MarketPlace

JUNE 2015

Record sales, or record paper shuffling?

HIGHLIGHTS June 2015 saw more cars sold than in any other month in Australian history. Almost every brand saw a bump as end of financial year sales campaigns, helped by the government’s $20K small business tax break, pushed the month’s total to 125,850 units, beating the June 2013 record of 118,758. The Hyundai i30 (5521) raced to the top of the charts, while Lexus topped 1000 for the first time (1186) and Audi cracked 2000 (2215). But both still trail BMW (2814) and Mercedes-Benz (3661) in the luxury car war.

LOWLIGHTS Selling Infinitis? No, you’re not; in a record month you sold seven more cars nationally than the 43 in May. Hardly worth having a pint over. Ford Australia was even most disappointing; although it sold more cars in June than May (7251 against 5994), market share year-on-year has fallen from 7.5% to 6.0%.

With Territory its second-best seller after Ranger, 22% of all Fords sold were made in Australia, models it won’t have post-2016.

HYUNDAI i30

WINNER INCREASE 331%

May’s result of 1666 was the Hyundai hatch’s worst effort since December 2009. Then 5521 sold in June is a record high. Average the two months and it’s a more realistic 3593. Holding back perhaps, Hyundai?

Mear

SUBARU XV

LOSER DECREASE 13% LO DEC 1

Not the biggest loser in sheer numbers, but the XV’s 615 sales in June trailed May’s 697, while the rest of the market set sales records and every other Subaru apart from the BRZ saw sales increases. t

TOP 20

1 Hyundai i30 5521 7 4 2 Toyota Corolla 4152 2 1 3 Mazda 3 4127 1 2 4 Holden Commodore 2772 3 3 5 Volkswagen Golf 2682 4 5 6 Toyota Camry 2602 9 =8 7 Mazda CX-5 2512 5 6 8 Nissan X-Trail 1795 12 11 9 Toyota RAV4 1749 8 =8 10 Holden Cruze 1725 18 14 =11 Hyundai ix35 1723 10 13 =11 Toyota Prado 1723 11 12 13 Mazda 2 1647 14 23 14 Toyota Yaris 1510 13 19 15 Mitsubishi Lancer 1480 29 38 16 Kia Cerato 1446 21 41 17 Honda Jazz 1439 30 59 18 Mitsubishi ASX 1358 22 26 19 Honda HR-V 1300 24 - 20 Subaru Outback 1257 26 55 98,642 Passenger & SUV sales – June 2015 PASSENGER CARS SALES RANK SALES (MAY ’15) (JUN ‘14)

$25K+ PREMIUM BABIES

MINI MAULS ’EM

TOTAL SALES

Toyota 21,501 Holden 11,928 Mazda 11,526 Hyundai 11,007 Mitsubishi 9011 Ford 7251 Volkswagen 7103 Nissan 6636 Honda 5311 Subaru 4502 Kia 3666 Mercedes-Benz 3661 BMW 2814 Isuzu Ute 2675 Jeep 2657 Audi 2215 Suzuki 1878 Lexus 1186 Land Rover 1028 Volvo 713 125,850 June 2015