NEW CAR SALES APRIL 2014
Passenger car sales in Australia took a hit in April. Most best-selling segments recorded a drop in sales that can partly be attributed to ANZAC Day, Easter and school holidays.
Sales of sub-light, light, small, medium, sports and utility models are all down on the same month last year, with the sub-light city-car market taking the biggest hit, down 46.1 percent.
Sales of large cars are up 18.8 percent, almost entirely off the back of Holden’s continuing success with its VF Commodore range, which finished the month in fourth position overall.
Toyota’s Camry and Aurion twins had a poor month, with Aurion’s 310 sales less than half of its nearest rival - the Ford Falcon on 653 sales - while the Camry dropped ten places from its March result, to finish April in 17th overall.
Toyota sold 3345 fewer cars in April than it did in March, but still comfortably won the battle of the brands from Holden, Hyundai, Mazda and Ford.
Subaru says the figure marks a 466.4 percent increase over the same period in 2013, while smashing the WRX range's 15 year record of 469 sales in one month - set back in 1999.
Top 10 Selling Brands - April 2014
- Toyota - 14,930 sales - down 11.7 percent
- Holden - 8010 - up 0.2 percent
- Hyundai - 7626 - up 4.3 percent
- Mazda - 7000 - down 10.6 percent
- Ford - 6449 - down 5.6 percent
- Mitsubishi - 4360 - down 20.1 percent
- Nissan - 4157 - down 18.6 percent
- Volkswagen -4019 - down 12.3 percent
- Suburu - 2903 - up 13.7 percent
- Honda - 2352 - down 25.8 percent
Top 10 Selling Models - April 2014
- Toyota Corolla - 3315 sales
- Mazda3 - 3057
- Toyota Hilux - 2574
- Holden Commodore - 2443
- Hyundai i30 - 2271
- Ford Ranger - 2094
- Toyota Prado - 1622
- Toyota Rav4 - 1548
- Mazda CX-5 - 1543
- Holden Cruze - 1468