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Australia 2001: Commodore, Falcon and Toyota Corolla on podium

2001 Holden Commodore. Picture by James Dobbin. All rights reserved.

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to David *

The Australian car market is down 1% year-on-year in 2001 to 772,681. Once again the Holden Commodore widens the gap with the Ford Falcon: it is up 2% to 85,411 sales and 11.1% while the Ford is down 11% to 53,534 units and 6.9%, its lowest volume since 1991…  The Toyota Corolla is up one more spot to land on the podium at #3 for the first time since official models data is published in Australia. It sells 30,813 units for a 4% market share, up just 2% on 2000 and is now followed by the Holden Astra, up a shiny 6 ranks and 54% to #4 with 28,450 sales and 3.7%.

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Camry/Vienta is down 20% to #5, ahead of the Mitsubishi Magna/Verada (-7%) and Hyundai Accent/Excel (-29%). The Ford Ute is up 24% to a best-ever #11, the Ford Laser is back up 36% to #12, its highest ranking since 1995, the Toyota Avalon is up 34% to #15, the Holden Ute up 76% to #16, the Toyota RAV4 up 30% to #17 and the Mazda Tribute lands directly at #30.

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

Next year: Australia 2002: Commodore in command, breaks monthly record

Full Year Top 50 and 6 months 2001 Top 15 Ranking Tables below.

Australia Full Year 2001:

1Holden Commodore85,42211.1%2%83,61010.6%1
2Ford Falcon53,5346.9%-11%60,4607.7%2
3Toyota Corolla30,8134.0%1%30,5763.9%4
4Holden Astra28,4503.7%54%18,4392.3%10
5Toyota Camry/Vienta26,7263.5%-20%33,3344.2%3
6Mitsubishi Magna /Verada24,3813.2%-7%26,2713.3%6
7Hyundai Accent/Excel21,0552.7%-29%29,6753.8%5
8Nissan Pulsar20,6722.7%-5%21,7402.8%7
9Mitsubishi Lancer18,1102.3%-13%20,6982.6%9
10Toyota Hilux17,6352.3%-18%21,5092.7%8
11Ford Ute16,9552.2%24%13,6981.7%12
12Ford Laser15,3742.0%36%11,2711.4%17
13Holden Rodeo14,4751.9%-6%15,4002.0%11
14Subaru Liberty/Outback12,0411.6%3%11,7351.5%15
15Toyota Avalon11,7601.5%34%8,7591.1%21
16Holden Ute11,1731.4%76%6,3610.8%35
17Toyota RAV410,9691.4%30%8,4131.1%24
18Mazda 32310,8121.4%-2%11,0151.4%18
19Toyota Land Cruiser10,7191.4%-7%11,4691.5%16
20Hyundai Elantra/Lantra9,7051.3%12%8,6811.1%22
21Honda CR-V8,6651.1%-33%12,8661.6%13
22Subaru Forester8,4161.1%5%8,0491.0%29
23BMW 3 Series8,3481.1%8%7,7301.0%30
24Nissan Patrol8,2551.1%-4%8,6331.1%23
25Holden Vectra7,5341.0%-9%8,3171.1%25
26Toyota Prado7,5171.0%-7%8,1221.0%28
27Mitsubishi Pajero7,4911.0%-1%7,5391.0%31
28Holden Barina7,3841.0%32%5,5770.7%37
29Toyota Echo/Starlet7,1130.9%-41%12,0991.5%14
30Mazda Tribute6,6380.9%new00.0% –
31Subaru Impreza6,5920.9%-4%6,8630.9%32
32Ford Courier6,5870.9%-3%6,7690.9%33
33Toyota Hiace6,4420.8%-22%8,2801.1%26
34Honda Civic6,3860.8%-22%8,1731.0%27
35Mitsubishi Triton6,1950.8%17%5,3170.7%39
36VW Golf5,7670.7%57%3,6740.5%47
37Kia Rio5,5490.7%82%3,0550.4%n/a
38Holden Statesman/Caprice5,5180.7%-13%6,3700.8%34
39Daewoo Lanos5,0050.6%-45%9,0291.1%20
40Mazda B-Series4,9410.6%7%4,6050.6%40
41Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up4,9330.6%-10%5,4660.7%38
42Mercedes C-Class4,6950.6%42%3,3050.4%n/a
43Mitsubishi Mirage4,2210.5%-8%4,5850.6%41
44Mazda 6263,6470.5%-8%3,9730.5%43
45Nissan Navara3,2620.4%-18%3,9970.5%42
46Daewoo Nubira3,2140.4%-48%6,1490.8%36
47Land Rover Discovery3,2030.4%-11%3,5840.5%48
48Hyundai Sonata3,1530.4%0%3,1530.4%n/a
49Mazda 1213,1070.4%-19%3,8440.5%44
50Nissan Pathfinder3,0360.4%-20%3,7720.5%45

Source: VFACTS, many thanks to David for sharing the data!

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