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Further down, Chinese MG ( 227.3%) and LDV ( 177.6%) lodge the largest gains in the Top 30 ahead of Volvo ( 93.9%), Land Rover ( 32.8%), Alfa Romeo ( 30.2%) and Lexus ( 20.5%).
Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux snaps its 6th consecutive monthly win and 10th win in the past 12 months thanks to deliveries up 5% and is now up 18% YTD.
39.4% a year ago while passenger cars are down 7.3% to 36.120 and 33.8% share vs.
37% in March 2017, a spectacular volte-face in the Australian market.
Note the Hilux also outsells the Ranger in the lucrative 4×4 pickup segment at 2.659 vs. The Hyundai Tucson soars 19% to snap the #1 SUV title for the first time this year, distancing traditional leader the Mazda CX-5 down a steep 20% in April.with the Top 50 All-brands and Top 280 All-models – click on title to see *According to data released by VFACTS, new vehicle sales in Australia edge down 0.2% year-on-year to 82.930 units, the first decline since last September.After four months, the YTD volume remains however at record levels, up 3.3% over last year’s all-time high mark to 374.468.Looking at Australian states an territories, New South Wales/Sydney is first again at 34.754 (-2.6%) above Victoria/Melbourne at 31.105 ( 6.3%), Queensland/Brisbane at 21.591 ( 1.8%), Western Australia/Perth at 8.821 ( 1.3%), South Australia/Adelaide at 6.332 (-0.9%), Australian Capital Territory/Canberra at 1.816 ( 7.9%), Tasmania/Hobart at 1.502 (-2.2%) and Northern Territory/Darwin at 1.067 ( 12.8%).Toyota remains by far the most popular carmaker in Australia in March but drops 3.9% to 17.6% share, nevertheless hitting its highest first quarter volume in a decade at 52.465 ( 8.1%).