* See the Top 10 best-selling models for each Australian State by clicking on the title! *
Thanks to Elise and the team at Toyota Australia, I can share with you an exclusive Top 10 models ranking by State for Australia. You will not find this anywhere else on the web! With the overall market hitting a new record in 2012 at 1,112,032 registrations, absolutely every State/Territory gains ground vs. 2011, an exceptional performance in itself. The biggest market in the country is still New South Wales (Sydney) with 341,211 sales (+8%) followed by Victoria (Melbourne) at 293,778 and +9% and Queensland (Brisbane) at 235,025 (+11%). Then we find Western Australia (Perth) at 128,005 (+17% – boosted by the mining industry), South Australia (Adelaide) at 67,999 and +8%, ACT (Canberra) at 17,435 and +11%, Tasmania at 16,981 and +1% and the Northern Territory at 11,598 and +16%.
Model-wise, if last year the Toyota Hilux was king in 3 States vs. 2 for the Mazda3 and Holden Commodore, in 2012 the situation is slightly different. Confirming it is the most popular vehicle in the country for the 2nd year in a row, the Mazda3 now leads in 3 different states: it stays in pole position in New South Wales and ACT but is now also #1 in the 2nd biggest market, Victoria, where it dethrones the Holden Commodore.
The Toyota Hilux keeps the pole position in the 3 States it was dominating in 2011: doing best in Northern Territory with a huge 9.8% share, followed by Western Australia (5.4%) and Queensland (5.2%). Two additional models lead a State this year: the Holden Cruze “at home” in South Australia with 3,847 sales and 5.7% and the Toyota Corolla in Tasmania at 565 units and 3.3%.
Northern Territory, home of Ayers Rock, deserves its own little paragraph even though it is the smallest market in the country. And the reason is the 7 best-selling vehicles there are all Toyotas! And 8 in the Top 10… In a market up 16% year-on-year, below the expected Hilux and Corolla, the Prado is up 50% to #3 vs. #15 in the national ranking, the Land Cruiser Wagon at #4 vs. #33, the Camry at #5, Yaris up 65% to #6, RAV4 up 40% to #7 vs. #19 nationally and the Land Cruiser Ute at #9 vs. #47 nationally…
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Full Year 2012 Top 10 for each Australian State and Territory below.