Australia 1995: Last year of reign for the Ford Falcon – hits 12.7%
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Excellent year for new car sales in Australia in 1995, up 4% to 642,557 registrations, second only to the 1985 score of 695,856. Both Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore grow faster than the market and reach their best market share in modern times but this year it’s the Ford Falcon that finishes first with a record 81,366 sales and 12.7% share, up 12% year-on-year. In fact this is the Falcon’s last stint in pole position, with the Holden Commodore taking the lead from 1996 onwards up until 2011. But for now the Holden Commodore is #2 with 80,452 units and 12.5% share.
For the first time the Toyota Camry/Vienta manages to climb onto the year-end Australian podium in spite of sales down 7% to 33,367, but this is because the Mitsubishi Magna/Verada is down 18% to #4. Normally relatively stable, the 1995 Top 15 is undergoing some substantial changes, with the Hyundai Excel continuing its crazy progression to land in 5th place, up a huge 52% year-on-year to 25,928 sales and 4% share, now the country’s best-selling small car ahead of the Corolla!
The Ford Festiva is up no less than 88% and 6 spots to #8 with 16,146 units and 2.5% share while the Ford Laser is down 34% to #12 and the Daewoo 1.5i/Cielo is up a mammoth 266% and 34 ranks to #14 with 9,095 sales and 1.4%… Notice also the Ford Fairlane/LTD up 66% to #26, the Jeep Cherokee up 230% to #33 and the Toyota RAV4 up 147% and breaking into the Australian Top 50 for the first time at #43.
Previous year: Australia 1994: Holden Commodore reclaims top spot
Full Year 1995 Top 50 Ranking Table below.