Best commercial May since records began

Best commercial May since records began

commercialjune2014_1New vehicle sales have again show strong gains, with commercials again beating all records.

According to figures released today by the Motor Industry Association, May saw sales of 10,064 new passenger and commercials.

There were 3,262 registrations of new commercial vehicles for the month of May, the strongest since the MIA began collecting records for commercial vehicles.

In the passenger market, a total of 6,802 passenger vehicles were registered for the month, up 455 units on May 2013. Year-to-date registrations of passenger vehicles is 11% (3,574 units) ahead of 2013.

David Crawford, chief executive officer of the Motor Industry Association says the result reflects the current strong economic conditions.

Commercial vehicle registrations of 3,262 units were up 685 units (11%) on May 2013.

“Year to date registrations of commercial vehicles is a whopping 20% (2,313 units) ahead of May 2013, reflecting a continued strong market for commercial vehicles”, says Crawford.

Toyota was the overall market leader for the month of May with 19% market share (1,931 units) with Holden second on 11% (1,118 units) and Ford third also with 11% (1,090 units).

passengerhune2014_2Toyota was the passenger car market leader for the month of May with 15% share (996 units), with Holden second on 12% (798 units) and Ford third with 8% (562 units). Toyota was also the commercial vehicle market leader with 29% share (935 units) followed by Ford at 17% (556 units) and Holden third at 9% (292 units).

The Suzuki Swift was the top selling passenger model with 4% market share (272 units), followed by the Toyota Corolla also on 4% (241 units) and the Mazda CX-5 at 3% (230 units).

The Toyota Hilux was the top selling commercial model for May with 566 units sold (17% market share). The Ford Ranger was the second best seller with 15% market share (503 units). This was followed by the Toyota Hiace at 11% (348 units). Year to date the Ford Ranger remains the top selling commercial model with 16% market share (2,183 units) followed by the Toyota Hilux, with 15% market share (2,069 units).

The sale of sports utility vehicles grew to 30% of all vehicles sales in May, followed by pick-ups/chassis-cabs with 22% and small passenger cars at 16% each.

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