Australia’s automotive industry continued its streak of record breaking new vehicle sales, setting an all time record for May.

A total of 111,099 vehicles were sold in May, passing last year’s figure of 105,694 which previously was the best May result on record.

Year to date sales of 512,753 units are up 55,920 vehicles compared to the same period last year (456,833).

FCAI chief executive Tony Weber said another record breaking month underscored the ongoing strength of the industry.

“The continued growth highlights consumer confidence and the industry’s ability to meet diverse needs of Australian motorists despite current economic challenges,” he said.

“The Australian market is one of the most open and competitive in the world which supply consumers with a wide choice of vehicle across all segments and price categories.”

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Toyota was market leader with sales of 23,389, followed by Ford (8,806), Mazda (8,002), Kia (7,504) and Hyundai (6,495).

The Ford Ranger was Australia’s top selling vehicle with sales of 5,912, followed by the Toyota HiLux (5,702), Toyota RAV4 (5,517) Isuzu Ute D-Max (2,612) and Toyota Landcruiser (2,578).