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Australian May 2009 Sales Results

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Australian May 2009 Sales Results

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
3 June 2009
www.fcai.com.au

There is positive news in the latest vehicle sales figures with increased business purchases providing a much-needed confidence boost to the market.

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 75,439 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in May 2009 – down 14.9 per cent (13,201 vehicles) compared to the same month in 2008.

“The May figures provide a tangible indication that new vehicle sales have stabilised and indeed there are even grounds to suggest we may see signs of improvement in coming months,” FCAI Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said.

Sales to business buyers in May were only down 7.2 per cent on a year ago.

“There is clear evidence that the Federal Government’s business tax break is providing the market with a renewed sense of optimism and confidence,” Mr McKellar said.

“The business tax break is proving extremely effective, providing a much needed boost to vehicle sales and stimulating economic activity,” he said.

“Vehicle brands have been promoting this incentive heavily in recent few months and since the legislation has been passed there has been a perceptible increase in business sales,” he said.

Year-to-date 352,374 new vehicles have been sold, down 19.2 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Toyota continued in the top sales position in May with 15,481 vehicle sales, ahead of Holden with 9,177 and Ford with 8,440.


Top Australian Brands May 2009

Brand - Sales
1. Toyota - 15,481
2. Holden - 9177
3. Ford - 8440
4. Mazda - 6052
5. Hyundai - 5178
6. Nissan - 4582
7. Mitsubishi - 3921
8. Honda - 3189
9. Subaru - 2965
10. Volkswagen - 2612


Top Australian Vehicles May 2009

Vehicle - Sales
1. Holden Commodore - 3683
2. Toyota Hilux - 3180
3. Mazda 3 - 3038
4. Ford Falcon - 2846
5. Toyota Corolla - 2583
6. Hyundai i30 - 1959
7. Nissan Navara - 1946
8. Toyota Yaris - 1655
9. Hyundai Getz - 1429
10. Toyota Camry - 1355

 

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How the hell does a bloody truck come second in sales, and this is not the first time. Are Australians slow to wake up to the fact that these things will become the same sort of stones on the used car market that Four Wheel Drives are becoming?

Compared to its predecessors, the Hilux is huge. I can't believe its sales rate can be attributed to tradesmen and commercial sales only - what's with so many people that they want these things?

Friggin' Toyotas - no matter which one, I hate the bloody things.
 

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lol.... I don't know. Just reporting the results :)

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How the hell does a bloody truck come second in sales, and this is not the first time. Are Australians slow to wake up to the fact that these things will become the same sort of stones on the used car market that Four Wheel Drives are becoming?

Compared to its predecessors, the Hilux is huge. I can't believe its sales rate can be attributed to tradesmen and commercial sales only - what's with so many people that they want these things?

Friggin' Toyotas - no matter which one, I hate the bloody things.

for one the hilux is not a truck its a 4wd ute, now people want these because there large in size and come in 4 door models which is great for family use and work use at the same time, also they look sick when done up as my dad owns one for his work but also it looks great in black with 21" wheels plus toyotas are one of the most reliable cars!!!
 
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