Strongest new September sales yet

Strongest new September sales yet

David Crawford

David Crawford

Registrations of 11,840 new vehicles for the month of September is the strongest September result yet, since the Motor Industry Association started collecting records in 1975.

The 39-year record for new vehicle sales in September suggests purchases of new vehicles were unimpeded by the election during the month, says MIA chief executive David Crawford.

Sales of 3458 new commercial vehicles was also the strongest September on record, while 8382 new passenger vehicles for the month was the strongest September result since 1986.

Year-to-date registrations of new commercial vehicles are 4907 units (21.5%) above this time in 2013.

topnewvehicRegistrations of passenger vehicles year-to-date are 6218 units (10.3%) ahead of this time last year.

Passenger vehicle registrations of 8382 units during September, were up 1110 Units (15.3%) on September 2013. Commercial vehicle registrations of 3458 were up 659 units (23.5%) on September 2013.

Toyota was the overall market leader for the month of September with 20% market share (2321 units) with Holden second on 11% (1349 units) and Ford third with 10% (1151 units).

Toyota remains the passenger car market leader for the month of September with 19% share (1582 units), with Holden second on 12% (1044 units) and Mazda third with 8% (671 units).

Toyota was also the commercial vehicle market leader with 21% share (739 units) followed by Ford at 19% (672 units) and Holden third at 9% (305 units).

The sale of SUVs continues to be the strongest selling segment with 28% of all vehicles sales in September, followed by pick-ups/chassis-cabs with 19% and small passenger cars at 16%.

“If sales remain at this level, we could pass 124,000 new registrations for 2014, exceeding the previous best year of 123,247 new registrations in 1984,” says Crawford.

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