* See the Top 15 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Paul *
Thanks to Paul I am now able to share with you a Top 15 models ranking for October 1987 as well as year-to-date. 1987 was a particularly bad time for the car industry in Australia with only 451,829 registrations, less than in 1969! This is a time when Ford was ultra-dominant, holding a mammoth 31% of the Passenger Car market vs. 22% for Holden and 14% for Toyota. Logically, the Ford Falcon is by far the best-selling model in the country with 6,252 sales in October and 57,371 year-to-date, followed at some distance by the Holden Commodore (4,502 and 43,646).
The Mitsubishi Magna takes the third spot with 2,855 units in October and 25,979 year-to-date, followed by the Ford Laser/Meteor with 2,263 sales in Oct and 23,511 year-to-date. The Toyota Corona/Camry, #7 year-to-date, is #5 in October ahead of the Nissan Pintara/Skyline and the Toyota Corolla. Notice also the Holden Camira at #8, the Ford Fairlane at #12 and the Hyundai Excel already at #15 only one year after the introduction of the brand in Australia.
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Full October and Year-to-date 1987 Top 15 Ranking Tables below.
Australia October 1987:
Source: Car magazine January 1988, many thanks to Paul for sharing the data!
Note: Hyundai split by model is not available