New vehicle sales September 2015 : Hyundai i30 tops the charts

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The Australian new vehicle market stayed on record pace by posting growth of 6.8 per cent in September — a figure driven once again by the continued boom in SUV sales, though a small Korean hatchback was the real star of the show.  Toyota led the race from Mazda, Holden and Hyundai, though it was the latter that topped the individual model tally, with the Hyundai i30 screaming to the top of the charts for the second time in a few months. Newly released VFACTS figures show that Australian dealers registered a significant 101,392 units last month, up from 94,978 in September last year. This made it the year’s third-biggest month by volume after June and March. It also takes the annual tally to 862,832, up 3.6 per cent on the YTD figure in 2014 and higher even than the previous record set in 2013. To give context, this figure is a staggering 110,000 units higher than the YTD to September figure in 2011, just five years ago. Reflecting a pattern we have seen all year, the growth came from the three largest states by volume — New South Wales (up 11.8 per cent), Victoria (up 7.8 per cent) and Queensland (up 7.9 per cent), while Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory all went backwards. The bulk of sales growth came from SUVs, which were up 23.1 per cent to 36,968 overall. Passenger vehicles stabilised, growing 2 per cent to 46,084. Light commercials dropped 8.7 per cent to 15,476. It was the regular crowd at the top of the tree, with Toyota (16,594, down 7.2 per cent) topping that charts ahead of Mazda (10,864, up 14.4 per cent), Holden (9326, up 9.1 per cent), Hyundai (9311, up 5.8 per cent), Mitsubishi (6937, up 14.4 per cent) and Ford (5823, down 6.5 per cent). Rounding out the top ten was Nissan (5242, down 4.4 per cent), Volkswagen (5124, up 14.7 per cent despite recent negative media coverage), Subaru (3621, up 13 per cent) and Honda (3595, up 32 per cent). The big luxury brands also continued to grow ahead of the market average and in double digits, led by Mercedes-Benz (11th overall on 3381, up 20.8 per cent), BMW (13th on 2408, up 14.2 per cent) and Audi (15th on 2048, up 25.7 per cent). Other strong performers were Isuzu Ute (16th place on 2026, up 51.8 per cent), Kia (12th on 3002, up 44.7 per cent), Land Rover (1007, up 13.3 per cent), Lexus (676, up 25.4 per cent), Porsche (487, up a massive 130.8 per cent), Renault (1007, up 18.3 per cent), Skoda (458, up 38.8 per cent) and Volvo Car (449, up 47.7 per cent). Going in the other direction was Fiat Chrysler Australia, with its Alfa Romeo (down 22.8 per cent), Chrysler (down 31.5 per cent), Dodge (down 22.9 per cent), Fiat (down 41.7 per cent) and Jeep (down 26.8 per cent) brands all taking hits. Fiat Professional vans bucked the trend, growing 71.4 per cent. Other drops included (both PSA brands) Citroen (70, down 41.7 per cent) and Peugeot (225, down 44.9 per cent), plus minnows Proton (14, down 70.2 per cent), and SsangYong (60, down 34.8 per cent). Heading the individual tally was the Hyundai i30, with a massive 4490 sales thanks to strong campaign pricing (up 76.8 per cent). Add the Elantra sedan to this tally (680), and Hyundai dominated the small car segment ahead of the Mazda 3 (3588, down 10.6 per cent) and Toyota Corolla (3530, down 9.3 per cent). Fourth was the Toyota Camry (2522, up 16.1 per cent), ahead of the Ford Ranger (2471, steady), Holden Commodore sedan and wagon (2348, down 10.2 per cent, excluding 362 Ute sales), Mazda CX-5 (2321, up 10.9 per cent) and Mitsubishi Triton (2020, steady) Rounding out the top ten was the superseded Toyota HiLux, which took a hit of 42 per cent while in the changeover to a new generation, with 2001 sales. expect a bounce next month. The Volkswagen Golf (1958) completes the list. A few interesting tidbits: The market YTD is on record pace Mercedes-Benz (2263) sold more passenger cars than Kia, Honda, Ford, Subaru and Mitsubishi The Hyundai i30 and Elantra combination are now ahead of the Mazda 3 YTD The Audi A3 (422) outsold the Honda Civic (367) and Ford Focus (324) The Toyota 86 (282) outsold the Aurion (276) Every SUV segment aside from Upper Large grew by double digits In its first sales result, the Ford Everest managed 261 units (the Isuzu MU-X managed 565) Top ten brands September 2015: Toyota — 16,594 Mazda — 10,864 Holden — 9326 Hyundai — 9311 Mitsubishi — 6937 Ford — 5823 Nissan — 5242 Volkswagen — 5124 Subaru — 3621 Honda — 2595 Top ten models September 2015: Hyundai i30 — 4490, or 5170 including the Elantra sedan version). Mazda 3 — 3588 Toyota Corolla — 3530 Toyota Camry — 2522 Ford Ranger — 2471 Holden Commodore — 2348 (2710 if you include Ute) Mazda CX-5 — 2321 Mitsubishi Triton — 2020 Toyota HiLux — 2001 Volkswagen Golf — 1958 Segment-by-segment breakdown: Micro (697, down 34 per cent). Led by Mitsubishi Mirage (252), Suzuki Celerio (151) and Fiat 500 (144) Light under $25K (8871, down 4.4 per cent). Led by Mazda 2 (1522), Toyota Yaris (1120) and Hyundai Accent (966) Light over $25K (485, down 2 per cent). Led by Mini (252), Audi A1 (179) and Peugeot 208 (35) Small under $40K (20,302, up 3.3 per cent. Led by Hyundai i30 (4490), Mazda 3 (3588) and Toyota Corolla (3530) Small over $40K (1680, up 24.4 per cent). Led by Audi A3 (422), BMW 1 Series (340), Mercedes-Benz A-Class (302) Medium under $60K (4585, up 4.5 per cent). Led by Toyota Camry (2522), Mazda 6 (436) and Ford Mondeo (377) Medium over $60K (2294, up 13.7 per cent). Led by Mercedes-Benz C-Class (861), Mercedes-Benz CLA (344) and BMW 3 Series (342) Large under $70K (3274, down 8.1 per cent). Led by Holden Commodore (2348), Ford Falcon (562) and Toyota Aurion (276) Large over $70K (441, down 11.8 per cent). Led by Mercedes-Benz E-Class (142), BMW 5 Series (89) and Audi A6 (67) Upper Large under $100K (311, up 38.8 per cent). Holden Caprice beat Chrysler 300 Upper Large above $100K (75, down 20.2 per cent). Led by Mercedes-Benz S-Class (38), then daylight People-movers under $60K (1015, up 54 per cent). Led by Kia Carnival (341), Honda Odyssey (242) and Hyundai iMax (144) People-movers over $60K (55, up 14.6 per cent). Led by Mercedes-Benz V-Class (30) and Valente (23) Sports under $80K (1190, up 8.9 per cent). Led by Toyota 86 (282), BMW 2 Series (245) and Mazda MX-5 (97). Hyundai Veloster just 42, equal to Kia Pro_Cee’d Sports over $80K (683, up 4 per cent). Led by BMW 4 Series (202), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (105) and Mercedes-Benz E-Class (84) Sports over $200K (165, up 24.1 per cent). Led by Porsche 911 (55), BMW 6 Series (21) and Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe (17)   SUV Small under $40K (8653, up 19.1 per cent). Led by Mazda CX-3 (1482), Mitsubishi ASX (1402) and Hyundai ix35 (1282) SUV Small over $40K (1045, up 106.9 per cent). Led by Audi Q3 (379), Lexus NX (263) and Mercedes-Benz GLA (259) SUV Medium under $60K (11,415, up 23.4 per cent). Led by Mazda CX-5 (2321), Toyota RAV4 (1663) and Nissan X-Trail (1334) SUV Medium over $60K (1723, up 59.4 per cent). Led by Audi Q5 (466), Land Rover Discovery Sport (378) and BMW X3 (275) SUV Large under $70K (11,221, up 21.7 per cent). Led by Toyota Prado (1667), Jeep Grand Cherokee (1361) and Toyota Kluger (1247) SUV Large over $70K (1940, up 11.2 per cent). Led by BMW X5 (330), Mercedes-Benz M-Class runout (282) and Volkswagen Touareg (201) SUV Upper Large under $100K (847, down 3.9 per cent). Led by Toyota LandCruiser (641) and Nissan Patrol (206) SUV Upper Large over $100K (124, up 37.8 per cent). Led by Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (72), Range Rover (31) and Lexus LX (9)   Light Vans (343, up 28.5 per cent). Led by Volkswagen Caddy (125), Renault Kangoo (122) and Suzuki APV (40) Medium Vans (1224, down 12.9 per cent). Led by Toyota HiAce (551), Hyundai iLoad (272) and Volkswagen Transporter (104) 4×2 utes (2958, down 15.9 per cent). Led by Ford Ranger (43), Mitsubishi Triton (384) and Mazda BT-50 (364) 4×4 utes (10,704, down 6.5 per cent). Led by Ford Ranger (2038), Toyota HiLux (1783) and Mitsubishi Triton (1636)