Toyota Australia has set yet another record in the Australian automotive world. The Big T has sold 101,816 cars in the first five months of a calendar year, the largest record ever set by a manufacturer.
Of course Toyota was only beating its own record set last year at 91,984 vehicles for the same period. No other company has even come close to 75,000 vehicles in a January-May period.
The encouraging results come after five record record sales each month this year. The top honour still goes to the little Corolla, which has beaten the Commodore to remains the best-selling vehicle in Australia this year.
So far Toyota has sold 19,392 Corollas this year, slightly more than Holden with its Commodore. The HiLux has also been a strong performer with 3,914 units registered last month.
Toyota’s other cars, the Yaris (1,987), Camry (1,933) and Aurion (1,618) also listed in the top ten best-sellers in May and for the year so far.
If you thought the Prius was getting old, the petrol-electric hybrid car had its second-best month ever with 373 sales.
So far Toyota controls 23.3% of the market with 101,816 vehicles sold. Coming in second is Holden with 12.6% marketshare and 55,155 vehicles sold. Ford is third with a 10.1% share and 44,183 vehicles sold.
Mazda follows closely with 34,969 vehicles sold for a 8% marketshare. Mtisbishi (6.2%), Nissan (5.8%), Honda (5.5%), Hyundai (4.3%), Subaru (3.8%) and Volkswagen (3%) finish the top 10.