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Toyota Takes Top Spot for May 2013

Toyota was the top selling marque for May 2013 and also had the top two selling models with the Hilux and Corolla. 

Last month’s sales of 96,788 units represent a steady market compared to May 2012 with only a 0.7 per cent increase, according to official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). Overall market sales year to date in 2013 of 454,953 represents growth of 4.5 per cent over the year to date sales in the same period for 2012. 

The top five motor vehicles in May were the Toyota Hilux (3,665 units), the Toyota Corolla (3,640 units), the Mazda 3 (3,054 units), the Mitsubishi Triton (2,606 units) and the Hyundai I30 (2,512). 

Three of the top ten selling vehicles in May were light commercial vehicles, while four were small passenger vehicles, and two were locally produced. Sales of private diesel powered light commercial vehicles continue to show strong growth with May 2013 sales (5,466) up by 46 per cent on May 2012 sales (3,731). 

The top five marques for May 2013 were Toyota (19,003), Holden (8,293), Mazda (8,135), Hyundai (8,027) and Ford (7,243). 

Sales of small and medium SUVs showed strong growth in May with sales of 6,266 for small SUVs up from 5,239 in May 2012, and 11,361 units for medium SUVs compared to 9,426 in May 2012. Year to date growth continues at 20.3 per cent for small SUVs and 15 per cent for medium sized SUVs. 

Sales to governments continue to decline with a 31 per cent decline in May and a 27 per cent decline to date this year. 


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