The Toyota Camry, the leader a year after
car sales Australia fell back slightly in December to 0.9% compared to the same month of the previous year, placing 98.763 units. In the annual total has reached a new record of registrations with 1.178.133 units sold (+2,0%)
The Toyota Camry has surprised the usual dominators of the ranking and has conquered the first position, something that has only been achieved twice in the last 21 years. The previous time that it did it was exactly a year ago, in December of 2015. The japanese brand continues with its policy of large discounts for this model in preparing for the transition to the new generation.
“it Is fair to say that we are selling more now than they normally sell in Australia, we are offering aggressively at this time to comply with the commitments of manufacture”, confessed to Tony Cramb, executive director of sales and marketing of Toyota Australia.
Mazda is the only brand of the Top 5 grows in December
The new generation of the Camry will arrive in a few months, with a big difference: you Will no longer be manufactured in the factory australian Altona and is imported directly from Japan. Cramb also acknowledge that they expect for this reason the new Camry sold less than the current one. “we Were receiving a particular treatment of various government authorities and some large australian companies that were giving us preferential treatment as a local manufacturer. We will continue selling the new Camry to the fleet and to the governmental market, but obviously the purchasing policies will change when you are no longer to be considered as a local manufacturer”, he explained.
In the ranking, behind the Camry have accommodated two pick-up. This is the Toyota Hilux, who has signed a year-impressive in this market, and the Ford Ranger. For his part, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla continue fighting your particular battle, this time with victory for the mark of Hiroshima.
Among the manufacturers, Toyota maintained its leadership position with a lot difference about the rest. Only one of the five brands in the Top 5 has managed to improve its results in comparison with December of last year, Mazda (+1%). The other four are receding, being the most notable cases of Holden (-15%) and Mitsubishi (-10%).
Sales by model
The most cars sold in Australia are:
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Sales by brand
The results of the manufacturers are:
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