Sales of new vehicles in Australia ended 2014 by delivering sales over the 1 million mark for the third straight year, according to a Reuters report.

For all of 2014, sales totalled 1.11 million which was 2 percent lower than for 2013, according to the report.

However, sales of light commercial vehicles rose 2.4 percent, while heavy vehicles increased by 5.0 percent, according to the report.

For December, Toyota Motor Corp retained first place on the sales ladder with an increased share of 19.6 percent. Mazda Motor Corp advanced to second spot with 9.0 percent, followed by the local Holden unit of General Motors Co at 8.0 percent. Hyundai Motor Co took 7.9 percent, while Mitsubishi Motors enjoyed another strong month with 7.7 percent of all sales. Ford trailed with 6.1 percent, according to the report.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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