September 2013 Australian New Car Sales Figures
(units sold – market share)
Light Car Segment Winners :
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People Mover Segment Winners:
Sports Segment Winners:
Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:
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SUV Upper Large Segment Winners:
Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners
Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners
Makes you wonder why car manufacturers bother making sports cars. Everyone goes on about how the Toyota 86 was a runaway success yet sold half the amount of Falcon, a car due to be axed soon.
Extract the private sales of the Falcon and then compare them to the 86
Because they’re not designed to be volume products like a Falcon was. Large cars are profit drivers. A small two seater coupe is a brand builder/halo car. Just look at the new found vigour at Toyota. It looks as if they have almost singlehandedly re-ignited the japanese sports car niche, with rumours that Nissan is working on an 86 competitor, and the next Type R from Honda going turbo.
Sports cars sell all over the world.
Large, cheap 6 cylinder sedans only sell in Australia.
Its a runaway success FOR A SPORTS CAR. Sports cars help to create a desirable brand image. When Toyota stopped making sports cars, they quickly became the “whitegoods on wheels brand”. The 86 has quickly started turning that around and Toyota has gained a bunch of respect from motoring enthusiasts for being bold enough to make such a car.
Wow, Bentley had a huge month! Third in its segment … blimey.
waiting so long for sales figure thanks CA
Sorry about the delay
Almost Opels best month yet… 101 sales! Now if they could of brought them here at the run out prices that they have been the last few weeks, they may just have stood a chance… Shame!
Some huge discounts being posted by Metro Opel here in Melbourne…makes you wonder why they couldn’t have been half as competitive six months ago.
As the figures show, the Commodore stills outsells every SUV and medium car. That must mean that a lot of people (fleet or private) still want a large sedan or wagon. The only thing holding Holden back from being profitable once again with local product is volume. A plant as advances as Elizabeth needs to be pumping out in excess of 100k per annum to be sustainable long term.
Hopefully whatever discussions Holden and the Government are currently in include a big push to help with establishing new export markets, and building more product lines to cover wider market, such as SUV’s.
Well no it doesn’t Mazda 3 and Corolla sold way more. Both are medium these days. Other cars which have become large Mazda 6, for example haven’t ignited any sales.
Sigh. They’re small vehicles, not medium. Regardless of whether that specific class of vehicle has grown in size over time (something I would definitely agree has occurred), they are still classified as small vehicles.
Honda needs to do better. Kia is now outselling them.
Behind even Merc. They need to adjust their strategy with the Civic if they want any hope of lifting sales.
When did 3 series become a medium up against camry but Aurion is a large car?
3 Series has been considered a mid-sized exec car for almost 15 years now. Its the Aurion/Camry classification which is odd. They’re the same car essentially.
I don’t get mixing in the so called luxury in with the run of the mill.
Interesting Mazda 3, less than 400 away from Corolla. All things considered, that’s not so good for Toyota.
On the other hand Camry/Aurion, is barely 100 behind the Commodore. (Hence the special)
Two and a half thousand for Kia is a surprise. Would have thought they would be doing better.
Corolla sales would be better if the new sedan wasn’t delayed until next year. But yeah the Mazda3 does sell really well and should only get better with the new model.
Kia doesn’t nearly have the supply capacity that Hyundai has for the Australian market.
Grand Cherokee out sells the prado 2 months in a row and last month flogged it by 300 odd sales. I wonder if this will push Toyota into sharpening the price or putting a bit more into each grade?
3 Months now.
The updated Prado comes out this month so the current one would be in runout with limited stock…
Massive gap between Subaru and VW, seems like Golf sales are taking off. Renault finally gaining some momentum, should be interesting to see what influence the new Clio and updated Megane will have.
Lexus seem to be struggling, even with the new IS out on showroom floors. Issues with delivering product?
2100 is very poor result for Honda.
Lexus and Infiniti sell way more cars in Israel than Australia. Crazy
The quiet achiever here is Volvo.
Great month for the mark 7 golf and deservedly so!
I really hope they have the major faults, quality glitches and customer service issues sorted, or it could just be another false dawn for VW Australia
There’s a contradiction between the graph and table re the sales and overall position of Mazda and Hyundai.
Which is correct ????
Hyundai is not in enough segments to ever win. However they make great cars
Electric Cars? Good to see the new era’s arrival grow. With new battery tech making it quicker to “refuel” than fossil fuel and with better street performance I think it’s time to watch the take-up