4 March 2010
February sees continued growth
New car sales have for the second month in a row exceeded 2009 volumes.
February has seen both new car and commercial registrations above 2009 volumes, with passenger cars up 13.3% on the same month last year. Commercial vehicle registrations showed a similar trend being up 7.4% on February 2009 and also up 23.1% on January 2010.
For the month there were 4,302 new cars and 1,357 new commercial vehicles.
Mr Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the MIA said “these numbers are further proof of the confidence expressed last month – that the motor industry is on a steadily improving path with better results yet to come.”
Breaking down February numbers; in the commercial vehicle sector Toyota led (438 units) followed by Ford (204 units) and Nissan (142 units) in third place. With passenger cars Toyota continued in first place (551 units), followed by Holden (433 units) and Ford third (402 units). Year to date for overall sales Toyota leads (2,479 units), Holden takes out second spot (1,356 units) and Ford in third place (1,216 units).
The small car segment took out the top two places in the most popular model with Suzuki Swift selling 234 units, followed by the Mazda 3 with 197 units, just two registrations ahead of Holden Commodore with 195 units.
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