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Despite the continuing pessimism about the medium car segment, the first five months of 2012 have seen the segment rise to capture 7.8 percent of overall vehicle sales (34,134), compared to 7.3 percent for the same period last year (29,286).

The ever dominating Toyota Camry continues to be the clear victor in the segment taking 31.6% of all medium car sales (under 60k) this month. Year to date the Camry found 8,645 buyers or about 32 percent of its segment.

Honda’s resurgence seems well underway with the Honda Accord Euro taking second spot with 884 sales (15.1 percent of under 60k) followed by the Mazda6 with 531 sales. Fourth place went to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (495) which dominates the over 60k price category (35.2 percent year to date).

The underrated Ford Mondeo managed 481 sales this month and continues to see its overall market share decline from 13.1 percent last year (Jan-May 2011) to 7.8 percent for the first five months of 2012.

Hyundai’s i45 has also lost 2.3 percent marketshare compared to the same period last year, but those sales have been covered by the i40 wagon which has so far found 682 buyers this year.

The launch of the new BMW 3 Series hasn’t made all that much difference to the Bavarian manufacturer, with year to date sales up by only 47 units compared to the same period last year.

Read our separate story on May 2012 car sales to see the winners and losers for the month.

Top 10 Best-selling Medium Cars – May 2012

  1. Toyota Camry – 1850
  2. Honda Accord Euro – 884
  3. Mazda6 – 531
  4. Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 495
  5. Ford Mondeo – 481
  6. Volkswagen Passat – 443
  7. BMW 3 Series – 425
  8. Subaru Liberty – 415
  9. Hyundai i45 – 354
  10. Volkswagen Jetta – 230

Top 10 Best-selling Medium Cars – 2012 to date

  1. Toyota Camry 8,645
  2. Honda Accord Euro 3521
  3. Mazda6 2779
  4. Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2644
  5. Subaru Liberty 2,171
  6. Ford Mondeo 2,118
  7. Volkswagen Passat 1,930
  8. BMW 3 Series 1,694
  9. Hyundai I45 1,667
  10. Volkswagen Jetta 1,189



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