Holden may not have beaten Toyota in the race to sell the most vehicles in March but they certainly have plenty of positives to take out of the month. Sales of Holden vehicles were up 28% on the same time last year several of their vehicles topped their individual categories.
Holden sold a total of 11,795 vehicles during March and the Commodore was the best selling car overall with 4,209 being sold during the month … the most number of Commodores sold sold in any single month since March 2007.
Captiva SUV was another big seller for Holden during March with 1455 delivered. It was the best month for the Captiva since its introduction in 2006 and the highest sales figures ever achieved for any Holden SUV.
The Holden Barina also had its best March sales ever with 1213 units sold during the month.
I sometimes wonder why Australians stay so loyal to the Holden brand … especially our homegrown Commodore. There’s certainly no doubt that it’s a great product and it could be the basis for further development by GM but if you’re looking for creature comforts you can get so much more for your money if you buy something other than a Commodore.
It’s been a long time since I’ve driven a Commodore but tomorrow I pick up a Berlina Sportswagon for a week’s test drive so maybe I’ll discover why it is that Commodore remains so popular here in Australia.