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by Tim Beissmann

More vehicles were sold in June than in any other month in Australia’s history, with a total of 112,566 vehicles delivered across the country.

The record month eclipsed the previous record set in June 2010, when 108,722 vehicles were sold.

With total sales up 10.4 per cent so far this year, the Australian automotive industry is on track for a record sales year, with the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries reporting a seasonally adjusted average rate of 1.079 million sales for 2012.

The Toyota HiLux continues to set records, retaining its position as the top-selling vehicle in the country for the third consecutive month. The HiLux’s 4308 units put it almost 400 vehicles clear of the Mazda3 (3942), which just held off the third-placed Toyota Corolla (3804).

The HiLux is now the second most popular vehicle in Australia in 2012, closing the gap to the Mazda3 to just 2401 units (21,813 versus 19,412).

The Holden Cruze, Nissan Navara and Hyundai i30 fought a fierce battle for fourth position in June, with just 33 vehicles separating fourth from sixth.

A strong month from the Golf (2746) contributed to a record of the wrong kind for Holden Commodore, with the Australian-made family car falling to eighth position overall – the lowest ranking in nameplate’s 34-year history.

In contrast, its traditional rival, the Ford Falcon, enjoyed its best sales month for the year, with 1431 sedans sold in June. Despite the positive result, the Falcon still remains on track for its lowest sales year on record, with its 6846 year-to-date figure 24.6 per cent down on 2011.

The locally made Territory also enjoyed its highest sales result in five years with 1800 sold across the country.

Hyundai pipped Mazda by just 79 sales (9672 versus 9593) to join Toyota (21,649) and Holden (10,632) on the podium, while Nissan (8330) continues to press hard to crack the top five. Volkswagen was also just 52 sales short of beating Mitsubishi for the month (6498 versus 6446).

The small SUV segment grew more than any other at a rate of 63.6 per cent, led by the Nissan Dualis (1395), the Hyundai ix35 (1360) and the Subaru XV (1001). The Mazda CX-5 retained its title as the most popular SUV in Australia, with 1955 sales for the month.

The Toyota Yaris (2159) dominated the light segment ahead of the Mazda2 (1510) and the resurgent Honda Jazz (1378).

 

Top 10 Best-selling Vehicles – June 2012

  1. Toyota HiLux – 4308
  2. Mazda3 – 3924
  3. Toyota Corolla – 3804
  4. Holden Cruze – 3057
  5. Nissan Navara – 3034
  6. Hyundai i30 – 3024
  7. Volkswagen Golf – 2746
  8. Holden Commodore – 2743
  9. Toyota Camry – 2303
  10. Mitsubishi Triton – 2186

 

Top 10 Best-selling Vehicles – 2012 to date

  1. Mazda3 – 21,813
  2. Toyota HiLux – 19,412
  3. Toyota Corolla – 19,026
  4. Holden Cruze – 16,437
  5. Holden Commodore – 15,860
  6. Hyundai i30 – 14,000
  7. Nissan Navara – 13,180
  8. Toyota Camry – 10,948
  9. Toyota Yaris – 9836
  10. Mitsubishi Triton – 9686

 

Top 10 Best-selling Brands – June 2012

  1. Toyota – 21,649
  2. Holden – 10,632
  3. Hyundai – 9672
  4. Mazda – 9593
  5. Ford – 9140
  6. Nissan – 8330
  7. Mitsubishi – 6498
  8. Volkswagen – 6446
  9. Honda – 4136
  10. Subaru – 4101

 

Top 10 Best-selling Brands – 2012 to date

  1. Toyota – 106,035
  2. Holden – 56,183
  3. Mazda – 52,133
  4. Hyundai – 45,306
  5. Ford – 43,430
  6. Nissan – 39,879
  7. Mitsubishi – 31,139
  8. Volkswagen – 26,966
  9. Subaru – 21,341
  10. Honda – 16,153

 

Top 10 Car Brands for Growth – June 2012

  1. Jeep +127.0 per cent
  2. Skoda +101.8 per cent
  3. Lotus +83.3 per cent
  4. Great Wall +48.7 per cent
  5. Land Rover +46.0 per cent
  6. Lamborghini +40.0 per cent
  7. Renault +32.7 per cent
  8. Volkswagen +31.5 per cent
  9. Ssangyong +30.0 per cent
  10. Citroen +27.7 per cent

 

Bottom 10 Car Brands for Growth – June 2012

  1. Chrysler –88.1 per cent
  2. Saab –76.2 per cent
  3. Morgan –40.0 per cent
  4. Smart –39.0 per cent
  5. Ferrari –30.0 per cent
  6. Proton –28.4 per cent
  7. Aston Martin –28.0 per cent
  8. Alfa Romeo –23.9 per cent
  9. Rolls-Royce –18.2 per cent
  10. Bentley –16.7 per cent



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