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Toyota has become the first company in almost 30 years to achieve the automotive sales "triple crown" - number one in overall sales, number one in passenger cars and number one in commercial vehicles.
Toyota achieved the coveted treble while setting a new outright record of 213,847 vehicle sales in 2006, according to official VFacts figures.
Last year was the tenth time Toyota has been overall market leader - including the past four years in a row - but only the first time it has achieved the triple crown.
The last company to win the triple crown was GM-Holden in 1978.
Four of the top 10 selling vehicles in 2006 were Toyotas - Corolla, which became Australia's second most popular car, HiLux (4th), Camry (6th) and Yaris (7th).
Toyota was the top-selling marque in passenger cars for the first time, selling 114,775 cars.
The fuel-efficient four-cylinder Corolla, Camry and Yaris models dominated these sales.
Toyota, which has led the commercial vehicle market since 1979, was number one again with a record total of 99,072.
Demand for Toyota in 2006 was up 5.4 per cent on the company's previous all-time record of 202,817 vehicles, set in 2005.
The company was the sales leader every month and set new sales records in eight months.
Toyota beat GM-Holden by a record 67,336 vehicles and its lead over Ford was 98,882 vehicles.
Toyota sales records were set by Yaris, Prius, HiLux, HiAce and RAV4.
Toyota was the top-selling brand in the light (Yaris), small (Corolla) and medium (Camry) car markets; the compact (RAV4) and large (LandCruiser wagon) SUV segments; light buses (HiAce); vans (HiAce); and pick-up/cab-chassis 4x2 (HiLux) and 4x4 (HiLux).
The new V6 Aurion large car, introduced late in the year, has had a strong sales start as well as winning two major awards - Australia's Best Large Car from the motoring clubs and Large Car of the Year from the Fairfax Drive
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