Toy­ota leads in­dus­try to near-record sales

Shepparton News - Shepparton Car Weekly - - SHEPPARTON CAR WEEKLY -

Toy­ota has led the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try to fi­nan­cial-year sales ex­ceed­ing 1.1 mil­lion for only the sec­ond time on record, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial fig­ures.

In­dus­try sales of more than 1.12 mil­lion in 2013–14, while marginally lower than the all-time high of 1.13 mil­lion ve­hi­cles sold in the pre­vi­ous fi­nan­cial year, were well ahead of the 1.06 mil­lion to­tal achieved in 2011–12.

The sales count shows Toy­ota’s deal­ers again de­liv­ered more than 200 000 sales in the lat­est fi­nan­cial year to June 30, giv­ing it a mar­gin ex­ceed­ing 90 000 ve­hi­cles over its near­est ri­val.

Toy­ota re­sults were boosted by a strong end-of-fi­nan­cial-year per­for­mance in June, top­ping 20 808 sales for the month and more than 101 000 for the first six months of this cal­en­dar year.

In June, Corolla was Aus­tralia’s best-sell­ing car for the fourth con­sec­u­tive month with 4648 sales, its high­est monthly re­sult since De­cem­ber 2010 and its best June in six years.

The HiLux work­horse was run­nerup na­tion­ally with 4276 sales, mak­ing June the sixth time in the past 15 months the two pop­u­lar Toy­ota ve­hi­cles have achieved the quinella.

Toy­ota’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor sales and mar­ket­ing Tony Cramb said the in­dus­try con­tin­ued to achieve strong sales, track­ing above 1.1 mil­lion sales in 2014 af­ter a near-record June tally of 118 309 sales.

“Aus­tralia’s au­to­mo­tive sec­tor re­mains re­mark­ably buoy­ant with al­most 560 000 ve­hi­cles sold so far this year — the sec­ond high­est to­tal ever achieved in the first half of a cal­en­dar year,” Mr Cramb said. “The Jan­uary-June to­tal is within just 2.5 per cent of the all­time record set last year, which is an ex­cel­lent re­sult in the face of tough federal and state govern­ment bud­gets and a na­tional econ­omy that is in a tran­si­tion phase,” he said.

“The out­look for new-ve­hi­cle sales is pos­i­tive with the cer­tainty of an­other full-year to­tal well in ex­cess of one mil­lion ve­hi­cles and Toy­ota con­tribut­ing at least 200 000 of those sales.”

Toy­ota’s first-half sales of 101 105 ve­hi­cles were 78 per cent higher than its near­est com­peti­tor, with no other brand hav­ing reached 60 000 sales.

Other high­lights for Toy­ota in the first half of 2014 in­clude RAV4 with a record 9327 de­liv­er­ies — 22.1 per cent higher than at the same stage last year.

For a full run­down on the com­plete Toy­ota range, call into Shep­par­ton Toy­ota, Mel­bourne Road. Or call the show­room on 5823 1301.

Corolla was Aus­tralia’s best-sell­ing car for the fourth con­sec­u­tive month with 4648 sales

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