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Australia 1989: The start of the real ‘Falcadore’ era

1988 Holden Commodore VN

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Paul *

With the arrival of the VN Series of the Holden Commodore in 1988, both Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore now compete in the same segment, and it is the start of over two decades of intense fight between the two models for the title of best-selling car in Australia, commonly known as the 'Falcadore' era...

1989 Ford EA Falcon

Thanks to Paul I can share with you a Top 20 best-selling models for the first 6 months of 1989 and a Top 10 for the first 11 months of the same year which show the Commodore leading with 65,080 sales vs. 58,257 for the Falcon. The Mitsubishi Magna takes the third spot at 33, 334 units, followed by the Ford Laser at 29,884, the Toyota Camry at 29,650 and the Toyota Corolla at 19,546. Notice the Hyundai Excel at #15 over the first 6 months and the appearance of the Holden Apollo (a rebadged Toyota Camry), Toyota Lexcen (a rebadged Holden Commodore) and Holden Nova (a rebadged Toyota Corolla) inside the November Top 20.

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Full 6 months 1989 Top 20 and 11 months Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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