* NOW UPDATED with the Top 80 best-selling models: see ‘Read more’ at end of post! *
Australian car sales are up year-on-year for the 2nd month in a row in September at 88,819 registrations (+2%), putting the year-to-date total (752,128 units, -4%) now in line to break the million mark by year-end for the fourth time only in Australian history. For the first time since January, the Toyota Corolla takes the lead with 3,766 sales and 4.2% but stays 5th year-to-date at 25,144 units and 3.3%.
The Holden Commodore ranks 2nd at 3,712 units and 4.2%, reclaiming the 2011 year-to-date pole position from the Mazda3 with 31,977 sales vs. 31,439. It is the 4th consecutive month the two models exchange YTD positions! The race to #1 has rarely been that close… The Toyota Hilux is up 2 spots to #3 at 3.6%, passing the Holden Cruze at 3.5%.
With 2,049 sales and 2.3% share, the Toyota Camry is up 3 spots to #7, its highest ranking since December 2010. The Nissan Navara (#8) and VW Golf (#10) are both brilliantly back in the Top 10 this month while the Ford Territory (#12) drops out of it. Other great performers include the Toyota RAV4 at #16 (+7), the Mercedes C Class at #33 (+6) and the Mitsubishi ASX at #40 (+24).
Previous month: see the Australian August 2011 Top 175 best-selling models here.
Full September Top 80 Ranking Table below.