September 2017 Car Sales Winners and Losers

Mitsubishi, Kia and Honda enjoy big results

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The VFACTS data is in and as we’ve already reported Toyota was again the number one selling car manufacturer in Australia in September 2017.

But what about the other brands? Well, we have to say a hearty congratulations to Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu Ute, Kia, Honda and Subaru in particular.

While Citroen and Peugeot bounced back well in September, no doubt a welcome sign for the new Aussie importer of the French duo.

Related: October 2017 a great time to buy a Renault Megane

Among the Chinese brands, Haval continued to move north, though behind the big strides being made by compatriots, LDV.

Chinese/British brand, MG, also had another solid month with 40 sales.

Conversely, what’s going on at Holden? Volvo? BMW? Audi? Lexus? Nissan? And why did Mazda have such a poor month?

September 2017 Car Sales Winners:

  • Toyota - 17,377 (+4.0%)
  • Mitsubishi - 7,065 (+5.4%)
  • Volkswagen - 4,901 (+11.9%)
  • Subaru - 4,641 (+14.6%)
  • Kia - 4,662 (+26.4%)
  • Honda - 4,393 (+16.1%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars - 3,922 (+24.2%)
  • Isuzu Ute - 2,182 (+9.5%)
  • Land Rover - 1,097 (+5.7%)
  • Peugeot – 534 (+159.2%)
  • Skoda - 475 (+25.0%)
  • LDV - 211 (+74.4%)
  • Citroen - 134 (+86.1%)
  • Alfa Romeo – 95 (+82.7%)
  • Haval - 56 (+51.4%)
  • Maserati – 49 (+6.5%)
  • RAM - 37 (+117.6%)
  • Aston Martin – 12 (+71.4%)
  • McLaren - 12 (+140.0%)
  • Lamborghini - 11 (+10.0%)
  • Rolls-Royce - 7 (+75.0%)

September 2017 Car Sales Losers:

  • Mazda 10,328 (-14.0%)
  • Hyundai 8,130 (-12.8%)
  • Holden 6,882 (-19.6%)
  • Ford - 6,845 (-6.0%)
  • Nissan - 4,002 (-22.7%)
  • BMW - 1,906 (-21.3%)
  • Audi - 1,790 (-13.7%)
  • Suzuki - 1,575 (-5.1%)
  • Renault - 903 (-13.3%)
  • Lexus - 637 (-9.0%)
  • Jeep - 629 (-32.5%)
  • Volvo – 315 (-35.2%)
  • MINI - 300 (-16.4%)
  • Porsche – 265 (-52.0%)
  • Jaguar - 167 (-48.3%)
  • Fiat - 147 (-18.3%)
  • Infiniti - 69 (-31.0%)
  • Bentley - 19 (-9.5%)
  • Chrysler – 26 (-21.2%)
  • Ssangyong - 10 (-58.3%)
  • Ferrari - 8 (-20.0%)

Related: Have you checked out our Ultimate Guide to Car Name Origins?

Got any thoughts on the September car sales results? Why do you think so of those big names are struggling? Can Holden come back from here? Or, are they destined to join Ford outside the top five?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or send us an email at [email protected]




3 Comments

  1. Interesting to see Peugeot and Citroen up. I wonder if its old stock or new stock? Do you have a break down of the models selling?

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