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1985 sales of new cars in Australia are up a further 9% to 695.856 units, a new record that would hold until 1997. Ford (24.5%), Toyota (19.3%) and Holden (18.5%) hold onto their respective rankings this year, while Mitsubishi (+28%) leaps in front of Nissan (-6%) to claim #4 overall with 11.5% share. Mazda is stable at 5.6%, resulting in a Top 6 holding a mammoth 88.8% of the market. The Ford Falcon (+12%) increases its advantage over the Holden Commodore (+11%) to over 14.000 units with the Ford Laser (+12%) remaining on the third step of the podium and the Toyota Corolla up 5 spots and 36% to #4. Mitsubishi replaces the Sigma by the Magna: an instant success at #5 for its first annual appearance in Australia.
Full Year 1985 Top 15 brands and Top 20 models vs. Full 1984 data below.