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New car sales in Australia are down year-on-year for the third consecutive month at -1% to 96,924 registrations, however 2013 will be another record year, with year-to-date sales standing at 1,039,471 units, up 2% on 2012 which was already an all-time high year… The Toyota Corolla is edging ever closer to its first ever annual pole position, topping the sales charts for the third month in a row and the 6th time so far this year thanks to 3,894 sales and 4% vs. 3,666 and 3.8% for its archenemy the Mazda3. Year-to-date, the Corolla leads with 39,794 units and 3.8% vs. 38,060 and 3.7% for the Mazda3. Still close, but the crowning of the Corolla, which would be the first time in the history of automobile in Australia that a Toyota model finishes the year at #1, is now almost 100% certain.
Outstanding performance of the Hyundai i30 up 67% year-on-year to rank #4 with 3,157 sales and 3.3%, potentially due to the arrival of the 2-door and station wagon versions which I have already spotted in the streets of Sydney. This is the i30’best market share in the country since September 2012. Below the Holden Commodore down 2 spots to #5 and the Toyota Camry stable at a shiny 6th place, the VW Golf is up a further two ranks on October to reach an astounding 7th place with 2,069 sales and 2.1%, up 109% year-on-year thanks to the 7th generation of the model now well established in dealerships across the country. This is the Golf’s third best ranking in Australia (it ranked #3 in October 2011 and #4 in June 2011), the 4th time it hits #7 and the first ever time it manages to stay within the 10 most popular cars in the country for 3 months in a row.
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Full November 2013 Top 20 models and Top 12 brands Ranking Tables below.