Toyota Corolla automobiles are selling like hot cakes in Australia. This car brand could propel the company to the coveted position as the best-selling car in the country, an accomplishment enjoyed by Toyota for almost a decade now.
Reports claimed both Toyota Corolla and HiLux are topping the charts in Australia with the highest sales. These brands have also reached similar feats in April, May and June this year.
In September 2013, Toyota Corolla became Australia's best-selling car with 3,443 units sold. Other Toyota vehicles to lead the segments in September were locally built Camry and the fully imported 86, LandCruiser 200 Series, HiAce van and HiAce bus.
Toyota has shown growth in September 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. The company has sold 17,500 units or 1.1 percent higher than the same month last year.
Toyota's total sales, including Corolla, from January 2013 to September 2013 was around 158,793 units. This made the company a frontrunner as the best-selling automotive brand in Australia for the 11th consecutive year.
The good sales record comes at a time when there were concerns about proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax on motor vehicles by the government.
"The new government's announcement means the tax treatment of salary sacrifice, novated leases and company-owned vehicles remains unchanged from the system that has worked effectively for many years," said Tony Cramb, executive director of sales and marketing.
Earlier, Australia held elections where Tony Abbott's Liberal Party defeated the Labour Party led by Kevin Rudd. One of the hot issues they debated on was economic downturn. For Toyota, the government policy may have increased its sales, especially for Corolla. The company said after some slowdown in sales, the figures from fleet customers have shown improvement.
Will the new sales figures firmly put the recession behind? Can the company look forward to a brighter future in Australia? Or will the global economic concerns dampen the high spirits of the company? These we have yet to see in the coming days.
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