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6th June, 2010

  • Holden May sales up 24 per cent on last year
  • Commodore is Australia’s best-selling car
  • Best ever May sales for Captiva

Holden achieved its fifth consecutive month of growth, with a 24 per cent increase in sales in May compared to the same month last year, according to figures released last week by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

Impressive Commodore sales helped drive the result with 3,899 vehicles sold in May, making it the country’s best-selling car for the month and year to date.

Holden’s Executive Director of Sales and Marketing John Elsworth said Holden’s sales growth outpaced the industry with Australians purchasing a total of 11,381 Holden vehicles last month to give the brand a market share of 12.8 per cent.

“People continue to respond to our diverse model range across Commodore Sedan and Sportwagon. It goes to show that Commodore offers the practicality, great looks and improved fuel efficiency that customers need and want today,” Mr Elsworth said.

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“This is what makes Commodore Australia’s favourite car.”

Holden also recorded its best May sales result for the Captiva range and an historic best-ever SUV sales result for the month.

“Captiva sales were up more than 100 per cent from the same month last year, with 1,411 vehicles sold. Customers are attracted to the great all-round package the Captiva represents with great style, value and functionality,” he said.

Other strong-performing Holden car lines in May included Cruze, which, with 2,484 units sold is the fifth best-selling car in the country and Colorado (1,257 units sold, including 4X2 and 4X4 variants).

“Showroom interest in the Commodore - as well as the Cruze, Captiva and Colorado - remains high and customers can be assured of outstanding value on our entire range of vehicles as we draw near to the end of the financial year.”


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