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September 2013 Australian New Car Sales Figures

1 Toyota 17,492
2 Holden 9,614
3 Hyundai 8,803
4 Mazda 7,615
5 Ford 7,505
6 Mitsubishi 5,993
7 Nissan 5,556
8 Volkswagen 4,466
9 Subaru 2,752
10 Kia 2,533
11 Mercedes-Benz 2,496
12 Honda 2,180
13 Jeep 2,048
14 BMW 2,027
15 Suzuki 1,879
16 Audi 1,247
17 Isuzu 791
18 Renault 651
19 Land Rover 617
20 Lexus 494
21 Fiat 427
22 Volvo 425
23 Great Wall 413
24 Peugeot 385
25 Chrysler 361
26 Skoda 281
27 Alfa Romeo 247
28 MINI 237
29 Porsche 170
30 Ssangyong 106
31 Opel 101
32 Fiat Professional 95
33 Dodge 85
34 Citroen 82
35 Jaguar 79
36 Chery 53
37 Proton 41
38 Infiniti 21
39 Bentley 10
40 Smart 10
41 Ferrari 9
42 Aston Martin 8
43 Lamborghini 8
44 Lotus 7
45 Maserati 6
46 Caterham 1
47 McLaren 1
48 Morgan 1
49 Rolls-Royce 1
50 Saab 0

(units sold – market share)

Light Car Segment Winners :

  1. Hyundai i20 (1,566 – 15.1%)
  2. Toyota Yaris (1,142 – 11.0%)
  3. Mazda 2 (1,113 – 10.7%)

Small Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Corolla (3,443 – 16.8%)
  2. Mazda 3 (3,052 – 14.9%)
  3. Hyundai i30 (2,675 – 13%)

Medium Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Camry (2,223 – 46.6%)
  2. Mazda 6 (563 – 11.8%)
  3. BMW 3 Series (440 – 29.5% of medium car segment over 60k)

Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Commodore (2,869 – 65.3%)
  2. Ford Falcon (846 – 19.3%)
  3. Toyota Aurion (537 – 12.2%)

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Chrysler 300 (350 – 65.5% of upper large under 100k)
  2. Holden Caprice (184 – 34.5% of upper large under 100k)
  3. Bentley (10 – 26.3% of upper large over 100k)

People Mover Segment Winners:

  1. Kia Carnival (274 – 42.0%)
  2. Hyundai iMAX (79 – 12.1%)
  3. Toyota Tarago (79 – 12.1%)

Sports Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota 86 (492 – 35.3%)
  2. Hyundai Veloster (360 – 25.8%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Convertible (156 – 33.7% of sports over 80k)

Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:

  1. Porsche 911 (39 – 35.1%)
  2. BMW 6 Series (25 – 22.5%)
  3. Ferrari (9 – 8.1%)

SUV Small Segment Winners:

  1. Hyundai ix35 (1,667 – 30.3%)
  2. Mitsubishi ASX (846 – 15.4%)
  3. Subaru XV (725 – 13.2%)

SUV Medium Segment Winners:

  1. Mazda CX-5 (1,670 – 20.7%)
  2. Toyota RAV4 (1,508 – 18.7%)
  3. Subaru Forester (1,116 – 13.9%)

SUV Large Segment Winners:

  1. Jeep Grand Cherokee (1,402 – 16.3%)
  2. Toyota Prado (1,133 – 13.1%)
  3. Ford Territory (1,130 – 13.1%)

SUV Upper Large Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Landcruiser Wagon (838 -87.7%)
  2. Nissan Patrol Wagon (118 – 12.3%)

Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×2 (859 – 23.3%)
  2. Ford Ranger 4×2 (512 – 13.9%)
  3. Holden Utility (508 – 13.8%)

Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×4 (2,482 – 22.3%)
  2. Nissan Navara 4×4 (2,155 – 19.4%)
  3. Ford Ranger (1,525 – 13.7%)



  • sleepsy

    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.

    • F1orce

      Extract the private sales of the Falcon and then compare them to the 86

    • Shak

      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.

    • jetyj

      Sports cars sell all over the world.

      Large, cheap 6 cylinder sedans only sell in Australia.

    • crouchy35

      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.

  • Tone

    Wow, Bentley had a huge month! Third in its segment … blimey.

  • atul

    waiting so long for sales figure thanks CA

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      Sorry about the delay

  • Opelman

    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!

    • Neil_Way

      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.

  • Shak

    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.

    • $29896495

      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.

      • Neil_Way

        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.

  • GoGo Says CoCo

    Honda needs to do better. Kia is now outselling them.

    • Neil_Way

      Behind even Merc. They need to adjust their strategy with the Civic if they want any hope of lifting sales.

  • nugsdad

    When did 3 series become a medium up against camry but Aurion is a large car?

    • Shak

      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.

  • $29896495

    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.

    • bob

      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.

    • bd

      Kia doesn’t nearly have the supply capacity that Hyundai has for the Australian market.

  • Chad

    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?

    • Pal

      3 Months now.

    • bob

      The updated Prado comes out this month so the current one would be in runout with limited stock…

  • Neil_Way

    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?

  • JBkm

    2100 is very poor result for Honda.

  • Lallla

    Lexus and Infiniti sell way more cars in Israel than Australia. Crazy

  • Tents

    The quiet achiever here is Volvo.

  • Zaccy16

    Great month for the mark 7 golf and deservedly so!

    • Helmut

      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

  • Dodger

    There’s a contradiction between the graph and table re the sales and overall position of Mazda and Hyundai.
    Which is correct ????

  • Paul

    Hyundai is not in enough segments to ever win. However they make great cars

  • RaVOLT

    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