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October 2017 Car Sales Winners and Losers

The movers and shakers in the car sales race last month

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The new car industry is on track for another record sales year in 2017 with October again returning a solid result with over 95,000 sales in the month.

Some of the brands that helped drive that strong result and enjoyed healthy gains themselves in the month included Honda, Subaru, Isuzu Ute and Kia.

While the last month of local Commodore production helped Holden to a much-needed turnaround in recent sales declines.

Audi made strong gains against the recently dominant Mercedes-Benz in the premium category, BMW managed to somewhat put the brakes on a recent slump, while Lexus continued to slide backwards.

Conversely, a pat on the back for three Chinese-owned brands that returned solid /improved figures in the month – Great Wall, LDV, and MG (42 sales for the returning brand).

French brands – Peugeot and Citroen, also moved north, but not so compatriots, Renault.

While the VFACTS data shows the recent slide for Jaguar, Jeep, Ford, and Nissan continued in October.

October 2017 Car Sales Data – Winners:

  • Toyota - 17,836 (+9.1%)
  • Hyundai - 8,800 (+1.1%)
  • Mazda - 8,054 (+1.7%)
  • Holden - 7,726 (+2.7%)
  • Mitsubishi - 5,550 (+6.2%)
  • Volkswagen - 4,941 (+1.5%)
  • Subaru - 4,667 (+12.7%)
  • Kia - 4,255 (+20.1%)
  • Honda - 3,870 (+13.7%)
  • Isuzu Ute - 2,124 (+17.6%)
  • Audi - 2,003 (+9.7%)
  • Suzuki - 1,559 (+4.9%)
  • Land Rover - 1,149 (+24.9%)
  • Skoda - 516 (+9.3%)
  • LDV - 274 (+134.2%)
  • Peugeot - 251 (+51.2%)
  • Infiniti - 90 (+8.4%)
  • Alfa Romeo - 75 (+15.4%)
  • Maserati - 65 (+132.1%)
  • Citroen - 50 (+4.2%)
  • RAM - 40 (+14.3%)
  • Great Wall - 30 (+172.7%)
  • Lamborghini - 9 (+50.0%)
  • McLaren - 8 (+100.0%)
  • Lotus - 7 (+16.7%)

October 2017 Car Sales Data – Losers:

  • Ford - 5,785 (-11.1%)
  • Nissan - 4,565 (-17.6%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars - 2,519 (-17.7%)
  • BMW - 1,783 (-1.1%)
  • Renault - 926 (-18.7%)
  • Lexus - 870 (-5.7%)
  • Jeep - 621 (-32.9%)
  • Volvo - 411 (-14.0%)
  • Porsche - 222 (-30.0%)
  • Fiat - 209 (-8.7%)
  • MINI - 196 (-37.2%)
  • Jaguar - 165 (-37.5%)
  • Fiat Professional - 114 (-32.1%)
  • Haval - 54 (-11.5%)
  • Chrysler - 17 (-43.3%)
  • Aston Martin - 7 (-12.5%)
  • Ferrari - 5 (-66.7%)
  • Proton - 4 (-63.6%)

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About Joel Helmes 3812 Articles
Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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