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Australia 2005: Commodore & Falcon still dominate but slow down

The Australian market is getting closer and closer to the million with 985,057 registrations this year, up 3% on 2004. The Holden Commodore is the best selling car in Australia for the 10th consecutive year with 66,794 sales and 6.8% (-15%). It ranked #1 10 times and peaked at 8.2% in March. The Ford Falcon is 2nd at 53,080 units and 5.4% (-19%), it was #1 in August at 6.8%, its best share this year.

2005 was the year the Toyota Corolla ranked #1 for the very first time. It did so in September with a best-ever 6.1% share, the first time an imported model was #1 since the Hyundai Excel in June 1998. It finished the year 3rd at 46,415 sales (4.7% and +19%).

The Toyota Camry is down 10% in 4th with 3.7% – it peaked in December at 5% – ahead of the Holden Astra, 5th at 3.5% (+31%) peaking at #3 and 4% in February. The Mazda3 is 6th for its first full year with 3.3% (+48%), it landed in the podium for the first time in January.

The Ford Territory is the only new entrant in the Yearly Top 10 at #9 with 23,454 sales and 2.4%, peaking at a best-ever 2.9% (#7) in December. The Mitsubishi Triton broke into the Top 10 in June and the VW Golf is up 57% at #30. Two significant launches occured in October: Toyota abandoned the Echo nameplate to launch the Yaris, already #11 in November, and Mitsubishi replaced the Magna/Verada by the 380, ranking #12 in November at 2.1 (which will end up being its career best).

Full Year 2005 Top 50 and every monthly Top 20: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Ford Territory

Australia Full Year 2005 Top 50:

Pos Model 2005 % 05/04 2004 % Pos
1 Holden Commodore 66,794 6.8% -15% 78,731 8.2% 1
2 Ford Falcon 53,080 5.4% -19% 65,182 6.8% 2
3 Toyota Corolla 46,415 4.7% 19% 39,053 4.1% 4
4 Toyota Camry 36,492 3.7% -10% 40,356 4.2% 3
5 Holden Astra 34,218 3.5% 31% 26,202 2.7% 6
6 Mazda3 32,570 3.3% 48% 22,046 2.3% 9
7 Toyota Hilux 31,369 3.2% 12% 28,077 2.9% 5
8 Holden Rodeo 24,582 2.5% 2% 24,025 2.5% 7
9 Ford Territory 23,454 2.4% 73% 13,583 1.4% 18
10 Holden Commodore Ute 20,202 2.1% -13% 23,311 2.4% 8
11 Ford Falcon Ute 18,384 1.9% -10% 20,325 2.1% 10
12 Nissan Pulsar 17,643 1.8% -10% 19,531 2.0% 11
13 Honda Accord 17,579 1.8% 40% 12,564 1.3% 23
14 Hyundai Getz 16,455 1.7% 4% 15,832 1.7% 15
15 Toyota Prado 15,335 1.6% -8% 16,758 1.8% 13
16 Mazda6 14,783 1.5% 22% 12,075 1.3% 24
17 Toyota Echo 14,686 1.5% -18% 17,879 1.9% 12
18 Mitsubishi Lancer 13,641 1.4% 0% 13,685 1.4% 17
19 Hyundai Elantra 13,287 1.3% 2% 13,087 1.4% 20
20 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 12,469 1.3% -22% 15,968 1.7% 14
21 Subaru Forester 12,320 1.3% 4% 11,852 1.2% 25
22 Nissan X-Trail 12,072 1.2% -7% 13,050 1.4% 21
23 Toyota Land Cruiser 12,017 1.2% -14% 13,917 1.5% 16
24 Toyota RAV4 11,881 1.2% -10% 13,220 1.4% 19
25 Ford Focus 10,728 1.1% -15% 12,565 1.3% 22
26 Subaru Impreza 9,939 1.0% 22% 8,156 0.9% 30
27 Nissan Navara 9,857 1.0% -10% 10,961 1.1% 26
28 Holden Barina 9,675 1.0% 32% 7,349 0.8% 33
29 Mitsubishi Triton 9,619 1.0% 41% 6,808 0.7% 37
30 Volkswagen Golf 9,311 0.9% 57% 5,920 0.6% 41
31 Honda CR-V 8,844 0.9% 1% 8,773 0.9% 29
32 Nissan Patrol Wagon 8,354 0.8% -9% 9,132 1.0% 28
33 Suzuki Swift 8,052 0.8% new 0 0.0% n/a
34 Honda Jazz 7,914 0.8% 8% 7,360 0.8% 32
35 Ford Courier 7,775 0.8% 10% 7,077 0.7% 34
36 Subaru Liberty 7,681 0.8% 10% 6,953 0.7% 36
37 Kia Rio 7,348 0.7% -20% 9,196 1.0% 27
38 Honda Civic 7,331 0.7% 70% 4,324 0.5% 52
39 Toyota Kluger 7,160 0.7% -6% 7,655 0.8% 31
40 BMW 3-Series 6,835 0.7% 23% 5,559 0.6% 44
41 Hyundai Accent 6,582 0.7% 8% 6,100 0.6% 40
42 Mitsubishi Pajero 6,480 0.7% -7% 6,984 0.7% 35
43 Toyota Land Cruiser PU 6,464 0.7% -5% 6,773 0.7% 38
44 Subaru Outback 6,104 0.6% -8% 6,658 0.7% 39
45 Mazda B-Series 6,102 0.6% 8% 5,676 0.6% 42
46 Toyota Hiace Van 6,050 0.6% 25% 4,821 0.5% 49
47 Mazda2 5,659 0.6% 12% 5,036 0.5% 48
48 Ford Fiesta 5,203 0.5% 32% 3,930 0.4% 54
49 Kia Cerato 5,052 0.5% 166% 1,900 0.2% n/a
50 Mercedes Benz C-Class 4,749 0.5% 6% 4,475 0.5% 51

January 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Jan-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 4,225 6.1%
2 Ford Falcon 3,514 5.1%
3 Mazda3 2,781 4.0%
4 Toyota Camry 2,733 3.9%
5 Toyota Corolla 2,593 3.7%
6 Holden Astra 2,580 3.7%
7 Holden Rodeo 1,874 2.7%
8 Holden Commodore Ute 1,695 2.4%
9 Toyota Echo 1,585 2.3%
10 Toyota Hilux 1,518 2.2%
11 Nissan Pulsar 1,474 2.1%
12 Honda Accord 1,473 2.1%
13 Ford Territory 1,468 2.1%
14 Mazda6 1,324 1.9%
15 Hyundai Getz 1,175 1.7%
16 Ford Focus 1,122 1.6%
17 Ford Falcon Ute 1,113 1.6%
18 Toyota Prado 1,105 1.6%
19 Subaru Forester 1,065 1.5%
20 Nissan X-Trail 1,062 1.5%

February 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Feb-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 5,890 7.3%
2 Ford Falcon 4,650 5.7%
3 Holden Astra 3,235 4.0%
4 Toyota Camry 3,183 3.9%
5 Mazda3 3,027 3.7%
6 Toyota Corolla 2,691 3.3%
7 Holden Rodeo 2,103 2.6%
8 Ford Territory 2,072 2.6%
9 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 1,782 2.2%
10 Toyota Echo 1,687 2.1%
11 Toyota Hilux 1,687 2.1%
12 Holden Commodore Ute 1,617 2.0%
13 Hyundai Getz 1,600 2.0%
14 Ford Falcon Ute 1,538 1.9%
15 Toyota Prado 1,422 1.8%
16 Nissan Pulsar 1,420 1.8%
17 Honda Accord 1,396 1.7%
18 Mazda6 1,376 1.7%
19 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,218 1.5%
20 Toyota RAV4 1,069 1.3%

March 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Mar-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 7,052 8.2%
2 Ford Falcon 5,026 5.8%
3 Toyota Corolla 3,482 4.0%
4 Holden Astra 2,923 3.4%
5 Toyota Camry 2,884 3.3%
6 Mazda3 2,622 3.0%
7 Holden Rodeo 2,446 2.8%
8 Ford Territory 2,275 2.6%
9 Ford Falcon Ute 1,762 2.0%
10 Nissan Pulsar 1,672 1.9%
11 Toyota Prado 1,561 1.8%
12 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,547 1.8%
13 Toyota Echo 1,533 1.8%
14 Toyota Hilux 1,529 1.8%
15 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 1,523 1.8%
16 Nissan X-Trail 1,400 1.6%
17 Holden Commodore Ute 1,389 1.6%
18 Hyundai Getz 1,321 1.5%
19 Mazda6 1,287 1.5%
20 Hyundai Elantra 1,242 1.4%

April 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Apr-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 5,773 7.6%
2 Ford Falcon 4,174 5.5%
3 Toyota Corolla 3,279 4.3%
4 Holden Astra 2,939 3.9%
5 Toyota Camry 2,499 3.3%
6 Mazda3 2,390 3.1%
7 Holden Rodeo 2,278 3.0%
8 Toyota Hilux 2,220 2.9%
9 Ford Territory 2,093 2.7%
10 Honda Accord 1,700 2.2%
11 Ford Falcon Ute 1,382 1.8%
12 Toyota Echo 1,378 1.8%
13 Nissan Pulsar 1,354 1.8%
14 Toyota Prado 1,345 1.8%
15 Holden Commodore Ute 1,319 1.7%
16 Hyundai Getz 1,261 1.7%
17 Mazda6 1,176 1.5%
18 Hyundai Elantra 1,149 1.5%
19 Toyota Land Cruiser 987 1.3%
20 Mitsubishi Lancer 983 1.3%

May 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model May-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 6,451 8.0%
2 Ford Falcon 4,530 5.6%
3 Toyota Corolla 3,804 4.7%
4 Holden Astra 3,009 3.7%
5 Toyota Camry 2,738 3.4%
6 Toyota Hilux 2,661 3.3%
7 Mazda3 2,521 3.1%
8 Holden Rodeo 2,257 2.8%
9 Ford Territory 2,154 2.7%
10 Holden Commodore Ute 1,591 2.0%
11 Ford Falcon Ute 1,572 2.0%
12 Nissan Pulsar 1,532 1.9%
13 Toyota Echo 1,499 1.9%
14 Hyundai Getz 1,473 1.8%
15 Honda Accord 1,418 1.8%
16 Toyota Prado 1,335 1.7%
17 Mazda6 1,328 1.6%
18 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,311 1.6%
19 Mitsubishi Triton 1,205 1.5%
20 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 1,071 1.3%

June 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Jun-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 6,837 6.7%
2 Ford Falcon 5,433 5.3%
3 Toyota Corolla 5,221 5.1%
4 Toyota Camry 4,004 3.9%
5 Toyota Hilux 3,770 3.7%
6 Holden Astra 3,279 3.2%
7 Mazda3 3,099 3.0%
8 Holden Rodeo 2,744 2.7%
9 Ford Territory 2,537 2.5%
10 Mitsubishi Triton 2,322 2.3%
11 Hyundai Getz 2,272 2.2%
12 Ford Falcon Ute 2,065 2.0%
13 Holden Commodore Ute 1,923 1.9%
14 Honda Accord 1,887 1.9%
15 Nissan Pulsar 1,690 1.7%
16 Subaru Forester 1,688 1.7%
17 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,642 1.6%
18 Toyota Echo 1,635 1.6%
19 Toyota Prado 1,568 1.5%
20 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 1,487 1.5%

July 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Jul-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 5,445 7.0%
2 Toyota Corolla 4,038 5.2%
3 Ford Falcon 3,784 4.9%
4 Holden Astra 2,868 3.7%
5 Mazda3 2,825 3.6%
6 Toyota Camry 2,822 3.6%
7 Toyota Hilux 2,647 3.4%
8 Holden Rodeo 2,014 2.6%
9 Honda Accord 1,729 2.2%
10 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 1,710 2.2%
11 Holden Commodore Ute 1,658 2.1%
12 Ford Territory 1,641 2.1%
13 Toyota Echo 1,391 1.8%
14 Ford Falcon Ute 1,283 1.6%
15 Nissan Pulsar 1,275 1.6%
16 Hyundai Getz 1,260 1.6%
17 Toyota Prado 1,053 1.4%
18 Mazda6 1,038 1.3%
19 Toyota RAV4 1,000 1.3%
20 Honda CR-V 948 1.2%

August 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Aug-05 %
1 Ford Falcon 5,826 6.8%
2 Holden Commodore 5,618 6.5%
3 Toyota Corolla 4,783 5.6%
4 Holden Astra 3,359 3.9%
5 Toyota Camry 2,982 3.5%
6 Toyota Hilux 2,954 3.4%
7 Mazda3 2,074 2.4%
8 Holden Rodeo 2,058 2.4%
9 Holden Commodore Ute 1,967 2.3%
10 Ford Falcon Ute 1,823 2.1%
11 Ford Territory 1,735 2.0%
12 Honda Accord 1,479 1.7%
13 Toyota Echo 1,455 1.7%
14 Hyundai Getz 1,351 1.6%
15 Mitsubishi Magna/Verada 1,351 1.6%
16 Nissan Pulsar 1,336 1.6%
17 Mazda6 1,324 1.5%
18 Hyundai Elantra 1,185 1.4%
19 Toyota Prado 1,131 1.3%
20 Subaru Forester 1,045 1.2%

September 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Sep-05 %
1 Toyota Corolla 4,950 6.1%
2 Holden Commodore 4,851 6.0%
3 Ford Falcon 3,900 4.8%
4 Toyota Hilux 3,402 4.2%
5 Toyota Camry 3,357 4.2%
6 Holden Astra 3,056 3.8%
7 Mazda3 2,596 3.2%
8 Holden Rodeo 1,927 2.4%
9 Holden Commodore Ute 1,826 2.3%
10 Nissan Pulsar 1,671 2.1%
11 Ford Territory 1,634 2.0%
12 Hyundai Getz 1,605 2.0%
13 Ford Falcon Ute 1,399 1.7%
14 Hyundai Elantra 1,306 1.6%
15 Ford Focus 1,297 1.6%
16 Honda Accord 1,295 1.6%
17 Toyota Prado 1,238 1.5%
18 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,125 1.4%
19 Nissan X-Trail 1,122 1.4%
20 Toyota RAV4 1,116 1.4%

October 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Oct-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 4,906 6.7%
2 Toyota Corolla 3,988 5.5%
3 Ford Falcon 3,642 5.0%
4 Mazda3 3,142 4.3%
5 Holden Astra 2,867 3.9%
6 Toyota Hilux 2,619 3.6%
7 Toyota Camry 2,519 3.4%
8 Holden Rodeo 1,719 2.4%
9 Holden Commodore Ute 1,543 2.1%
10 Ford Territory 1,418 1.9%
11 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,383 1.9%
12 Ford Falcon Ute 1,351 1.8%
13 Mazda6 1,231 1.7%
14 Honda Accord 1,103 1.5%
15 Nissan Pulsar 1,030 1.4%
16 Ford Focus 1,021 1.4%
17 Subaru Forester 999 1.4%
18 Toyota Land Cruiser 993 1.4%
19 Hyundai Getz 968 1.3%
20 Mitsubishi 380 951 1.3%

November 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Nov-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 5,276 6.6%
2 Ford Falcon 5,064 6.3%
3 Toyota Corolla 4,002 5.0%
4 Toyota Hilux 3,207 4.0%
5 Toyota Camry 2,949 3.7%
6 Mazda3 2,772 3.4%
7 Holden Astra 2,473 3.1%
8 Ford Territory 2,224 2.8%
9 Holden Commodore Ute 1,916 2.4%
10 Holden Rodeo 1,756 2.2%
11 Toyota Yaris 1,733 2.2%
12 Mitsubishi 380 1,650 2.1%
13 Ford Falcon Ute 1,423 1.8%
14 Nissan Pulsar 1,388 1.7%
15 Honda Accord 1,276 1.6%
16 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,231 1.5%
17 Mazda6 1,192 1.5%
18 Hyundai Getz 1,131 1.4%
19 Hyundai Elantra 1,121 1.4%
20 Toyota Prado 1,089 1.4%

December 2005 Top 20:

Pos Model Dec-05 %
1 Holden Commodore 4,470 5.9%
2 Toyota Camry 3,822 5.0%
3 Toyota Corolla 3,584 4.7%
4 Ford Falcon 3,537 4.6%
5 Toyota Hilux 3,155 4.1%
6 Mazda3 2,721 3.6%
7 Ford Territory 2,203 2.9%
8 Nissan Pulsar 1,801 2.4%
9 Holden Commodore Ute 1,758 2.3%
10 Ford Falcon Ute 1,673 2.2%
11 Holden Astra 1,630 2.1%
12 Toyota Prado 1,611 2.1%
13 Honda Accord 1,603 2.1%
14 Toyota Yaris 1,463 1.9%
15 Hyundai Elantra 1,453 1.9%
16 Holden Rodeo 1,406 1.8%
17 Mazda6 1,077 1.4%
18 Holden Barina 1,056 1.4%
19 Hyundai Getz 1,038 1.4%
20 Ford Focus 999 1.3%

Source: VFACTS

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