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Australia 2007: Commodore resists new Corolla assault

2007 is the very first year Australians purchased more than 1 million cars annually: with 1,049,982 registrations the market is up 9% over 2006.

The Holden Commodore is the best selling car in Australia for the 12th year in a row in spite of the arrival of the new generation Toyota Corolla, which launched in June and immediately grabbed the #1 spot with 5.6% share. The Commodore stuck it out however, reclaiming the top spot every month until December. All in all, the Commodore was #1 9 times this year and finishes at 57,307 sales and 5.5% share (peaking at 6.6% in February) vs. 3 times for the Corolla and a total of 47,792 sales and 4.6%.

The Toyota Hilux climbs onto the podium for the first time with 42,009 sales (4%), up a solid 14%, and peaking at #2 and 4.5% in March. The Mazda3 gains 1 spot in 4th with 34,394 units (+6%), ahead of a Ford Falcon dropping 2 spots at 33,941 sales (-20%).

2007 highlights include the best-ever 4th place of the Toyota Yaris in April (#6 in full year at +6%), the spectacular arrival of the Toyota Aurion in the Full Year Top 10 at #8 with 22,036 sales and 2.1% (peaking at 2.5% in June), and the new generation Mitsubishi Lancer, already 9th in November one month after its launch.

More commentaries, Full Year 2007 Top 50 and every month’s Top 20: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Toyota Aurion

The Nissan Navara delivers its best year ever in Australia at #11 with 19,076 sales and 1.8% (+30%). It broke into the Top 10 for the first time in January at #8 and stayed there for 3 months, peaking at 2.9% in February. Other ute shining in 2007, the Mitsubishi Triton broke into the Top 10 for the first time in June at #10 (2.3%) to finish the year at #19 (+36%).

Honda had an excellent year with the Civic at +30% (#14), the CR-V at +26% (#24) and the Jazz at +24% (#29).

Australia Full Year 2007 Top 50:

Pos Model 2007 % 07/06 2006 % Pos
1 Holden Commodore 57,307 5.5% 1% 56,531 5.9% 1
2 Toyota Corolla 47,792 4.6% 3% 46,246 4.8% 2
3 Toyota Hilux 42,009 4.0% 14% 36,894 3.8% 4
4 Mazda3 34,394 3.3% 6% 32,432 3.4% 5
5 Ford Falcon 33,941 3.2% -20% 42,390 4.4% 3
6 Toyota Yaris 29,663 2.8% 6% 27,990 2.9% 7
7 Toyota Camry 26,342 2.5% -13% 30,262 3.1% 6
8 Toyota Aurion 22,036 2.1% 617% 3,072 0.3% 61
9 Hyundai Getz 21,166 2.0% 2% 20,853 2.2% 8
10 Holden Astra 19,364 1.8% -6% 20,588 2.1% 9
11 Nissan Navara 19,076 1.8% 30% 14,671 1.5% 17
12 Holden Rodeo 18,406 1.8% 0% 18,446 1.9% 10
13 Mitsubishi Lancer 17,744 1.7% 14% 15,633 1.6% 15
14 Honda Civic 17,643 1.7% 30% 13,536 1.4% 20
15 Ford Territory 17,290 1.6% -6% 18,364 1.9% 11
16 Ford Focus 17,163 1.6% -2% 17,483 1.8% 12
17 Honda Accord 15,498 1.5% -7% 16,715 1.7% 13
18 Toyota RAV4 14,507 1.4% -2% 14,834 1.5% 16
19 Mitsubishi Triton 14,442 1.4% 36% 10,627 1.1% 29
20 Toyota Prado 13,838 1.3% 3% 13,374 1.4% 21
21 Ford Falcon Ute 13,758 1.3% -13% 15,858 1.6% 14
22 Nissan Tiida 13,756 1.3% 25% 11,014 1.1% 27
23 Suzuki Swift 13,283 1.3% 31% 10,131 1.1% 31
24 Honda CR-V 12,642 1.2% 26% 10,069 1.0% 32
25 Holden Barina 12,593 1.2% -8% 13,635 1.4% 19
26 Subaru Forester 12,554 1.2% -4% 13,010 1.4% 22
27 Nissan X-Trail 12,444 1.2% 10% 11,331 1.2% 26
28 Mazda6 12,397 1.2% -3% 12,826 1.3% 23
29 Honda Jazz 11,663 1.1% 24% 9,441 1.0% 34
30 Holden Commodore Ute 11,518 1.1% -18% 14,072 1.5% 18
31 Ford Ranger 11,516 1.1% new 105 0.0% n/a
32 Volkswagen Golf 11,029 1.1% 14% 9,643 1.0% 33
33 Mitsubishi 380 10,942 1.0% -12% 12,426 1.3% 24
34 Subaru Impreza 10,853 1.0% 6% 10,276 1.1% 30
35 Holden Captiva 10,436 1.0% 477% 1,810 0.2% 85
36 Mazda BT-50 9,953 0.9% new 359 0.0% n/a
37 Kia Rio 9,315 0.9% 26% 7,413 0.8% 38
38 Mazda2 9,256 0.9% 62% 5,708 0.6% 45
39 BMW 3-Series 8,816 0.8% 22% 7,247 0.8% 39
40 Toyota Land Cruiser 8,235 0.8% -23% 10,653 1.1% 28
41 Toyota Kluger 7,886 0.8% 59% 4,973 0.5% 47
42 Hyundai Elantra 7,785 0.7% 4% 7,469 0.8% 37
43 Toyota Hiace Van 7,672 0.7% -9% 8,465 0.9% 35
44 Subaru Liberty 7,625 0.7% -2% 7,797 0.8% 36
45 Holden Viva 7,400 0.7% -36% 11,487 1.2% 25
46 Mitsubishi Outlander 7,333 0.7% 64% 4,473 0.5% 52
47 Mitsubishi Pajero 7,031 0.7% 56% 4,496 0.5% 51
48 Mazda CX-7 6,832 0.7% 821% 742 0.1% 110
49 Hyundai Tucson 6,523 0.6% 44% 4,536 0.5% 50
50 Subaru Outback 6,155 0.6% -3% 6,344 0.7% 43

January 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Jan %
1 Toyota Corolla 3,485 4.5%
2 Holden Commodore 3,474 4.5%
3 Mazda3 3,347 4.4%
4 Toyota Hilux 2,781 3.6%
5 Toyota Yaris 2,498 3.2%
6 Holden Astra 2,351 3.1%
7 Ford Falcon 1,974 2.6%
8 Nissan Navara 1,874 2.4%
9 Ford Focus 1,665 2.2%
10 Honda Accord 1,644 2.1%
11 Holden Barina 1,563 2.0%
12 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,527 2.0%
13 Honda Civic 1,519 2.0%
14 Toyota Camry 1,347 1.8%
15 Ford Territory 1,343 1.7%
16 Honda Jazz 1,261 1.6%
17 Holden Rodeo 1,259 1.6%
18 Toyota Prado 1,225 1.6%
19 Toyota RAV4 1,154 1.5%
20 Nissan Tiida 1,139 1.5%

February 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Feb %
1 Holden Commodore 5,544 6.6%
2 Toyota Corolla 3,591 4.3%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,141 3.8%
4 Ford Falcon 3,086 3.7%
5 Mazda3 3,014 3.6%
6 Toyota Camry 2,532 3.0%
7 Toyota Yaris 2,512 3.0%
8 Nissan Navara 2,465 2.9%
9 Holden Astra 1,884 2.2%
10 Toyota Aurion 1,817 2.2%
11 Honda Civic 1,641 2.0%
12 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,590 1.9%
13 Hyundai Getz 1,510 1.8%
14 Ford Territory 1,463 1.7%
15 Holden Rodeo 1,372 1.6%
16 Toyota Prado 1,308 1.6%
17 Ford Falcon Ute 1,285 1.5%
18 Suzuki Swift 1,260 1.5%
19 Nissan Tiida 1,246 1.5%
20 Ford Focus 1,197 1.4%

March 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model March %
1 Holden Commodore 5,752 6.3%
2 Toyota Hilux 4,104 4.5%
3 Toyota Corolla 4,029 4.4%
4 Ford Falcon 3,249 3.6%
5 Mazda3 3,182 3.5%
6 Toyota Yaris 2,702 3.0%
7 Toyota Camry 2,574 2.8%
8 Nissan Navara 2,322 2.5%
9 Toyota Aurion 2,037 2.2%
10 Holden Astra 1,951 2.1%
11 Hyundai Getz 1,895 2.1%
12 Honda Accord 1,775 1.9%
13 Honda Civic 1,685 1.8%
14 Holden Rodeo 1,661 1.8%
15 Ford Focus 1,595 1.7%
16 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,575 1.7%
17 Nissan Tiida 1,527 1.7%
18 Honda CR-V 1,454 1.6%
19 Toyota RAV4 1,406 1.5%
20 Ford Territory 1,383 1.5%

April 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model April %
1 Holden Commodore 4,724 6.2%
2 Toyota Hilux 2,999 4.0%
3 Mazda3 2,438 3.2%
4 Toyota Yaris 2,325 3.1%
5 Ford Falcon 2,255 3.0%
6 Toyota Corolla 2,202 2.9%
7 Toyota Camry 1,975 2.6%
8 Toyota Aurion 1,715 2.3%
9 Hyundai Getz 1,640 2.2%
10 Holden Rodeo 1,470 1.9%
11 Nissan Navara 1,443 1.9%
12 Ford Focus 1,381 1.8%
13 Honda Accord 1,366 1.8%
14 Holden Astra 1,282 1.7%
15 Honda Civic 1,180 1.6%
16 Honda Jazz 1,157 1.5%
17 Ford Falcon Ute 1,145 1.5%
18 Ford Territory 1,104 1.5%
19 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,097 1.5%
20 Mitsubishi Triton 1,097 1.5%

May 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model May %
1 Holden Commodore 5,001 5.6%
2 Toyota Corolla 3,558 4.0%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,501 4.0%
4 Ford Falcon 2,801 3.2%
5 Mazda3 2,758 3.1%
6 Toyota Yaris 2,389 2.7%
7 Toyota Camry 2,027 2.3%
8 Ford Focus 1,958 2.2%
9 Toyota Aurion 1,954 2.2%
10 Hyundai Getz 1,757 2.0%
11 Nissan Navara 1,726 1.9%
12 Holden Rodeo 1,685 1.9%
13 Ford Territory 1,665 1.9%
14 Holden Astra 1,643 1.9%
15 Honda Civic 1,472 1.7%
16 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,469 1.7%
17 Toyota Prado 1,234 1.4%
18 Mitsubishi Triton 1,232 1.4%
19 Honda Accord 1,157 1.3%
20 Toyota RAV4 1,146 1.3%

June 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model June %
1 Toyota Corolla 5,890 5.6%
2 Holden Commodore 5,588 5.3%
3 Toyota Hilux 4,249 4.0%
4 Ford Falcon 3,206 3.1%
5 Mazda3 3,037 2.9%
6 Toyota Yaris 2,926 2.8%
7 Toyota Camry 2,645 2.5%
8 Toyota Aurion 2,626 2.5%
9 Hyundai Getz 2,486 2.4%
10 Mitsubishi Triton 2,386 2.3%
11 Mitsubishi Lancer 2,143 2.0%
12 Nissan Navara 2,084 2.0%
13 Ford Territory 2,056 2.0%
14 Holden Astra 1,891 1.8%
15 Holden Rodeo 1,887 1.8%
16 Honda Accord 1,744 1.7%
17 Volkswagen Golf 1,619 1.5%
18 Ford Focus 1,554 1.5%
19 Honda Jazz 1,392 1.3%
20 Kia Rio 1,361 1.3%

July 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model July %
1 Holden Commodore 5,134 5.9%
2 Toyota Corolla 4,460 5.2%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,300 3.8%
4 Ford Falcon 3,186 3.7%
5 Mazda3 2,909 3.4%
6 Toyota Yaris 2,449 2.8%
7 Toyota Camry 1,990 2.3%
8 Toyota Aurion 1,925 2.2%
9 Hyundai Getz 1,720 2.0%
10 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,676 1.9%
11 Honda Civic 1,652 1.9%
12 Holden Rodeo 1,607 1.9%
13 Ford Territory 1,555 1.8%
14 Holden Astra 1,355 1.6%
15 Honda Accord 1,314 1.5%
16 Nissan Tiida 1,244 1.4%
17 Honda CR-V 1,233 1.4%
18 Ford Falcon Ute 1,176 1.4%
19 Toyota RAV4 1,169 1.4%
20 Holden Barina 1,143 1.3%

August 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Aug %
1 Holden Commodore 4,899 5.6%
2 Toyota Corolla 4,673 5.3%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,813 4.3%
4 Ford Falcon 2,973 3.4%
5 Mazda3 2,759 3.1%
6 Toyota Yaris 2,479 2.8%
7 Toyota Camry 2,312 2.6%
8 Toyota Aurion 1,873 2.1%
9 Honda Civic 1,854 2.1%
10 Ford Focus 1,683 1.9%
11 Holden Rodeo 1,657 1.9%
12 Hyundai Getz 1,505 1.7%
13 Honda CR-V 1,410 1.6%
14 Ford Territory 1,379 1.6%
15 Holden Astra 1,349 1.5%
16 Nissan Navara 1,239 1.4%
17 Ford Falcon Ute 1,226 1.4%
18 Ford Ranger 1,221 1.4%
19 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,195 1.4%
20 Toyota RAV4 1,194 1.4%

September 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Sep %
1 Holden Commodore 4,525 5.4%
2 Toyota Corolla 3,561 4.3%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,426 4.1%
4 Ford Falcon 2,852 3.4%
5 Mazda3 2,677 3.2%
6 Toyota Camry 2,173 2.6%
7 Toyota Yaris 2,140 2.6%
8 Hyundai Getz 1,757 2.1%
9 Mitsubishi Triton 1,695 2.0%
10 Toyota Aurion 1,585 1.9%
11 Holden Astra 1,583 1.9%
12 Holden Rodeo 1,533 1.8%
13 Ford Focus 1,415 1.7%
14 Nissan Tiida 1,291 1.5%
15 Ford Territory 1,273 1.5%
16 Toyota Kluger 1,251 1.5%
17 Nissan Navara 1,247 1.5%
18 Honda Civic 1,216 1.5%
19 Ford Ranger 1,199 1.4%
20 Honda Accord 1,146 1.4%

October 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Oct %
1 Holden Commodore 4,440 5.0%
2 Toyota Corolla 4,123 4.6%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,752 4.2%
4 Mazda3 3,125 3.5%
5 Toyota Yaris 2,486 2.8%
6 Ford Falcon 2,439 2.7%
7 Toyota Camry 1,994 2.2%
8 Hyundai Getz 1,896 2.1%
9 Toyota Aurion 1,831 2.1%
10 Holden Rodeo 1,467 1.6%
11 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,446 1.6%
12 Honda Civic 1,409 1.6%
13 Ford Ranger 1,369 1.5%
14 Honda Accord 1,351 1.5%
15 Toyota RAV4 1,293 1.4%
16 Honda CR-V 1,291 1.4%
17 Toyota Prado 1,273 1.4%
18 Holden Astra 1,213 1.4%
19 Suzuki Swift 1,197 1.3%
20 Mazda2 1,193 1.3%

November 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Nov %
1 Holden Commodore 4,573 5.0%
2 Toyota Corolla 4,109 4.5%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,687 4.0%
4 Ford Falcon 2,798 3.0%
5 Mazda3 2,564 2.8%
6 Hyundai Getz 2,473 2.7%
7 Toyota Yaris 2,405 2.6%
8 Toyota Camry 2,088 2.3%
9 Mitsubishi Lancer 2,052 2.2%
10 Toyota Aurion 1,797 2.0%
11 Holden Rodeo 1,677 1.8%
12 Ford Territory 1,595 1.7%
13 Holden Commodore Ute 1,538 1.7%
14 Holden Astra 1,537 1.7%
15 Mitsubishi Triton 1,435 1.6%
16 Honda Accord 1,394 1.5%
17 Honda Civic 1,381 1.5%
18 Nissan Navara 1,363 1.5%
19 Ford Falcon Ute 1,326 1.4%
20 Ford Focus 1,304 1.4%

December 2007 Top 20:

Pos Model Dec %
1 Toyota Corolla 4,111 4.8%
2 Holden Commodore 3,653 4.2%
3 Toyota Hilux 3,256 3.8%
4 Ford Falcon 3,122 3.6%
5 Toyota Camry 2,685 3.1%
6 Mazda3 2,584 3.0%
7 Toyota Yaris 2,352 2.7%
8 Toyota Aurion 1,751 2.0%
9 Holden Commodore Ute 1,535 1.8%
10 Hyundai Getz 1,499 1.7%
11 Honda Civic 1,448 1.7%
12 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,350 1.6%
13 Ford Focus 1,326 1.5%
14 Holden Astra 1,325 1.5%
15 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,296 1.5%
16 Ford Territory 1,284 1.5%
17 Toyota RAV4 1,279 1.5%
18 Mitsubishi Triton 1,258 1.5%
19 Mazda2 1,201 1.4%
20 Nissan Navara 1,163 1.3%

Source: VFACTS

Pictures: netcarshow.com, Wheels

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