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Australia January 2013: Nissan Navara & Ford Focus break records

Nissan Navara Australia January 2013Nissan Navara

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After a bumper end of year leading to a record 2012, some analysts had predicted the start of 2013 could be bumpy for Australian new car sales. Not so. At 85,430 registrations, the market is up 11% year-on-year to beat the all-time record for January sales set in 2008. Building on 2012 when it held the  for the 2nd year in a row, the Mazda3 leads the monthly ranking for the 5th time in the last 12 months with 3,345 sales and 3.9%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 3.5% and the Toyota Hilux at 3.2%.

Ford Focus Australia January 2013Ford Focus

After reaching a record 5th place and 2.8% share last month, the Nissan Navara amazingly betters both these figures, hitting a best-ever #4 spot with 2,474 sales and a record 2.9% in January. The Ford Focus also beats some records this month: it is up 4 ranks to a best-ever #5 at 2,364 units and 2.8%, beating the #6 spot it reached in January 2008. The Mazda2 is up a healthy 10 spots on December to #7, its best ranking since January 2012.

Reversely, the Holden Commodore falls to 1.9% share this month, its first time ever below 2% in Australia, remembering that one year ago in January 2012 was its first time below 3%… The new generation can’t come soon enough. Notice also the Mazda CX-5 back inside the Top 10 at #10 and the Hyundai ix35 up to a record #14.

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Full January 2013 Top 15 models and Top 50 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Australia January 2013 – models:

PosModelJan%Dec2012%Pos
1Mazda33,3453.9%144,1284.0%1
2Toyota Corolla2,9603.5%338,7993.5%3
3Toyota Hilux2,7473.2%440,6463.7%2
4Nissan Navara2,4742.9%526,0452.3%8
5Ford Focus2,3642.8%918,5861.7%10
6Hyundai i302,0062.3%628,3482.5%6
7Mazda21,6651.9%1717,5741.6%13
8Holden Commodore1,6561.9%730,5322.7%4
9Holden Cruze1,6301.9%1029,1612.6%5
10Mazda CX-51,6251.9%1515,8611.4%17
11Ford Ranger1,4501.7%1318,0971.6%12
12Holden Colorado1,4201.7%1113,3461.2%22
13Holden Captiva71,3371.6%2711,3781.0%31
14Hyundai ix351,3011.5%n/a11,4691.0%29
15Nissan X-Trail1,2941.5%2416,0661.4%16

Australia January 2013 – brands:

PosBrandJan-13%Dec2012%Pos
1Toyota13,37515.7%1218,17619.6%1
2Mazda8,91210.4%2103,8869.3%3
3Holden8,81110.3%3114,66510.3%2
4Ford7,7219.0%590,4088.1%5
5Nissan7,2488.5%679,7477.2%6
6Hyundai6,8168.0%491,5368.2%4
7Mitsubishi4,4495.2%858,8685.3%7
8Volkswagen3,8244.5%754,8354.9%8
9Honda3,8164.5%935,8123.2%10
10Subaru3,1043.6%1040,1893.6%9
11Kia2,3082.7%1330,7582.8%11
12Suzuki1,8342.1%1224,0572.2%12
13Mercedes1,7592.1%1122,3972.0%13
14Jeep1,6421.9%1418,0141.6%15
15Audi1,3451.6%1614,5351.3%16
16BMW1,3011.5%1518,4131.7%14
17Land Rover8341.0%197,9290.7%18
18Isuzu Ute6600.8%187,7820.7%19
19Great Wall6570.8%1711,0061.0%17
20Volvo Car4630.5%225,3750.5%21
21Lexus4300.5%216,8390.6%20
22Peugeot4040.5%245,0710.5%22
23Renault3310.4%205,0110.5%23
24Skoda2520.3%303,5020.3%24
25Porsche2090.2%341,3730.1%30
26Chrysler1700.2%231,3590.1%31
27Mini1610.2%252,3940.2%25
28Citroen1570.2%271,7020.2%27
29Fiat1430.2%261,4320.1%29
30Ssangyong1240.1%311,5900.1%28
31Opel1090.1%295410.0%36
32Dodge940.1%282,0280.2%26
33Chery940.1%361,1330.1%32
34Alfa Romeo900.1%329060.1%34
35Jaguar900.1%337860.1%35
36Proton500.1%351,0050.1%33
37Bentley260.0%46650.0%43
38Smart140.0%371420.0%37
39Maserati120.0%421240.0%38
40Ferrari110.0%38980.0%39
41Infiniti100.0%39850.0%41
42Aston Martin80.0%40940.0%40
43Lamborghini70.0%47410.0%44
44Lotus40.0%41690.0%42
45McLaren20.0%44230.0%46
46Morgan20.0%45160.0%48
47Rolls-Royce10.0%43220.0%47
48Caterham10.0%4930.0%49
49Saab00.0%48270.0%45

 

Source: FCAI, www.carsguide.com.au

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