Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati sales surge as other exotic and luxury brands hit the brakes.
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Sales of Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati sports cars hit the accelerator in September as the rest of the car market hit reverse with a 20 per cent decline.

Official figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show Porsche sales increased by 33 per cent in September compared to the same month last year, while Maserati sales more than doubled and deliveries of Ferraris increased by 8.7 per cent.

However, as with the rest of the super-luxury market, all three brands posted sales declines in the year-to-date tally.

The good news wasn’t shared with all exotic or luxury car brands, however, with sales of Lamborghini and Aston Martin both down by 25 per cent compared to the same month last year.

Sales of McLaren fell by 66 per cent, Bentley dropped by 35 per cent and Rolls-Royce scored a duck, with no vehicles reported as sold.

Luxury car dealers are hopeful that new, less strict lending requirements will provide a boost to sales in the coming months.

The top end of town: September 2019 sales versus September 2020

Porsche: Up from 343 to 456, an increase of 32.9 per cent
Maserati: Up from26 to 53, an increase of 103 per cent
Ferrari: Up from 23 to 25, an increase of 8.7 per cent
Lamborghini: Down from 8 to 6, a decrease of 25 per cent
Aston Martin: Down from 12 to 9, a decrease of 25 per cent
McLaren: Down from 9 to 3, a decrease of 66 per cent
Bentley: Down from 23 to 15, a decrease of 35 per cent
Rolls-Royce: Down from 1 to 0, a decrease of 100 per cent

Source: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

Top 10 car brands in September 2020

RankBrandVolume September 2020Change year-on-year
1Toyota12,936down 14.7 per cent
2Mazda7000down 14.3 per cent
3Hyundai5273down 27.2 per cent
4Kia5092down 0.7 per cent
5Ford4816up 0.7 per cent
6Mitsubishi4179down 53.5 per cent
7Volkswagen3493down 8.5 per cent
8Nissan2588down 44.4 per cent
9Mercedes-Benz2395down 10.7 per cent
10Subaru2121down 39.4 per cent

Source: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Top 25 brands for September 2020

Top 25 models for September 2020