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Australia Light Vehicles Sales Summary. March 2015.

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Australia Light Vehicles sales figures in March had been really positive raising in double-digit. While the podium unchanged, strong sales were reported for Honda and Mercedes, both up 50%. 

In March 2015 according to data released by FCAI, the Federation of Australian Car Manufacturers, total new Light Passengers Vehicles sold in Australia have been 105.054, up 13.6% from the correspondent month last year, the highest Y.o.Y. increase since May 2012.

For a market normally very stable, a double-digit increase represent a strong signal about the market direction and suggest a positive outlook for the remaining part of the year.

Meantime, the first quarter figures was almost positive, with total sales at 77.594 units, up 7.3% from last year

In March Toyota pushed hard on sales actions getting 19.082 new customers with a market share up to 18.2% increasing the gap on the follower.

Behind Mazda figures were fueled by new models and grew 11.0% at 10.217 units with 9.7% of market share.

Third was Hyundai with 8.709 sales (+21.8%) keeping on the shoulder the local producer Holden that sold 8.571 vehicles (-13.0%) with share at 8.2%.

Two brands scored a very significant improvement in March (and in the quarter). The Japanese Honda in 9th place sold 4.042 units, up 53.0%, and the German Mercedes in 10th place, selling 3.482 vehicles (+50.7%).

As far as the car group’s performance, the leader was Toyota with 18.8% of share, ahead of Hyundai-Kia at 11.1% and Mazda at 9.7%.

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Corolla gained terrain with 4.261 sales (+4.3%) followed by the super-rival Mazda3 with 3.558 units (+70.5%) and the Toyota Hilux with 3.346 units (+59.0%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Mar Rank Feb Brand Sales Mar Sales Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 1 Toyota 19.082 48.986 4,4% 3,0% 18,2% 17,6%
2 2 Mazda 10.217 28.280 11,0% 1,8% 9,7% 10,2%
3 3 Hyundai 8.709 23.613 21,8% 0,2% 8,3% 8,5%
4 4 Holden 8.571 24.781 -13,0% -9,6% 8,2% 8,9%
5 6 Nissan 7.138 17.659 18,7% 19,9% 6,8% 6,4%
6 5 Mitsubishi 6.307 16.629 16,1% 16,7% 6,0% 6,0%
7 7 Ford 6.203 16.582 -11,9% -16,9% 5,9% 6,0%
8 8 Volkswagen 5.525 14.811 19,8% 16,9% 5,3% 5,3%
9 10 Honda 4.042 9.646 53,0% 29,7% 3,8% 3,5%
10 9 Subaru 4.002 10.329 5,0% 3,5% 3,8% 3,7%
11 11 Mercedes 3.482 8.820 50,7% 38,2% 3,3% 3,2%
12 12 Kia 2.932 7.875 6,2% 3,1% 2,8% 2,8%
13 13 Jeep 2.920 7.583 33,9% 13,3% 2,8% 2,7%
14 14 BMW 2.310 5.854 13,9% 13,8% 2,2% 2,1%
15 15 Suzuki 1.973 5.072 36,1% 28,0% 1,9% 1,8%
16 17 Audi 1.858 5.482 24,4% 15,3% 1,8% 2,0%
17 16 Isuzu 1.678 4.309 100,2% 53,1% 1,6% 1,6%
18 17 Land Rover 1.020 2.732 23,8% 7,8% 1,0% 1,0%
19 18 Renault 958 2.253 46,3% 37,4% 0,9% 0,8%
20 19 Lexus 674 1.813 18,7% 5,3% 0,6% 0,7%
21 20 Fiat 550 1.555 3,6% 3,5% 0,5% 0,6%
22 21 Skoda 426 1.104 91,9% 52,1% 0,4% 0,4%
23 23 Peugeot 405 1.216 20,2% 20,4% 0,4% 0,4%
24 22 Volvo 335 965 -12,5% -20,8% 0,3% 0,3%
25 24 Porsche 323 915 37,4% 55,1% 0,3% 0,3%

Rank Mar Rank Feb Group Sales Mar Sales Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 1 Toyota 19.756 50.799 4,8% 3,0% 18,8% 18,3%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 11.641 31.488 17,4% 0,9% 11,1% 11,3%
3 3 Mazda 10.217 28.280 11,0% 1,8% 9,7% 10,2%
4 4 GM 8.571 24.781 -14,0% -11,1% 8,2% 8,9%
5 6 Renault-Nissan 8.153 20.054 21,6% 21,8% 7,8% 7,2%
6 5 Volkswagen 8.140 22.342 23,7% 19,0% 7,7% 8,0%
7 7 Mitsubishi 6.307 16.629 16,1% 16,7% 6,0% 6,0%
8 8 Ford 6.203 16.582 -11,9% -16,9% 5,9% 6,0%
9 11 Honda 4.042 9.646 53,0% 29,7% 3,8% 3,5%
10 10 Fuji Heavy Industries 4.002 10.329 5,0% 3,5% 3,8% 3,7%

Rank Mar Rank Feb Model Sales Mar Sales Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 1 Toyota Corolla 4.261 11.672 4,3% 13,0% 4,1% 4,20%
2 2 Mazda3 3.558 11.059 70,5% 4,2% 3,4% 3,98%
3 3 Toyota Hilux 3.346 8.538 59,0% 6,8% 3,2% 3,08%
4 7 Mitsubishi Triton 2.940 5.962 115,8% 45,8% 2,8% 2,15%
5 4 Holden Commodore 2.436 6.737 -17,9% -16,9% 2,3% 2,43%
6 8 Ford Ranger 2.424 6.161 5,4% 27,9% 2,3% 2,22%
7 6 Mazda CX-5 2.344 6.128 21,3% 30,6% 2,2% 2,21%
8 10 Toyota Camry 2.319 5.219 11,2% 31,0% 2,2% 1,88%
9 12 Volkswagen Golf 2.116 5.066 56,0% 7,9% 2,0% 1,82%
10 5 Hyundai i30 2.098 6.316 -9,1% -10,5% 2,0% 2,28%

To know all about this market, you could consider purchasing the just published Australian 2015 Data book:

 

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