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Australia July 2014: Corolla edges past Mazda3 year-to-date

Toyota Corolla Australia July 2014. Picture courtesy of Toyota Corolla reclaims the #1 spot it held over the Full Year 2013.

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The Australian new car market seems to be stuck this year – at record levels, mind you – with registrations down 0.4% to 89,867 units in July, bringing the year-to-date total to 649,818 sales, down 2% on 2013. Thanks to a 5th consecutive month atop the models sales charts (3,800 sales and 4.2% share), the Toyota Corolla edges past the Mazda3 in the year-to-date ranking, reclaiming the pole position it held over the Full Year 2013. It’s going to be another extremely tight race for the top spot this year, with only 21 units (25,966 vs. 25,945) separating the Corolla from the Mazda3, helped by an astounding start of the year. The Toyota Hilux (+6%), Holden Commodore (-13%), Hyundai i30 (+6%) and Ford Ranger (+14%) follow, exactly like year-to-date.

Mazda CX-5 AustraliaJuly 2014. Picture courtesy of Mazda CX-5 is the only SUV inside the Top 10 this month in Australia.

The Mazda CX-5 confirms its status of most popular SUV in Australia by reaching a best-ever 7th place thanks to 1,895 sales and 2.1% share (+16%), a ranking it also hit last January. The Holden Cruze (#9) and Colorado (#10) make it 3 Holdens inside the Top 10 for the first time in years, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers its 2nd best-ever monthly ranking in the country at #11 and 1,409 sales (+18%) below the #10 spot it reached last May. Finally, notice the all-new Nissan Qashqai already making itself noticed with 604 sales.

Mercedes A Class Australia July 2014. Picture courtesy of sales are up 29% year-on-year in Australia in July.

Brand-wise, Toyota (-5%) and Holden (-11%) lead but drop while Hyundai (+4%) maintains itself in third position above Mazda (-6%) and Volkswagen gains 8% year-on-year in 8th place. Outside the Top 10, there are some very impressive gains indeed: Mercedes is up 29% to #11, Jeep up 35% to #13, Audi up 16% to #15, Isuzu up 59% to #16, Renault up 37% to #19, Fiat up 26% to #20 and Porsche up 68% to #26.

Previous month: Australia June 2014: Toyota Corolla #1, Mitsubishi Triton breaks records

One year ago: Australia July 2013: Holden Commodore at highest in 16 months

Full July 2014 Top 15 models and Top 46 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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