THE GUARD remains largely unchanged at the top and bottom of the sales chart this month.
Lamborghini is holding strong, while the all-new MX-5 and TT are basking in the new-model honeymoon period. Following a recent mid-life update, VW’s ageing Scirocco has appeared near the top, though a similar treatment hasn't helped Chrysler's 300. Peugeot’s RCZ has managed to leave the bottom ten, while the BMW 6-series and Rolls-Royce have entered it. Citroen’s DS3 remains a disappointment, its September total of two units glaringly low.
Lamborghini 8 8 83 361% Mazda MX-5 220 97 364 318% Audi TT 48 48 462 288% VW Scirocco 35 29 295 99% Ferrari 14 14 135 75% McLaren 5 4 29 53% Audi R8 4 3 33 50% Morgan 4 3 18 39% Maserati 34 59 412 36% Porsche 27 55 334 17%
Mini Coupe/Roadster 0 1 12 -84% Chrysler 300 63 72 690 -50% Mercedes-Benz SLK 11 31 55 -47% Citroen DS3 5 2 65 -42% Porsche Panamera 1 4 42 -34% Subaru BRZ 45 59 497 -33% RenaultSport Megane 32 41 269 -24% Toyota 86 246 282 2369 -28% Rolls-Royce 3 3 24 -27% BMW 6 Series 5 21 155 -21%
S-Class customers will be able to up their exclusivity with the Maybach treatment.
Ferrari 488 GTB Arrives in November, but the turbocharged wunder-coupe already has a two-year wait list.
Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre Mazda’s mite gets more mighty with new engine.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Lexus’s E-Class rival scores a 5.0-litre N/A V8.
Porsche Carrera turns to turbo power for the first time ever.
Mercedes E-Class rival is stiffer and lighter.
Fire-spitting Falcon to send off the Barra engine.
Ingolstadt’s supercar drops the option of a V8 and picks up more power with the V10.
Woking’s 911 fighter appears set for 2016, promising class-leading performance.
Alfa’s 3-Series fighting sedan debuts.
BMW M2 Widebody successor due for the deliciously evil 1M.
BMW M4 GTS Two-door icon cools off with a water-injected powerplant.
Jaguar F-Pace Nissan NISMO range Nissan fuels Australia’s hunger for performance models. Frightening 441kW GT-R the highlight of the range.
Fiat 124 Spider Fiat and Mazda’s love child will bring an Italian touch to the classic Japanese roadster.
Abarth version tipped to follow.
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe Can the coupe replicate the magic of the sedan?
Honda NSX Honda desperately needs a jab in the arm to get back in the sportscar game. The NSX is it, if it ever arrives.
IT MIGHT BE based on the older Mk VI platform, but the Scirocco is enjoying a second wind on the sales charts. VW has sold 295 this year, which eclipses last year’s total by almost 100 per cent, even with the car nearing four years of age. Pumping up interest would be the mid-life update it received this year.
CHRYSLER HAS made a big effort with the 300 in Australia, with ours the only market (along with the Middle East) to receive the facelifted Hemi-powered 300 SRT8 models. Yep, not even the US gets 'em. It's having little bearing on the sales charts, however, with the 300 struggling to reach triple figures for the month.
WINNERS AND LOSERS OF SEPTEMBER