitious rival Volkswagen. However expect it to recover sales later this spring as buyer incentives on its Corsa take effect and its Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer new launches gain traction.Vauxhall will be looking for the new Zafira Tourer to help it lift salesMarque Sales % market Sales % market % change share share Ford 20,061 15.57 19,657 15.26 2.06Vauxhall 12,110 9.40 15,311 11.89 -20.91Volkswagen 11,589 8.99 11,041 8.57 4.96Audi 8,563 6.65 8,302 6.45 3.14Peugeot 7,282 5.65 6,842 5.31 6.43Nissan 6,285 4.88 5,174 4.02 21.47Mercedes-Benz 6,273 4.87 5,195 4.03 20.75BMW 6,249 4.85 8,726 6.77 -28.39Toyota 5,756 4.47 5,557 4.31 3.58Kia 4,282 3.32 3,100 2.41 38.13Hyundai 4,066 3.16 3,974 3.09 2.32Citroën 4,041 3.14 5,126 3.98 -21.17Skoda 3,718 2.89 3,061 2.38 21.46Land Rover 3,492 2.71 2,530 1.96 38.02Honda 3,263 2.53 3,957 3.07 -17.54Fiat 2,886 2.24 2,488 1.93 16.00Renault 2,802 2.17 3,867 3.00 -27.54Seat 2,430 1.89 2,400 1.86 1.25Volvo 2,373 1.84 2,116 1.64 12.15Chevrolet 2,064 1.60 939 0.73 119.81Mazda 1,784 1.38 2,189 1.70 -18.50Mini 1,595 1.24 1,614 1.25 -1.18Suzuki 1,185 0.92 1,069 0.83 10.85Jaguar 915 0.71 856 0.66 6.89Lexus 741 0.58 469 0.36 58.00Mitsubishi 555 0.43 760 0.59 -26.97Alfa Romeo 538 0.42 595 0.46 -9.58Porsche 409 0.32 360 0.28 13.61Smart 385 0.30 203 0.16 89.66Subaru 224 0.17 181 0.14 23.76Jeep 158 0.12 80 0.06 97.50Bentley 107 0.08 75 0.06 42.67MG 107 0.08 2 0.00 5,250.00Chrysler 98 0.08 56 0.04 75.00Aston Martin 63 0.05 55 0.04 14.55Abarth 49 0.04 78 0.06 -37.18SsangYong 43 0.03 3 0.00 1,333.33Maserati 36 0.03 37 0.03 -2.70Perodua 35 0.03 31 0.02 12.90Infiniti 33 0.03 31 0.02 6.45Lotus 23 0.02 19 0.01 21.05Proton 23 0.02 34 0.03 -32.35Saab 4 0.00 452 0.35 -99.12Daihatsu 0 0.00 2 0.00 -100.00Other Imports 94 0.07 83 0.06 13.25Other British 64 0.05 114 0.09 -43.86Total 128,853 128,811 0.03 2012 2011