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In June, new car sales in Australia are down just 0.4% year-on-year on what was an all-time record month for the industry in June 2013, making June 2014 the second biggest month ever in the history of automobile in Australia at 118,309 registrations. June is traditionally the year’s strongest month in Australia as the end of the financial year pushes manufacturers to offer cut-throat prices to boost their sales results. Toyota is down 6% but remains leader at 20,808 sales and 17.6%.
Holden is up a spectacular 18% year-on-year to 12,332 units and 10.4% share, its highest total since June 2011 and the brand’s 10th consecutive month outperforming the market. Hyundai sells more than 10,000 vehicle in a single month in Australia for the first time ever at 10,008 units and 8.5%. Volkswagen is up 20% in 8th place and Kia is back inside the Top 10 at #10 with 3,305 sales and 2.8%.
Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla is the most popular model in the country for the 4th time in a row thanks to 4,648 sales and 3.9% share, the nameplate’s highest monthly results since December 2010 and its best June in 6 years. It is also the strongest monthly score for any model in Australia since the Mazda3 delivered 4,649 units in December 2012. Beating its archenemy the Mazda3 by 589 sales this month, the Corolla now trails the 3 by only 358 units in the year-to-date ranking at 22,166 sales vs. 22,459, both nameplates securing a 4% share of the Australian market.
Boosted by sharp rebates, the Mitsubishi Triton breaks all its records this month: after breaking into the monthly Top 5 for the first time last year and doing so 4 times (in February, May, June and December 2013), it now jumps onto the Australian podium for the very first time at a brilliant third place with 4,124 sales and 3.5% share. Its previous bests were #4 in May 2013, 3,956 sales in June 2013 and 3.1% in December 2013. The Triton even beat the mighty Hilux in the 4×4 pick-up sales charts this month and for the first time ever. In the Top 10, notice also the Ford Ranger up 65% to #6, the Holden Commodore up 47% at #7 and the Nissan Navara up 6 spots on May to #9.
Previous month: Australia May 2014: Jeep Grand Cherokee breaks into Top 10
Full June 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Table below.