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Big is even more beautiful

SEPT 2016

Big is even more beautiful

HIGHLIGHTS The market grew 1.3% on September last year, but passengercar sales slumped 8.7%; once again all the heat in the market is in jacked-up SUVs, and the trade ute and heavy commercial vehicle sectors, up 6.8% and 17.9% respectively. A surprise was sports car sales, which leapt 36.4% to 2725 as the Ford Mustang (786 sales), Hyundai Veloster (322) and Mazda MX-5 (148) all pushed higher. Once-niche sports car brand Porsche sold 552 cars for the month. And even though it hasnít had its first full month on sale yet, Volkswagenís all-new Tiguan has already taken a 5.9% share of the hotly contested mid-size SUV segment.

LOWLIGHTS Toyota was the headline, slipping 3.4% month-on-month to a 16.3% market share Ė its lowest slice of the market since January Ė as Camry, Aurion and Yaris all failed to fire. In their last full month of manufacture, Fordís Falcon and Territory represented just 1.2% of total new-car sales. Falcon on its own was an even more depressing 0.45%.

PORSCHE MACAN

WINNER INCREASE 100% Itís not sports cars driving Porscheís sales. The Audi SQ5-fighting Macan jumped to 278 sales in September as it recovered from a slight slump the previous month.

MITSUBISHI LANCER

LOSER DECREASE 39% New Euro 5 emissions standards for petrol engines kick in from November.

Lancerís sales slide is all down to Mitsubishi running out of stock of the old Euro 4 engine, Mitsubishi says. shi o Lancer s Mitsubi

SALES SPLIT

For every 100 passenger cars they sell, these brands move this many SUVs

TOP 20 81,573

Passenger & SUV sales Ė September 2016

Holden Cruze The Ford Falcon and Territory werenít the only cars facing their last full month on sale.

The Aussie-built Cruze moved up six places in the Top 20 ahead of Octoberís death knock.

The betterlooking Holden Astra hatch is expected to fill at least some of the void left by Cruze.

TOTAL SALES 102,696

September 2016 1 Toyota 16,716 1 16,594 2 Mazda 12,009 2 10,864 3 Hyundai 9319 5 9311 4 Holden 8564 3 9326 5 Ford 7280 4 5823 6 Mitsubishi 6701 6 6937 7 Nissan 5177 7 5242 8 Volkswagen 4380 8 5124 9 Subaru 4050 10 3621 10 Honda 3783 11 3595 11 Kia 3687 9 3002 12 Mercedes-Benz 3565 12 3381 13 BMW 2423 13 2408 14 Audi 2074 14 2048 15 Isuzu Ute 1192 15 2026 16 Suzuki 1660 16 1629 17 Renault 1042 19 1007 18 Land Rover 1038 17 1007 19 Jeep 932 18 2149 20 Lexus 700 20 676 PASSENGER CARS SALES RANK SALES (AUG í16) (SEP í15) Hyundai The Korean brandís sales jumped a massive 42.6% month-onmonth as Accent hatch and Tucson SUV sales hit their stride. It was enough to give Hyundai a 9.1% market share for the month, a 2.2% rise on Augustís big slump due to poor i30 sales.