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Australian new car market tops 1.1 million in 2014

The Australian new car market realised 1,113,224 new cars in 2014, topping 1.1 million for only the third time ever, according to VFACTS results released today.

THE TOP 5 cars sold in Australia were the Toyota Corolla (number one) with 43,735 sales; the Mazda3 which finished just 422 sales behind it on 43,313, the Toyota HiLux on 38,126 which is down on last year’s result, the Hyundai i30 on 31,505, and the Holden Commodore on 30,203.

But it was SUVs that were the real winners of 2014 accounting for a staggering 32% of the new car market. “The increase in SUV purchases is a reflection of the versatility these vehicles provide and the increasing range of these vehicles available in the market,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

“SUVs and light commercial vehicles now account for almost 50% of new car sales in Australia. Passenger car sales have dropped 6.1% to hold 47.8% of the market.”

Toyota was the top selling brand with 18.3% of the market. It was followed by Holden with 9.5%, Mazda with 9% Hyundai with 9% and Ford with 7.2%.

SALES RESULTS

Source: VFACTS

Top 10 manufacturers (by sales volume):

Rank Brand 2014 2013 % diff
1. Toyota 203,501 214,630 -5.2
2. Holden 106,092 112,059 -5.3
3. Mazda 100,704 103,144 -2.4
4. Hyundai 100,011 97,006 3.1
5. Ford 79,703 87,236 -8.6
6. Mitsubishi 68,637 71,528 -4.0
7. Nissan 66,025 76,733 -14.0
8. Volkswagen 54,801 54,892 -0.2
9. Subaru 40,502 40,200 0.8
10. Honda 32,998 39,258 -15.9

 

Top 10 individual models (by sales volume):

Rank Vehicle 2014 2013 % diff
1. Toyota Corolla 43,735 43,498 0.5
2. Mazda3 43,313 42,082 2.9
3. Toyota Hilux 38,126 39,931 -4.5
4. Hyundai i30 31,505 30,582 3.0
5. Holden Commodore 30,203 27,766 8.8
6. Ford Ranger 26,619 21,752 22.4
7. Mitsubishi Triton 24,256 24,512 -1.0
8. Toyota Camry 22,044 24,860 -11.3
9. Mazda CX5 21,571 20,129 7.2
10. Volkswagen Golf 19,545 17,818 9.7

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