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Sales data for the month of May has been released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) today and the news for the industry appears good on all fronts.

Last month saw 89,218 SUV, passenger and commercial vehicles sold, an increase of 18.3 per cent (13,777 vehicles) compared to May 2009. In fact it even beats the previous record for May (set in 2008) by 578 units.

This is a record May result and shows the new vehicle market is maintaining a strong sales momentum, all vehicle segments increased during the month, demonstrating a genuine recovery in the marketplace,” FCAI Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said.

Those that thought SUVs would be a thing of the past by 2010 can skip over the following sentence. The SUV segment gained the most ground last month, up 28.9 per cent. Passenger cars  managed a 19.4 percent increase.

It is encouraging to note that private buyers have returned in larger numbers during May (up 27.2%) taking over some of the momentum that business buyers have provided over the past year,” Mr McKellar said.

The leaders were once again Toyota which sold 17,832 vehicles (20 percent marketshare), followed by Holden (11,381, 12.8 percent) and Ford (9,022 – 10.1 per cent).

So far this year Australians have bought 422,446 new vehicles, a massive increase of 19.9 percent over the same year-to-date period last year. Current trends predict another million-milestone year for the industry.

1
Toyota
17832
2
Holden
11381
3
Ford
9022
4
Mazda
6928
5
Hyundai
6378
6
Nissan
5814
7
Mitsubishi
5742
8
Subaru
3610
9
Honda
3508
10
Volkswagen
3332
11
Suzuki
2260
12
Kia
2034
13
Mercedes-Benz
2004
14
BMW
1501
15
Audi
1109
16
Great Wall
581
17
Jeep
563
18
Peugeot
524
19
Lexus
484
20
Land Rover
433
21
Volvo Car
407
22
Isuzu Ute
361
23
MINI
176
24
Citroen
160
25
Dodge
134
26
Skoda
119
27
Fiat
110
28
Proton
110
29
Chrysler
109
30
Renault
91
31
Ssangyong
86
32
Alfa Romeo 85
33
Jaguar 85
34
Porsche 72
35
Smart 15
36
Maserati 14
37
Aston Martin 13
38
Ferrari 7
39
Hummer 5
40
Lotus 5
41
Lamborghini 4
42
Bentley 3
43
Morgan 0
44
Rolls-Royce 0
45
Saab 0

Light Car Segment Winners :

  • Hyundai Getz
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Mazda2

Small Car Segment Winners:

  • Mazda3
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Holden Cruze

Medium Car Segment Winners:

  • Toyota Camry
  • Mazda6
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Large Car Segment Winners:

  • Holden Commodore
  • Ford Falcon
  • Toyota Aurion

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  • Holden Caprice
  • Chrysler 300C
  • Holden Statesman

People Mover Segment Winners:

  • Kia Carnival
  • Toyota Tarago
  • Dodge Journey

Sports Car Segment Winners:

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cpe/Conv
  • BMW 1 Series Coupe/Conv
  • BMW 3 Series Coupe/Conv

SUV Compact Segment Winners:

  • Toyota RAV4
  • Nissan X-Trail
  • Subaru Forester

SUV Medium Segment Winners:

  • Toyota Prado
  • Holden Captiva
  • Ford Territory

SUV Large Segment Winners:

  • Toyota Landcruiser Wagon
  • Nissan Patrol Wagon

SUV Luxury Segment Winners:

  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • Audi Q5
  • Lexus RX



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