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    Australia's new vehicle sales in March hit a record high of units, according to company-provided figures collated by industry peak body.

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    Sitting well behind is its arch rival from BMW, the 4 Series, however, for the month of December specifically the Audi A5 came home in second spot. Holden sales were under a cloud in March, slipping to 10th place for the first time since The top three best-selling SUVs in all categories for December and for all of were as follows: Instagram accounts with the most followers worldwide South Korean car maker Kia came within 32 sales of overtaking Holden for the month — unimaginable just a few years ago.

    Australian car market: Holden slips to 10th place in sales race

    HOLDEN used to account for one in every two cars sold in this country, but less than six months after closing their last Australian factory, sales have hit the skids. We revisit the birthplace of Holden in Port Melbourne and drive one of the last Commodore V8s to the end of the production line in Elizabeth in South Australia. Video by Joshua Dowling. Holden sales were under a cloud in March, slipping to 10th place for the first time since Holden slipped to 10th place on the sales charts in March — its lowest ranking since — representing just one in 20 new cars sold.

    Back in its heyday Holden accounted for almost one in every two cars sold, and led the Australian car market for more than three decades.

    Holden was last Number One 16 years ago, in March was the third month in a row Holden did not have a single vehicle model inside the Top 10 sellers list. The tally of sales for the imported Holden Commodore is less than half that of the locally-made model from the same month last year, while the Equinox SUV is selling at a third of the rate of the superseded Captiva. The imported Holden Commodore is yet to hit its stride.

    South Korean car maker Kia came within 32 sales of overtaking Holden for the month — unimaginable just a few years ago. Utes filled three of the top four sales spots; the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger maintained their first and second places, while the Mitsubishi Triton pulled up in fourth.

    Small cars such as the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 were the third and fifth bestsellers respectively, but sales of both were down compared with the same month last year. Overall, almost , vehicles were reported as sold last month — a March record — according to figures supplied by the car industry lobby group, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries FCAI.

    Contrary to perception, new-car sales figures in Australia are not based on vehicle registrations but on claims made by car companies with figures supplied to the FCAI. The FCAI says cars are not counted twice — but in some cases they may not be registered or delivered to a paying customer until months later. The Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes new-car sales data in the middle of every month, but it is the same data supplied by the FCAI.

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