Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

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    Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/556571/m...vehicle-sales/

    Top 10 brands May 2017


    Make Sales Change from May 2016


    Toyota - 19,876 +16% (New models, beneficiary of Hyundai changeover on I30)

    Mazda - 9903 +3% ( " " " " )

    Hyundai - 8312 - 8% (old i30 still on runout, building stocks of new)

    Ford - 7617 +16% (almost all off back of Ranger, other lines moribund)

    Holden - 6917 -7% (less % decrease than other months this year but tracking predictably - less than 400 sales in front of Mitsu; who will win fifth for the year?)

    Mitsubishi - 6521 + 6% (continues to shine despite ordinary model range - probably value buyers)

    Nissan - 5083 - 9 % (seriously in trouble)

    Volkswagen - 5080 + 11 % (continuing to recover from dieselgate and DSGgate)

    Kia - 5005 + 41 % (major improver in this space, doing better than Hyundai in some models)

    Subaru - 4146 + 4 per cent (steady)


    Top 10 brands May 2017

    Make - Model - Sales


    Toyota Hilux 4154

    Ford Ranger 4069 (cracked 4000 - impressive)

    Toyota Corolla 3160

    Hyundai i30 2683(includes old model)

    Mazda 3 2594

    Mazda CX-5 2298

    Toyota Camry 2233

    Hyundai Tucson 2135

    Nissan X-Trail 1992

    Toyota RAV4 1977

    Holden Colorado 1924

    Holden Commodore 1841

    Note small hatch/sedans are trending solidly downwards. When new I30 arrives in numbers, CX5 and RAV4 will probably overtake the Corolla and 3. Wind-down of local Camrys has started, last option pack specials are on the market for local build. Many Commodore models are now finished and on way to dealers.

    Tinbox Thai ute sales are up because of government depreciation concessions for business. 4000 Ranger sales is impressive - but it's still about 50% of large Ford Australian made car sales at their peak in the nineties. Which shows, even with more sales likely this year than ever, the best-selling numbers are down because of market fragmentation and proliferation of new segments like CUV/SUVs.

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    Oops, meant to say 'Note small hatch/sedans are trending solidly downwards. When new I30 arrives in numbers, models like CX5 and RAV4 will probably overtake the Corolla and 3'

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    I read this morning that Holden are giving 30 dealers the arse at the end of the year. That will help sell more!

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    It's not the 30 dealers who've been given the arse by Holden. It's the 10 times that number that have their Holden dealership on the backburner. The dealer's we bought two Astras and the Monaro through used to be so busy you had to get there before eight to get your car in the service bay inluding Saturday mornings. Now, it's virtually deserted. They don't even open the parts section Saturday morning anymore. Used to be four deep at the counter. The lot used to be brimming with new cars, they had to hold some at the back of the used car yard across the road. Now, it's half empty.
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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

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    They don't even open the parts section Saturday morning anymore. Used to be four deep at the counter.
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    Delighted with the result for Ford and deeply saddened with the path Holden is following

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    When was the last time the commodore got outsold by something else from the same stable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carisi2k9 View Post
    When was the last time the commodore got outsold by something else from the same stable?
    Last month - Colorado. Hardly surprising, a lot of individual models like Utes and wagons, I think they've built the last ones. Now it's mainly V8s and a few HSVs. I think if the V6s aren't gone it's not long now. That's one of the reasons they're not pushing them at all. The remaining new cars at dealers are in some cases the only cars in some models.

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    Here's the Ford sales breakdown for May,
    Ranger and Mustang lead the way

    Ranger.......4,069 (4x4: 3,384, 4x2: 685)
    Mustang.....1,351
    Falcon............12
    Falcon Ute........4
    Fiesta...........118
    Focus...........469
    Mondeo.........236
    Ecosport........104
    Escape..........537
    Everest.........378
    Territory........138
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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    I think cyclone Debbie generated a more than few sales in this period as many cars were destroyed. Just as well Ford has the Ranger eh.

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I think cyclone Debbie generated a more than few sales in this period as many cars were destroyed. Just as well Ford has the Ranger eh.
    Absolutely.
    Between Ranger and Mustang's exceptional month, that's well over 5,400 of Ford's 7,600 sales.
    Imagine if those good Ranger sales were replaced with Colorado's...there's 2000 gone before
    we discount the very good Mustang month..

    I'm wondering why Mustang scored twice the regular sales last month, maybe two boat deliveries?

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    From goauto.com.au

    New products to help Holden maintain third place on sales charts

    HOLDEN has banked on this year’s fresh product onslaught to help it cling to fourth position on the brand-sales charts, despite the impending effects of October’s factory shut-down, as well as Ford and Mitsubishi closing in on its numbers.

    Five years ago Holden was second only to Toyota for annual brand sales, recording 114,665 sales in 2012. It was overtaken by Mazda in 2015 and then Hyundai in 2016 as sales slumped to 94,308 units last year, while the top three brands continued to post six-figure tallies.

    According to sales data to the end of May 2017, Holden’s 32,840-unit haul has fallen by another 10.4 per cent year-to-date, remaining behind Hyundai (37,568 and down 10.7 per cent), and with Ford (31,582 and down 0.7 per cent) and Mitsubishi (30,407 and up 6.5 per cent) hounding at its heels.

    etc etc then:

    Holden director of corporate communications Sean Poppitt, meanwhile, placed a clear target in front of the brand for 2017.

    “If we can finish this year selling one more car than we did last year, I consider that a win,” he told GoAuto.

    “Because that would be the first time in probably 15 years that we haven’t gone back on market share. Now, the market’s going to decide that. The strength of what we do is going to decide (it). We’re not getting ahead of ourselves. We know how big the challenge is, but you’ve got to have a great mindset.

    “If you’re not here to do that, then you might as well go home now.”

    more at link:

    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...258141002094B2


    Hyundai needs a Ranger / Hilux etc competitor.

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    The high monthly Mustang number according to one of the Carsales editors in feedback is because the last delivery of Mustangs now includes all the backorders.

    That includes all the factory-build options, special order trim/colour combos. So in other words, the market is starting to saturate. Which is what you expect with coupes. The car's had a stellar run but all good things come to an end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
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    It's worse than that: this mob used to sell a lot of aftermarket - I bought my Avalanche 'alloy LS1' covers from them for list price not the stupid dealer markup, which was like $30 for the pair! And they sold me the bits to bolt the GTO callipers on, the HSV bolt-sleeves for the C6-pre-VZ knuckles. As long as they didn't break the HSV VIN-number rule, they'd sell you anything - had crate LS2s on the floor, close-ratio Tremecs. Great dealers. And if they 'weren't allowed' to sell you something, they would readily direct you to someone who would.

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    Re: Oz Car Market May 2017 - back on track for record, Holden down 7%

    Quote Originally Posted by BBDOS CV8 View Post
    The high monthly Mustang number according to one of the Carsales editors in feedback is because the last delivery of Mustangs now includes all the backorders.

    That includes all the factory-build options, special order trim/colour combos. So in other words, the market is starting to saturate. Which is what you expect with coupes. The car's had a stellar run but all good things come to an end.
    You missed the point.
    Those back orders have been waiting ages because they are different/specials
    and does no go to the current long order list. A similar thing happened with
    deliveries to Europe in March when sales went over 2,000.

    Normally, Ford has restricted deliveries to around 600 or so as available on shipping,
    getting 1300 here in a month is unheard of, I'm hoping that the precedent becomes
    more of a norm to stay in front of orders which have not slowed since ordering began.
    I'm not saying that Mustang will settle at 1300 but it might be somewhere around 800/mth.
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