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New car marketNewsNewsdigestShowroomAMAwardsNew carnewsAMIndexRecruitmentNew car marketBy Tim Rose and Tom SeymourHard toil by all franchised dealers and carmakers led to a total of 1,941,253 new car registrations in the UK in 2011, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.Given the adverse economic conditions and consumer uncertainty, for the year's market to end just 4.4% behind 2010's result was a significant achievement. The total was slightly ahead of the SMMT forecast given in September, when ambi-tions were downgraded from the original forecast of 1.97 million sales.In a challenging year which saw many fleets finally renew their ageing company cars, it certainly paid to have a German-owned brand or two among the franchise portfolio in 2011. Whether premium or mainstream, all except Porsche and Smart posted growth in registrations and together the 10 brands of Germanic parentage took a 32.7% slice of the total market. Now, two weeks into 2012, dealers are focused on the business of today and tomorrow and the signs are there that the hard slog will continue.At the RMI National Franchised Dealers Associa-tion, director Sue Robinson said its forecast in part-nership with Deloitte is for a 1.84m market in 2012.Top 10 models in December by UK regionClick here December 2011new car regs by UK regionClick here New car registrationsA challenging year sees German brands to the fore as sales top 1.94m4.4% drop in 2011 looks set to continue in 2012Source: www.smmt.co.ukDecember Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2011 119,188 60,570 56,763 1,855 45,300 67,161 6,7272010 123,817 62,507 59,918 1,392 52,083 64,003 7,731% change -3.7% -3.1% -5.3% 33.3% -13.0% 4.9% -13.0%Mkt share '11 50.8% 47.6% 1.6% 38.0% 56.3% 5.6%Mkt share '10 50.5% 48.4% 1.1% 42.1% 51.7% 6.2%Full year Total Diesel Petrol AFV Private Fleet Business2011 1,941,253 981,594 934,203 25,456 823,094 1,019,126 99,0332010 2,030,846 936,406 1,071,575 22,865 958,005 973,233 99,608% change -4.4% 4.8% -12.8% 11.3% -14.1% 4.7% -0.6%Mkt share '11 50.6% 48.1% 1.3% 42.4% 52.5% 5.1%Mkt share '10 46.1% 52.8% 1.1% 47.2% 47.9% 4.9%