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by George Skentzos

With official figures released today outlining the performance of the Australian motoring industry for the first quarter of 2008, Australia’s best selling car has beeen announced.

The humble Toyota Corolla is Australia’s best selling model, with 12,002 sold between January 1 and March 31 – 500 more than the next best selling model.

Toyota Australia’s senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said this figure is up 900 sales from the same period last year, a growth of 8 percent.

“Market conditions have been especially favorable for four-cylinder cars such as Corolla. Summer holidays in January and the Easter break in March have probably reduced fleet purchases of larger cars.”

Buttner concedes large car sales will accelerate in the coming months with the introduction of the Commodore wagon and new Falcon range, but expects Corolla sales to continue to average at least 4000 a month.

The HiLux (3rd), Camry (5th), Aurion (7th) and Yaris (8th) were also among the top ten best-sellers for Toyota.






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