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Toyota remains on top as Australian new car sales totaled 91,331 in July - the second-best July result ever recorded.

And, for the first time ever, last month saw total sales of vehicles made in Thailand (23,803) beating those from Japan (23,359).

Toyota Corolla and HiLux were Australia’s number one and number two best-selling models in July as the Japanese giant racked-up 17,465 sales for the month.

Toyota Hilux
Toyota Hilux

For Toyota, the result boils-down to simply: the company’s best July sales in four years and doubling the sales of its nearest rival.

Mazda was number two again with total sales of 8,460 vehicles.

Mazda3
Mazda3

While the top-selling Mazda3 saw sales slow as stocks get low ahead of the new model arriving this month, Mazda CX-3 recorded its best July result ever (1,744) and CX-5 posted its second-best July performance (1,933)

And Hyundai maintained the number three ranking after 7,603 vehicles moved from dealerships.

Hyundai i30
Hyundai i30

The Canberra-based Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) says the automotive industry remains on-track for a record-breaking year in 2016 – of the top 10 brands only Holden and Volkswagen show declining sales over the first seven months of this year compared to the corresponding period last year.

In July, passenger car sales totaled 41.6 per-cent of the total, SUVs racked-up 37 per-cent and light commercial vehicles accounted for 18.5 per-cent.

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Top 10 Selling Brands - July 2016

  1. Toyota - 17,465 (up 1.1 percent YTD)
  2. Mazda - 8460 (up 5.3 percent)
  3. Hyundai - 7603 (up 5.7 percent)
  4. Holden - 7071 (down 7.6 percent)
  5. Ford - 6894 (up 16.6 percent)
  6. Mitsubishi - 5412 (up 4.0 percent)
  7. Nissan - 5304 (up 3.1 percent)
  8. Volkswagen - 4193 (down 7.9 percent)
  9. Kia - 3555 (up 28.1 percent)
  10. Subaru - 3356 (up 9.6 percent)

Top 10 Selling Models - July 2016

  1. Toyota Corolla - 3427 (23,971 YTD)
  2. Toyota Hilux - 3136 (24,307)
  3. Ford Ranger - 2874 (21,073)
  4. Hyundai i30 - 2216 (25,073)
  5. Toyota Camry - 2172 (12,077)
  6. Mazda CX-5 - 1933 (14,526)
  7. Holden Commodore - 1874
  8. Toyota RAV4 - 1825 (10,705)
  9. Toyota LandCruiser - 1769 (10,595) Note: LandCruiser 200 and 70 Seies combined
  10. Mazda CX-3 - 1744 (11,116)
 
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