VFACTS sales data shows that in July 2016, Mitsubishi’s Mirage was the top-selling micro car with 514 sales, or a commanding 44.1% share of the market.
The 4% jump in sales for the budget-priced Mitsubishi sedan and hatch model also helped put the brakes on a worrying 36.9% slump in sales across the first seven months of the year.
Interestingly, the now discontinued Nissan Micra was the second-best selling model in July with 271 sales.
1,166 micro cars were sold in July 2016, that number up 13.3% on the same month last year, a welcome result given the segment has receded by 21.5% so far this year.
July 2016 Micro Car Sales Results:
- Mitsubishi Mirage – 514
- Nissan Micra – 271
- Kia Picanto – 154
- Holden Spark - 136
- Fiat 500/Abarth - 62
- Suzuki Celerio - 29