Holden continues its strong start to 2010 with the Australian company recording a 28 per cent increase in sales for the month of March (as compared to the same time last year).
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Today's monthly sales figures, released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), show Holden sold a total of 11,795 vehicles in March with its popular Commodore model maintaining its position as Australia's best selling car. The numbers show the Holden Commodore enjoyed its highest March sales volume since 2007.

Strong sellers elsewhere in the Holden lineup include the Captiva SUV, which had its best sales month since being introduced in 2006, and the Holden Barina.

Holden sold 1455 Captiva models in March, a 153 per cent increase on the same month last year, and 1213 Barinas - the small car's best sales result since 2006.

"March saw us build on the sales momentum generated earlier in the year, to achieve a very strong first quarter for 2010," said Holden Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr John Elsworth."Commodore continues to be mainstay of our range, proving popular in showrooms time after time. “We are also very pleased with the Captiva range which has really found the sweet spot in the SUV market,"We have some great offers in the marketplace at the moment, right across the Holden range, that we believe will entice customers into our showrooms and continue the sales momentum that we have seen in the first quarter of 2010."