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Australia 1999: Holden Commodore leads but down 10%

Holden Commodore

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The new car market in Australia is down year-on-year for the first time since 1991 at -3% to 786,845 units. The two leaders evolve differently this year: while the Holden Commodore is down 10% to 85,648 sales and 10.9% share, the Ford Falcon is up 2% to 70,084 units, reducing the gap with the Commodore from 3.2 percentage points in 1998 to 2.0 this year. The Toyota Camry/Vienta is back on the podium thanks to sales up 1% to 42,522 units at 5.4% share.

Ford Falcon

The Hyundai Excel has stopped its ascension and is down a rough 26% this year to #4 and 32,497 sales, followed by the Toyota Corolla (+13%), Mistubishi Magna/Verada (-21%) and Nissan Pulsar in great shape at +14% in 7th position. The Holden Rodeo breaks into the year-end Top 10 for the first time, up 25% to #9. Other great performers in 1999 include the Ford Ute up 55% to #14, the Subaru Liberty/Outback up 36% to #17 and the Honda CR-V up 19% to #18.

Previous year: Australia 1998: Commodore hits highest ever volume, Hyundai Excel #1 in June!

Next year: Australia 2000: Commodore enjoys 5th year in a row at #1

Full Year Top 50 and 8 months 1999 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. David
    September 6th, 2012 at 17:26 | #1

    Another unusual appearance on the top 50 – the Isuzu N-Series. The only time a medium to heavy commercial vehicle has ever appeared on the top 50. This definitely will never happen again.

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