Toyota wins August new car sales race

But overall car market sluggish as proposed FBT changes take their toll.

Toyota sold the most cars but the nations number one model was the Mazda3.

Toyota has once again come out on top in the new car sales race, but the market is certainly showing signs of slowing.

In what the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is due to the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) scheme, sales dipped 0.2% in August compared to the same month last year.

That may seem insignificant, however prior to the government’s FBT changes vehicle sales increased by an average of 4.8 per cent per month compared with the same period in 2012.

In all Sales 93,336 new cars were sold across the country last month.

Top 10 Best-selling Brands in August

  • Toyota – 17,758
  • Holden – 10,606
  • Mazda – 9825
  • Hyundai – 7808
  • Ford – 6222
  • Mitsubishi – 5626
  • Nissan – 4765
  • Volkswagen – 4505
  • Honda – 3304
  • Subaru – 2881

Top 10 Best-selling Vehicles in August 2013

  • Mazda 3 – 4188
  • Toyota Corolla – 3681
  • Toyota HiLux – 2884
  • Holden Commodore – 2809
  • Hyundai i30 – 2552
  • Holden Cruze – 2369
  • Toyota Camry – 2281
  • Mazda CX-5 – 1914
  • Toyota RAV4 – 1780
  • Holden Colorado – 1717

 Joel Helmes

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Joel Helmes

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.