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Australia March 2011: Commodore #1, Lexus CT200 & Chery land Now with the Top 65 best selling models

Lexus CT200h

* Now with the Top 65 best selling models in Q1 2011: click on ‘Read more’ at end of post *

At 93,984 registrations, Australian car sales are down just 1% year-on-year in March. The Holden Commodore stays #1 at 4,170 sales and 4.4%, but the 2011 leader is still the Mazda3 at 11,159 units and 4.5%, thanks to another strong month at 3,979 sales and 4.2% in March (#3).

The Toyota Hilux takes the 2nd place only 140 sales behind the Commodore. Just behind the Toyota Corolla, the Holden Cruze is up 1 spot at #5 with a strong 3% share, and the Mitsubishi Triton is up to a brilliant 8th position. The Lexus CT (223 sales) and the Toyota FJ Cruiser (209) both appear for the first time in the Australian ranking.

March 2011 will also be remembered as the month Chinese brand Chery started in the country, launching the first Chinese passenger cars in Australia. The Chery J11 SUV (aka Tiggo) delivers 166 sales and the J1 (aka Face) lands 53 buyers. In the meantime the Great Wall V240 ute continues to grow, #64 in Q1 at 989 sales.

A few new models perform well in Q1: the Ford Fiesta is #17, the Hyundai ix35 #28, the Nissan Dualis multiplies its share by two at 1% and #31, the Mistubishi ASX is #50 and the VW Polo #57. With the discontinuation of the the Falcon model last year, the Ford Mondeo is now the default Ford station wagon and is up to #39.

March Top 10 & 1st Quarter 2011 Top 65 Ranking Tables: see ‘Read more’ below the Chery J11 pic.

Chery J11

Australia March 2011:

Pos Model Mar % Feb 2011 % Pos 2010
1 Holden Commodore 4,170 4.4% 1 10,644 4.3% 2 1
2 Toyota Hilux 4,028 4.3% 3 9,411 3.8% 4 3
3 Mazda3 3,979 4.2% 2 11,159 4.5% 1 4
4 Toyota Corolla 3,067 3.3% 5 9,712 3.9% 3 2
5 Holden Cruze 2,804 3.0% 6 7,446 3.0% 5 7
6 Nissan Navara 2,575 2.7% 7 6,586 2.7% 7 12
7 Hyundai i30 2,376 2.5% 4 6,705 2.7% 6 5
8 Mitsubishi Triton 1,978 2.1% 4,496 1.8% 9 14
9 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,749 1.9% 10 4,980 2.0% 8 9
10 Ford Falcon 1,719 1.8% 8 4,448 1.8% 10 6

Australia Q1 2011:

Pos Model 2011 % 2010
1 Mazda3 11,159 4.5% 3
2 Holden Commodore 10,644 4.3% 1
3 Toyota Corolla 9,712 3.9% 4
4 Toyota Hilux 9,411 3.8% 2
5 Holden Cruze 7,446 3.0% 7
6 Hyundai i30 6,705 2.7% 5
7 Nissan Navara 6,586 2.7% 11
8 Hyundai Getz 5,086 2.0% 10
9 Mitsubishi Lancer 4,980 2.0% 8
10 Toyota Yaris 4,629 1.9% 12
11 Mitsubishi Triton 4,496 1.8% 14
12 Mazda2 4,475 1.8% 18
13 Ford Falcon 4,448 1.8% 6
14 Subaru Impreza 4,421 1.8% 25
15 Toyota Camry 4,229 1.7% 9
16 Toyota Prado 3,831 1.5% 13
17 Ford Fiesta 3,764 1.5% 30
18 Subaru Forester 3,353 1.3% 17
19 Toyota RAV4 3,345 1.3% 20
20 Suzuki Swift 3,296 1.3% 24
21 Toyota Kluger 3,182 1.3% 23
22 VW Golf 3,157 1.3% 16
23 Ford Focus 3,140 1.3% 31
24 Holden Barina 2,889 1.2% 21
25 Ford Ranger 2,789 1.1% 19
26 Holden Colorado 2,652 1.1% 22
27 Toyota Land Cruiser 2,587 1.0% 38
28 Hyundai ix35 2,573 1.0% 46
29 Ford Territory 2,533 1.0% 27
30 Nissan X-Trail 2,497 1.0% 36
31 Nissan Dualis 2,438 1.0% 49
32 Mazda CX-7 2,296 0.9% 32
33 Holden Commodore Ute 2,220 0.9% 26
34 Toyota Aurion 2,190 0.9% 28
35 Mazda BT-50 2,135 0.9% 37
36 VW Tiguan 2,053 0.8% 47
37 Holden Captiva7 2,022 0.8% 15
38 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,987 0.8% 39
39 Ford Mondeo 1,961 0.8%  –
40 Nissan Micra 1,829 0.7% 40
41 Honda Civic 1,794 0.7% 29
42 Ford Falcon Ute 1,651 0.7% 35
43 Kia Rio 1,643 0.7% 33
44 Hyundai i20 1,622 0.7%  –
45 Honda Jazz 1,617 0.7% 34
46 Toyota Land Cruiser Ute 1,590 0.6% 45
47 Mazda6 1,499 0.6% 41
48 Honda CR-V 1,422 0.6% 43
49 Mitsubishi Pajero 1,420 0.6% 44
50 Mitsubishi ASX 1,405 0.6%  –
51 Kia Cerato/Koup 1,398 0.6%  –
52 Subaru Outback 1,352 0.5% 52
53 Subaru Liberty 1,335 0.5% 50
54 Mercedes C Class 1,283 0.5% 48
55 Isuzu D-Max 1,225 0.5%  –
56 BMW 3 Series 1,194 0.5%  –
57 VW Polo 1,149 0.5%  –
58 Nissan Tiida 1,092 0.4% 54
59 Honda Accord Euro 1,088 0.4% 53
60 Ford Escape 1,085 0.4%  –
61 Hyundai Santa Fe 1,077 0.4% 55
62 Suzuki Alto 1,046 0.4%  –
63 Nissan Patrol 1,035 0.4%  –
64 Great Wall V240 989 0.4%  –
65 Hyundai i45 976 0.4%  –

Source: VFACTS, FCAI, www.caradvice.com.au, es.autoblog.com

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  1. April 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Mate what a great effort in putting this together Thx

    • April 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks Pete, glad you’re enjoying!

  1. April 7, 2011 at 2:43 am

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