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Australians buy record number of cars in 2013

English.news.cn   2014-01-06 12:32:50            

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Australians bought a record number of 1.14 million cars in 2013, figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed on Monday.

The FCAI said Toyota Corolla was the top-selling car in 2013 market in Australia, with 43,498 sales recorded nation-wide during the year, followed by the Mazda3 (42,082), Toyota HiLux (39,931), Hyundai i30 (30,582) and Holden Commodore (27,766).

Toyota also took the title of top selling brand with 18.9 percent of the market.

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said passenger cars remained the most popular, accounting for 49.9 percent of the market.

"However, this is a slight decrease compared to 2012, where passenger cars held 51.7 percent of the market," Weber said in a statement.

"The SUV (sports utility vehicles) and light commercial segments increased their share of the market in 2013, holding 29.4 and 18 percent, respectively, compared to 27.6 and 17.8 percent in 2012."

The Australian-made Holden Commodore, Toyota Camry and Holden Cruze were all in the top ten list for sales in 2013, the FCAI said.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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