Australia: car market reacted to Ford shocking quit announcement with June record sales.

Accordingly with the Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, in June the Australian light passenger vehicles market posted 118.758 sales, up 8% from last year, with the first half 2013 ended at 568.971 sales, up 5.2% from last year.

Sales of new vehicles in June posted a record high pushed by strong dealer’s rebates at the end of the financial year, while demand stayed strong in the sports utility and commercial vehicles segments.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Toyota performance in June with aligned with the entire first half, with 22.160 cars registered and a share of 18.7%, down 1.4 points from the previous month. First half 2013 sales were 106.110 with share at 18.6%, a level below 2012 performance. Corolla was leader in the first half, while Hilux was leader in June as in May.

Holden kept the 2nd place selling 10.483 units with a share flat at 8.8%. First half it was third with 51.547 units, only 800 below the second place with the opportunity to keep Mazda in the next two months.

Hyundai advanced in 3rd place with 9.914 units and a share of 8.3%, down 0.2 from the previous month. First half it was 4th with 47.979 sales and a share of 8.4%. The best-selling model was the i30, stable in 4th position.

Ford was 4th with 9.687 units and a share of 8.2%, up 0.5 points from the previous month. In first half it was 5th with 44.504 sales and a share of 7.8%. The Ranger was stable in 10th and Focus in 14th.

Mazda was 5th, down 2 spots, selling 9.567 units with a share of 8.1%, down 0.5 points from the previous month. Mazda was second in the first half with 52.287 sales and a share of 9.2%. Mazda3 was stable in third although in June the third generation was officially presented worldwide.

Mitsubishi kept its momentum and was 6th with 9.257 sales and a share of 7.8%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month, the best share in last five years. First half 2013, Mitsubishi was 7th with 37.329 sales and 6.5% of market share. The top model was the Triton in 5th.

Nissan recovered and was 7th with 9.165 sales and a share of 7.7%, up 1.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date it was 6th, losing one place from May, as Ford outpaced it. Sales were 44.065 with a share of 7.7%. The top model was Navarra, climbed in 7th place.

Volkswagen was 8th, selling 5.520 units with a share dropped at 4.6%, down 1.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 27.954 with a share of 4.9%. Top model was again Golf, dropped in 19th.

Honda was 9th, selling 5.061 units with a share of 4.3%, up 0.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 23.429 with a share of 4.1%. The Top model CRV climbed in 17th from 25th.

Subaru was 10th with 4.119 units and a share of 3.5%, down 0.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 20.713 with a share of 3.7%.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands ranked by year-to-date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

Jun

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

May 2013

Jun 2013

Ytd   2013

1

Toyota

22.160

106.110

20,9%

19,6%

20,5%

17,6%

20,1%

18,7%

18,6%

2

Mazda

9.567

52.287

9,1%

9,5%

9,0%

9,8%

8,6%

8,1%

9,2%

3

Holden

10.483

51.547

9,7%

10,8%

10,2%

9,1%

8,8%

8,8%

9,0%

4

Hyundai

9.914

47.979

8,4%

8,6%

8,0%

8,3%

8,5%

8,3%

8,4%

5

Ford

9.687

44.504

8,3%

8,3%

8,5%

7,6%

7,7%

8,2%

7,8%

6

Nissan

9.165

44.065

7,1%

7,0%

7,6%

8,7%

6,3%

7,7%

7,7%

7

Mitsubishi

9.257

37.329

5,5%

4,9%

5,0%

5,7%

7,4%

7,8%

6,5%

8

Volkswagen

5.520

27.954

5,3%

5,6%

5,1%

4,5%

5,9%

4,6%

4,9%

9

Honda

5.061

23.429

3,5%

3,4%

3,6%

4,2%

3,8%

4,3%

4,1%

10

Subaru

4.119

20.713

3,9%

3,5%

3,3%

3,8%

3,8%

3,5%

3,6%

11

Kia

3.131

15.270

3,1%

2,8%

2,5%

2,6%

2,9%

2,6%

2,7%

12

Mercedes

2.811

13.124

2,1%

2,1%

2,1%

2,3%

2,5%

2,4%

2,3%

13

Suzuki

2.233

11.686

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

2,1%

2,0%

1,9%

2,0%

15

BMW

2.134

9.989

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

1,7%

16

Jeep

1.920

9.921

1,5%

1,8%

1,7%

1,9%

1,4%

1,6%

1,7%

17

Audi

1.505

8.151

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

1,3%

1,4%

18

Isuzu

1.052

4.973

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

19

Land Rover

852

4.386

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

20

Great Wall

727

3.841

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

21

Lexus

651

3.329

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

22

Renault

605

2.873

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

23

Peugeot

708

2.679

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

24

Volvo

586

2.663

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

25

Skoda

397

1.758

0,4%

0,4%

0,2%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

26

Fiat

426

1.533

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

Toyota Hilux was again in the throne as number 1 with 4.931 sales, and a share of 4.2%, up 0.3 points from the previous month.

Toyota Corolla was second in the month with 4.196 units and was first in the half with 20.970 units and 3.7% of share.

Mazda3 was 3rd in both the ranking, a wonderful performance considering the arrival of the next generation.

Hyundai I30 advanced in 4th place, followed by Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Camry.

Remarkable Nissan Navarra jump from 15th to 7th as the Nissan Pulsar progress from 18th to 9th. Strong sales also on Nissan Dualis, grew from 23rd to 15th.

In the table below, the top 20 models, ranked by last month position:

Rank Jun

Rank May

Rank 2012

Model

Jun

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

May 2013

Jun 2013

YTD 2013

1

1

2

Toyota Hilux

4.931

20.721

4,4%

4,3%

3,3%

3,4%

3,9%

4,2%

3,7%

2

2

3

Toyota Corolla

4.196

20.970

3,4%

3,3%

3,7%

3,6%

3,9%

3,5%

3,7%

3

3

1

Mazda 3

3.672

20.077

3,6%

3,9%

4,0%

3,9%

3,2%

3,1%

3,5%

4

5

6

Hyundai i30

3.664

14.982

2,6%

2,7%

2,4%

2,5%

2,7%

3,1%

2,6%

5

4

14

Mitsubishi Triton

3.456

13.054

2,0%

1,4%

1,3%

2,0%

2,8%

2,9%

2,3%

6

7

7

Toyota Camry

2.652

10.135

2,0%

2,3%

3,5%

1,5%

2,0%

2,2%

1,8%

7

15

8

Nissan Navara

2.641

13.723

2,5%

2,2%

2,4%

2,8%

1,6%

2,2%

2,4%

8

6

5

Holden Cruze

2.378

12.503

2,9%

2,4%

2,2%

2,1%

2,3%

2,0%

2,2%

9

18

217

Nissan Pulsar

2.323

8.021

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,2%

1,5%

2,0%

1,4%

10

10

11

Ford Ranger

2.305

10.563

1,6%

1,9%

2,1%

1,8%

1,8%

1,9%

1,9%

11

9

32

Hyundai ix35

2.225

9.620

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

1,6%

1,9%

1,9%

1,7%

12

12

4

Holden Commodore

2.144

10.301

2,7%

2,7%

2,5%

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

13

8

17

Mazda CX-5

2.036

10.093

1,8%

1,8%

1,5%

1,8%

1,9%

1,7%

1,8%

14

14

10

Ford Focus

2.020

10.413

1,5%

1,5%

1,9%

1,9%

1,6%

1,7%

1,8%

15

23

24

Nissan Dualis

1.766

7.510

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

16

11

43

Mitsubishi Outlander

1.652

5.441

0,6%

0,6%

1,0%

0,7%

1,7%

1,4%

1,0%

17

17

20

Toyota RAV4

1.590

7.639

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

18

25

28

Honda CR-V

1.579

7.462

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

19

13

13

Volkswagen Golf

1.575

7.580

1,7%

1,7%

1,4%

1,1%

1,7%

1,3%

1,3%

20

26

19

Ford Territory

1.574

7.509

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

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