The good news regarding strong October sales figures has also been felt at the Holden camp with its Captiva model becoming Australia’s top-selling SUV for the month of October.
Holden’s Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, John Elsworth, said 1255 Captiva’s were sold in October, the vehicle’s highest ever monthly sales result.
“We’ll add the new Captiva 5 five-seater to our SUV range in December so we’re feeling good about Captiva right now,” Mr Elsworth said.
Today’s FCAI figures also confirmed the Holden Cruze had recorded its strongest sales month since it arrived in showrooms in June, with 2183 sold in October.
“We continue to be delighted with the public response to the Cruze – from a standing start it’s now the third best-selling car in small car segment,” Mr Elsworth said.
“It is still early days for this car but our order books are full and we expect demand to remain exceptionally strong.”
Mr Elsworth said Holden’s Commodore continued to be Australia’s top-selling car this year. A total of 36,085 vehicles from the Commodore range have been sold year-to-date, including 3455 in October.
Mr Elsworth said showroom interest in the new SIDI-powered Commodore – which offered more power and better fuel economy – was very high.
With Holden Australia