3,083 Qashqais were registered in the month confirming its place in May’s top ten best-sellers. The SUV now lies in an impressive ninth place in May’s best-sellers list.
May’s result has also added to the Qashqai’s already strong positioning in the year-to-date sales charts. The Qashqai now lies in ninth place with a total of 16,074 units so far in 2011.
The month saw total new car sales fall by 1.7 per cent.
150,431 cars were registered in the month, with the market just 1.7 per cent or 2,664 units down on May 2010.
Registrations over the first five months of 2011 were down just 7.3 per cent to 846,513 units.
‘New car registrations for May were down just 1.7 per cent on 2010 levels, with strong performances in the fleet and business sectors,’ said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.
‘Consumers remain cautious, but with significantly improved fuel economy, service plans and more affordable finance, there is great value on offer across the market.
The SMMT says the market is on track to achieve full year forecast of 1.93m units, although ‘economic setting remains uncertain.’