* Click on the title for the direct links to these 34 Australian Historical articles! *
Thanks to Paul I can now share with you more Historical detail about the Australian new car market at the end of the eighties, when the ‘Falcadore era’ (the intense fight for the #1 spot between the Holden Commodore and the Ford Falcon) really started to heat up. We now know that the Commodore was #1 over the first 6 months of 1989…
At that time the Mitsubishi Magna was solidly anchored on the podium, the Camry was Toyota’s best-selling passenger car in the country ahead of the Corolla, the Ford Laser enjoyed a cool 4th place, the Nissan Skyline ranked #8, the Ford Telstar #9 and the Hyundai Excel pointed its bonnet in 15th position…
You will find all the direct links to the 34 Australian Historical articles below. Enjoy!
Australia Historical Data:
Australia 1949-1959: Holden ‘Australia’s own’ launches (with Vintage Photo Report)
Australia 1960-1968: Ford unveils Falcon to challenge Holden (with Vintage Photo Report)
Australia 1958-1968: Toyota and Japan’s first export market (with Vintage Photo Report)
Australia 1969-1976: Ford catches up on Holden, a Datsun on the podium (with Vintage Photo Report)
Australia 2008: Corolla #1 until July, Commodore saved by Sportwagon, Toyota Hilux #1 twice (with All-models ranking)
Australia 2009: Commodore hits lowest volume ever, Mazda3 #1 in January, the Chinese arrive (with All-models ranking)
Australia 2010: Commodore #1 for 15th year in a row (with All-models ranking)
Most figures are sourced from VFACTS, many thanks to David and Paul for all your help!