With one month still to run, Mazda will shatter 100,000 sales for the first time as Australia looks set to record a new record number of new car sales in a calendar year with 1.08-million possible.
Total new vehicle sales in November were 98,347 – 10.9 per-cent ahead of November 2011. Year-to-date sales have now eclipsed 1,016,605 meaning an all-time record year is on the cards – we could even shatter 1.1-million.
Toyota retains market leadership by a comfortable margin and accounted for 19,312 sales in November, ahead of second-placed Holden (10,354) and Mazda (8.732).
It’s been a year of ‘All-Time’ records for Mazda. In November, sales of 8,732 were the best-ever for that month and the company’s yearly total of 94,332 sales is already the best-ever year - with one month still to run, the Japanese giant will undoubtedly shatter the 100,000 mark.
Mazda3 look set to round-out 2013 as Australia’s most popular individual model. Some 3,703 Mazda3s were sold in November and with the year-to-date total already at 39,479, just 1951 sales are needed in December to set a new all-time record for Mazda’s small car hero.
And at the end of November, Mazda’s stylish BT50 ute had accounted for 10,946 sales and it too seems certain to establish a ‘best-ever’ achievement in 2012.
Not to be outdone, Mazda’s all-new CX-5 continues to blister the sales charts with 10,946 sales so far in its first year on-sale. Combine CX-5 and Mazda CX-7 sales and Mazda is the leading brand in mid-size SUVs.
But once again, come 31 December, Toyota will be our number one best-selling automotive brand. “This year, Toyota’s growth has outpaced the overall industry, putting us on track for a 10th consecutive year of market leadership – the 17th time overall.”