Holden Commodore is Australia’s best selling vehicle for 2008

Holden Commodore is Australia’s best selling vehicle for 2008

Holden Commodore 2008 fq

For Holden 2008 brought good-news and bad-news, the Commodore has once again won the title of Australia’s best-selling vehicle. With this announcement, the Australian arm of General Motors has extended the Commodore’s run as best seller to 13 years straight. That’s the good news part. The bad news is that the 51,093 sales in 2008 are the model’s lowest total since it first debuted in 1978.

Australia’s second-best-seller is the Toyota Corolla, and the small car put up a very strong fight to wrest the title from Holden. There were a few main factors that helped retain the crown for the Commodore, including the introduction of the Sportwagon bodystyle and the October launch of Holden’s $29,990 (AUS dollars) driveaway deal. Fuel prices also dropped towards the end of the year, and that likely helped swing the momentum back towards the Holden from the more fuel efficient Corolla. The Commodore vs Corolla battle is set to rage again in 2009.

Holden Commodore 2008 fq

For Holden 2008 brought good-news and bad-news, the Commodore has once again won the title of Australia’s best-selling vehicle. With this announcement, the Australian arm of General Motors has extended the Commodore’s run as best seller to 13 years straight. That’s the good news part. The bad news is that the 51,093 sales in 2008 are the model’s lowest total since it first debuted in 1978.

Australia’s second-best-seller is the Toyota Corolla, and the small car put up a very strong fight to wrest the title from Holden. There were a few main factors that helped retain the crown for the Commodore, including the introduction of the Sportwagon bodystyle and the October launch of Holden’s $29,990 (AUS dollars) driveaway deal. Fuel prices also dropped towards the end of the year, and that likely helped swing the momentum back towards the Holden from the more fuel efficient Corolla. The Commodore vs Corolla battle is set to rage again in 2009.

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