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Australia December 2013: Toyota Camry and Mitsubishi Triton up

Mitsubishi Triton Australia December 2013. Picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auThe Mitsubishi Triton hits its highest market share ever in Australia this month.

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 20 best-selling models & Top 47 All-brands! *

* The Full Year 2013 Report is here! *

New car sales in Australia are up 1% year-on-year to 96,756 registrations in December, bringing the final 2013 total to a new record of 1,136,227 units, up 24,000 or 2% on 2012 which was already an all-time high. December figures are always a little biased by end-of-year promotions in Australia and 2013 is no exception. Mazda tried as hard as they could to keep the Mazda3 on top of the annual models sales charts for a third consecutive year and managed to place it in first position for the first time since last August and the 5th time this year with 4,022 sales and 4.2%, but this was insufficient to prevent the Toyota Corolla to be crowned Australia’s best-seller for the first time. Selling 3,704 units in December, the Corolla finishes the year at 43,498 sales vs. 42,082 for the Mazda3. More on this milestone in the Full Year 2013 report.

Toyota Camry Australia December 2013. picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auToyota Camry

In a fantastic third place, its best ranking in one year, the Toyota Camry is the best-selling locally-produced model this month thanks to 3,534 sales and 3.4% vs. 2,547 and 2.6% for the Holden Commodore at #6. The Mitsubishi Triton is the other star of the month: up 5 spots on November, it ranks 5th with 3,021 units and 3.1%, its highest market share in the country so far and 4th time it breaks into the monthly Australian Top 5 this year (and ever) after last February, May and June.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Australia December 2013. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auCan the Jeep Grand Cherokee go any further up? It hits an all-time high #15 this month.

The Nissan Navara at #8 and Holden Colorado at #9 make it 4 utes in the Top 9, while at #10 the Hyundai ix35 manages to break into the monthly Top 10 for only the second time ever after last May and the Jeep Grand Cherokee continues its astounding progression to break into the Top 15 for the very first time at #15 with 1,431 sales and 1.5%, pushing Jeep to #12 brand this month vs. #14 in the Full Year and #15 in 2012. Notice also Fiat up 464% to #18, Alfa Romeo up 215% to #24 and Porsche up 304% to #28.

Previous month: Australia November 2013: Hyundai i30 and VW Golf shine

One year ago: Australia December 2012: Mazda3 and Toyota Camry amaze again

Full December 2013 Top 20 models and Top 47 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Australia December 2013 – models:

PosModelDec%/12Nov2013%Pos2012
1Mazda34,0224.2%-13%242,0823.7%21
2Toyota Corolla3,7053.8%5%143,4983.8%13
3Toyota Camry3,5343.7%-1%624,8602.2%67
4Toyota Hilux3,4743.6%11%339,9313.5%32
5Mitsubishi Triton3,0213.1%153%1024,5122.2%711
6Holden Commodore2,5482.6%16%527,7662.4%54
7Hyundai i302,5472.6%13%430,5822.7%46
8Nissan Navara1,9312.0%-28%1724,1082.1%98
9Holden Colorado1,9032.0%6%1817,2031.5%1517
10Hyundai ix351,7471.8%n/a1619,0981.7%1330
11Ford Ranger1,6411.7%0%821,7521.9%1013
12Mazda CX-51,5741.6%5%1120,1291.8%1117
13VW Golf1,4791.5%121%717,3421.5%1412
14Holden Cruze1,4621.5%-23%924,4212.1%85
15Jeep Grand Cherokee1,4311.5%n/an/a12,9311.1%2543
16Ford Focus1,3981.4%-27%n/a19,1801.7%1210
17Toyota RAV41,3881.4%-22%1416,9831.5%1619
18Toyota Kluger1,3211.4%10%2812,6681.1%n/a23
19Hyundai i201,2371.3%5%1214,1001.2%2222
20Ford Falcon1,2241.3%10%2210,6100.9%n/a21

Australia December 2013 – brands:

PosBrandDec-13%/12Nov2013%Pos2012
1Toyota19,61020.3%-6%1214,63018.9%11
2Holden9,1509.5%1%2112,0599.9%22
3Mazda8,5268.8%-4%4103,1449.1%33
4Hyundai7,7478.0%10%397,0068.5%44
5Ford6,8727.1%-7%587,2367.7%55
6Mitsubishi6,7066.9%3%771,5286.3%77
7Nissan6,5056.7%-22%676,7336.8%66
8Volkswagen4,6754.8%14%854,8924.8%88
9Subaru3,6603.8%32%940,2003.5%99
10Honda2,5102.6%-34%1039,2583.5%1010
11Mercedes2,4582.5%18%1127,5472.4%1213
12Jeep2,2112.3%37%n/a22,1702.0%1415
13Kia2,0032.1%10%1229,7782.6%1111
14Suzuki1,9442.0%-6%n/a22,0751.9%1312
15BMW1,8101.9%20%n/a20,5221.8%1514
16Audi1,3921.4%16%n/a16,0091.4%1616
17Isuzu Ute1,0791.1%51%n/a10,2090.9%1719
18Fiat8520.9%464%n/a5,0880.4%2429
19Renault7690.8%37%n/a7,0160.6%2123
20Land Rover7240.7%17%n/a8,3500.7%1818
21Lexus4690.5%26%n/a6,9200.6%1920
22Volvo Car4040.4%12%n/a5,1740.5%2221
23Great Wall3240.3%-60%n/a6,1050.5%2017
24Alfa Romeo2580.3%215%n/a2,3730.2%2834
25Peugeot2570.3%-12%n/a4,4130.4%2322
26Skoda2410.2%108%n/a3,5550.3%2524
27Chrysler2160.2%-30%n/a2,6760.2%2631
28Porsche1900.2%304%n/a1,9050.2%2930
29Dodge1840.2%50%n/a1,6610.1%3126
30Mini1700.2%-22%n/a2,5350.2%2725
31Opel1380.1%13%n/a1,6100.1%3036
32Ssangyong1150.1%11%n/a1,5070.1%3228
33Jaguar1090.1%70%n/a1,1050.1%3435
34Citroen810.1%-41%n/a1,1800.1%3327
35Chery410.0%28%n/a9030.1%3532
36Proton390.0%-7%n/a6110.1%3633
37Infiniti240.0%167%n/a3040.0%3741
38Bentley160.0%1500%n/a1210.0%4143
39Smart100.0%-64%n/a1260.0%3937
40Maserati80.0%60%n/a1340.0%3838
41Aston Martin60.0%-14%n/a990.0%4240
42Lotus60.0%0%n/a710.0%4342
43Ferrari50.0%-44%n/a1060.0%4039
44McLaren40.0%100%n/a260.0%4546
45Lamborghini30.0%200%n/a470.0%4444
46Morgan20.0%0%n/a150.0%4648
47Rolls-Royce10.0%-67%n/a160.0%4747

Source: FCAI, www.caradvice.com.au

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. It seems that Mitsubishi sales and performance is increasing day by day. With the new release of Mitsubishi Triton review is positive side have motivated the customers towards the product.

  2. What a performance by FIAT Chrysler models, Looks like Jeep will be in top10 in 2014 just with the strength of Grand Cherokee. Wonder how high Jeep will go once the new 2014 Cherokee goes on sale in Australia

  3. There’s no way the huge growth in pickup sales in recent years could have been driven by business alone. It would be interesting to see a breakdown of the figures. I notice the FCAI reported that there was a 37.2 per cent rise in private purchases of light commercial vehicles compared to a year earlier. There are a lot of families using dual cab pick ups as daily transport now. This will only grow with the new generation models released recently such as the Australian-engineered Ranger.

  4. 5 “pickups” in the top 12 might make non-Australians think we are obsessed with trucks. This couldn’t be further from the truth. 80% or more of these vehicles are bought by fleets/companies, or are used for business purposes. Almost nobody buys these vehicles for personal use (i.e. to commute to their office job). If you only looked at private sales, these vehicles wouldn’t even be in the top 30.

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