There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence – or re-emergence – of old nameplates.
Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s.
The trend is more pronounced in the small car segment. The reborn Holden Astra has 2327 sales, ahead of the Ford Focus and enough for 3.7 per cent market share (though not enough to offset to 3880 the defunct Cruze over the same period last year).
Then there’s a pair of resurgent nameplates, which never went away but which are experiencing good sales growth in their much more impressive new generations.
Another sort-of reborn nameplate is the Abarth 124, with 138 sales (compared to 563 units for the MX-5).
Listen to the CarAdvice team discuss April’s sales figures below, and catch more like this at caradvice.com/podcast.