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The effects of the March earthquake on Japanese cars’ deliveries are felt again this month in Australia, with sales down 12% to 96,157 registrations, the slowest June in 8 years.
Filling a backlog of orders from the last couple of months, the Mazda3 takes the lead with 4,212 sales, its best-ever monthly volume in the country, and only the second time ever it ranks #1 after January 2009. It therefore also reclaims the pole position in the 2011 year-to-date ranking at 21,212 sales, only 180 units above the Holden Commodore, #2 with 3,809 sales in June.
The Holden Cruze confirms the beneficial effect of its production switch to South Australia by staying put in 3rd place with 3.5% share, but the real surprise of the month is the 4th position of the VW Golf… After lodging an already impressive 7th spot in May with a best-ever 2.4% share, the Golf improves by an amazing one percentage point to reach 3.4% of the Australian market, selling a record 3,275 units!
The other June’s great performer is the new generation Ford Territory, up 34 spots to #15 for its first full month of sales at 1,634 units and 1.7% share. Note the Honda Jazz up 17 spots to #19, the Mercedes C Class up 31 spots to #28 and the new generation Hyundai Elantra up 80 spots to #52!
See the previous month May 2011 Top 120 Ranking Table here.
Full Top 100 June 2011 and Year-to-date Ranking Tables below.