Australian car sales – August 2010

I’m only guessing, but there’s a high likelihood that you could count the number of Saabs sold in Australia last month on one hand. Perhaps even no hands.

It’s my understanding that Saab will “go it alone” here in Australia, setting up their own import group rather than appointing and import company like they’ve done in Canada. This is a great decision, primarily because all the importers here are crap and don’t pay much mind to smaller brands. Timing for this venture is unknown at this point.

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I thought I’d post some sales numbers here on site, just to give you all a look into the marketplace here in Australia. As you can see, there’s quite an influence from Asian manufacturers, which is not surprising given our proximity to the region.

An interesting development in the last week or so is the rumour that Opel might start bringing cars here and selling the with the Opel badge. In years past, Opels have been sold as Holdens. It may be that GM want to bring Opel in as the premium product with Asian designed and built Holdens sliding in underneath.

Anyway, here are the sales for Australia last month. This is the kind of stuff we’re putting up with on our roads.

Top Selling Brands

1. Toyota – 16,633
2. Holden – 11,146
3. Ford – 8212
4. Mazda – 6473
5. Hyundai – 6560
6. Nissan – 4733
7. Mitsubishi – 4502
8. Honda – 2740 (I think that’s a typo, should be 3740)
9. Subaru – 3230
10. Volkswagen – 3022

Top Selling Cars

Top selling cars:
1. Commodore – 3674
2. Corolla – 3520
3. Mazda3 – 2871
4. i30 – 2496
5. Cruze – 2383
6. Falcon – 2344
7. Camry – 1955
8. Getz – 1789
9. Lancer – 1614
10. Yaris – 1488
11. Forester – 1406
12. Barina – 1325
13. Captiva – 1317
14. Mazda2 – 1281
15. Prado – 1253
16. RAV4 – 1160
17. Golf – 1149
18. Territory – 1093
19. Swift – 1021
20. Fiesta – 911

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