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Australia Full Year 2010: Commodore #1 for 15th year in a row

Holden Commodore & Cruze

The Australian market gains 11% in 2010 at 1,035,574 registrations, the second highest figure ever after 2007’s 1,049,982 units. The Holden Commodore is the best selling car in Australia, as it has been since 1996, with 45,956 sales (+4%) and 4.4%, possibly the nameplate’s lowest ever yearly share. The Commodore was #1 9 times this year, peaking at 5.1% in October.

The Toyota Corolla is #2 with 41,632 sales (+7%) and 4%. Relatively weak most of the year (it even dropped to #4 overall), it had a brilliant last 2 months and was #1 in both November & December when it reached 5.7%, its best share since July 2006. It is followed by the Toyota Hilux at 3.9% (it was #1 in April) and the Mazda3, which at 3.8% is the only model in the Top 4 not to lose share.

Excellent year for the Hyundai i30: +1 spot in 5th with 29,772 sales (+39%). It peaked at #3 and 3.9% in March. The Holden Cruze is the only newbie in the Top 10 in 7th for its first full year with 28,334 sales (2.7%). The Ford Falcon is out of the Top 5 possibly for the first time in the Falcon nameplate’s history.

More commentaries and Full Year 2010 Top 10 below.

One model broke into the Top 10 for the very first time in Australia this year: the VW Golf, delivering this impressive feat in June, the biggest month of the year, with 2,527 sales and 2.3% of the market.

Australia Full Year 2010 Top 10:

Pos Model 2010 % 10/09 2009 % Pos
1 Holden Commodore 45,956 4.4% 4% 44,387 4.7% 1
2 Toyota Corolla 41,632 4.0% 7% 39,013 4.2% 2
3 Toyota Hilux 39,896 3.9% 4% 38,451 4.1% 3
4 Mazda3 39,003 3.8% 10% 35,298 3.8% 4
5 Hyundai i30 29,772 2.9% 39% 21,414 2.3% 6
6 Ford Falcon 29,516 2.9% -5% 31,023 3.3% 5
7 Holden Cruze 28,334 2.7% 125% 12,590 1.3% 21
8 Toyota Camry 25,014 2.4% 20% 20,846 2.2% 7
9 Mitsubishi Lancer 23,076 2.2% 12% 20,583 2.2% 8
10 Hyundai Getz 21,547 2.1% 10% 19,643 2.1% 9

Source: VFACTS

Picture: http://www.gminsidenews.com

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