Everyone for Golf
It’s one thing coming fifth, it’s another being beaten by a German
that keep the Commodore at or towards the top, it’s regularly outranked by Toyota’s Corolla and Hilux and the Mazda3.
But in red October, Volkswagen’s Golf played admiral to the Commodore. In the week the Strayan icon’s locally produced future was questioned, the numbers confirm it was beaten outright by a European for what is thought to be the first time.
On a more positive note for the General, its Cruze sedan delivered another solid performance with 2805 sales locking down sixth spot. Holden will be salivating at the prospect of a significant boost at year’s end courtesy of the just-launched Cruze hatch.
Of course, Golf’s stunning 3337 sales, largely on the back of a nationwide driveaway deal, isn’t likely to be repeated in a hurry. It posted a 169 per cent increase on the same month of the previous year, a return that’s rarer than the sound of mirth at a Falcon dealer.
Red October: The month VW’S Golf played admiral
to the Commodore