The team at Hyundai Australia are celebrating two big achievements in October - the South Korean brand had the top-selling vehicle in Australia - the i30, and leapfrogged rivals, Mazda, into second place overall.
But it could be the stunning debut sales for the new edition to the line-up, the Kona, that has Hyundai execs smiling the most.
Coming into a crowded small SUV market, VFACTS data shows Hyundai‘s debut crossover offering managed 857 sales in its first month.
And the team at Nissan will be hoping the just arrived updated Nissan Patrol can perform better than the outgoing version - the Nissan offering found just 20 customers in the month, that total well behind Toyota‘s long dominant LandCruiser (1,117 +14.9%).
Though there was better news for an other recently updated offering - the 370Z.
The sports model increased sales by 9.4% in the month with 35 customer deliveries.
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