New car sales up, Ford Ranger on top: VFACTS October 2022

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New conveyance income successful October grew 16.9 per cent implicit the aforesaid period past year, to 87,299 units, according to VFACTS manufacture information released today.

It’s the champion October tally since 2018, and indicates that proviso concatenation woes are opening to ease, fixed these income are checked against registrations.

The beardown October tally besides means the year-to-date fig for 2022 – 898,429 income – has pulled up of 2021’s cumulative tally astatine the aforesaid time, by 0.9 per cent.

Toyota topped the marque charts portion Ford finished second, and the Blue Oval brand’s caller Ranger took apical spot arsenic the wide top-selling exemplary for the month.

Most of the maturation past period came from SUVs of each shapes and sizes, up 37.1 per cent wide successful measurement portion capturing 55.5 per cent wide marketplace share.

Light commercialized utes and vans took 24.6 per cent share, portion accepted rider cars (sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, people-movers, coupes and convertibles) managed conscionable 15.3 per cent marketplace share.

Electric cars and hybrids besides did well, capturing 11.3 per cent marketplace stock erstwhile dense commercialized trucks are removed from the equation.

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries main enforcement Tony Weber said this monthly effect was an denotation that car companies were making advancement connected overcoming logistical challenges.

“This October fig is simply a affirmative motion that proviso chains are recovering and consistency is returning to the marketplace, but we inactive person immoderate mode to spell earlier it returns to normal,” Mr Weber said.

“It is important to enactment the continuing, beardown penchant for SUV and Light Commercial vehicles successful Australia. Consumer penchant for these vehicles needs to beryllium considered erstwhile charting immoderate argumentation designed to summation the uptake of zero emanation vehicles.

“This is peculiarly captious fixed the debased availability and precocious terms points of zero and debased emanation models successful these segments. We look guardant to moving with governments to supply applicable guidance connected however emissions from airy vehicles tin beryllium reduced wrong this context.”

Brands

The apical 5 brands each showed beardown growth, not slightest Toyota which was up astir 20 per cent to 18,259 income with a RAV4 transportation spike and the caller Corolla Cross cardinal factors.

Ford was up much than 40 per cent to 7823 and grabbed 2nd spot, with 88 per cent of its measurement coming from the caller Ranger and its Everest SUV spinoff.

Kia nabbed 3rd increasing much than 30 per cent to 6380 sales, successful truthful doing stretching its YTD pb implicit Hyundai to much than 3000 units with 2 months to run.

Stronger months from the Outlander and Triton 4×4 saw Mitsubishi drawback 4th with 42.3 per cent growth, edging Mazda into 5th spot contempt its ain coagulated 11.5 per cent income hike.

Hyundai successful sixth declined 13.5 per cent, though it did decorativeness up of fund marque MG (up 60.4 per cent, with the MG 3 airy car and ZS tiny SUV topping their respective segments).

Volkswagen saw 10 per cent maturation aft a torrid clip with supply, to decorativeness eighth up of Isuzu Ute (up 21.2 per cent), portion MG’s Chinese compatriot GWM (including Haval) grabbed its archetypal apical 10 decorativeness with 45.5 per cent growth, edging retired Subaru (down 15.3 per cent).

At the premium extremity Mercedes-Benz did bushed BMW, but lone erstwhile vans were counted. Apples for Apples, the Bavarian marque won retired with 1918 monthly income versus 1719. Audi recovered 1283 buyers, Tesla 1109 from its Model 3 and Model Y EVs, and Volvo 721.

We’d enactment that Tesla’s October tally – portion adjacent to much than fractional of each BEVs sold – was good down connected the 5969 deliveries recorded successful September. Moving guardant though, Elon Musk has promised a much accordant income cadence alternatively than a glut of deliveries to extremity each quarter.

Smaller standard brands that each grew supra the monthly mean included Suzuki (36.1 per cent), LDV (23.5 per cent), Porsche (187.1 per cent), Renault (20 per cent), Ram Trucks (107.3 per cent), Skoda (35.3 per cent), Land Rover (43 per cent), SsangYong (22.9 per cent), and Chevrolet via GMSV (37.6 per cent).

In a conflict of the caller brands, Cupra edged retired Polestar by the barest of margins with 248 income versus 246, though the second marque sells conscionable the 1 model: the Polestar 2 EV.

The biggest loser for the period was Nissan, down 63.3 per cent, but it has an excuse fixed the new-generation Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder SUVs are conscionable present rolling into dealers – truthful expect a bounce of immoderate assortment earlier the twelvemonth turns.

BrandOctober salesChange implicit Oct ’21
Toyota18,25918.6%
Ford782343.2%
Kia638031.5%
Mitsubishi598242.3%
Mazda577511.5%
Hyundai5289-13.5%
MG503160.4%
Volkswagen31999.9%
Isuzu Ute286521.1%
GWM246245.5%
Subaru2318-15.3%
Mercedes-Benz 2051-17.5%
BMW19180.9%
Suzuki152236.1%
LDV151823.5%
Audi128316.4%
Nissan1247-63.3%
Honda11121.1%
Tesla1109No information from Oct 2021
Volvo72121.6%
Porsche692187.1%
Renault66720.0%
Ram657107.3%
Lexus618-2.4%
Skoda61335.3%
Land Rover48243.0%
Jeep450-10.0%
SsangYong40222.9%
Chevrolet26037.6%
Cupra248No information from Oct 2021
Polestar246No information from Oct 2021
Peugeot182-26.0%
Mini154-20.2%
Genesis125104.9%
Fiat115-55.3%
Jaguar50-21.9%
Maserati42-12.5%
Alfa Romeo3712.1%
Citroen37117.6%
Lamborghini33266.7%
Ferrari31158.3%
Aston Martin110.0%
McLaren1137.5%
Bentley6-57.1%
Rolls-Royce3-25.0%

Models

The apical 20 exemplary database included six mean SUVs, 5 airy commercials (four utes and 1 van/bus), 4 light/small SUVs, 3 large/upper ample SUVs, 1 airy car and 1 tiny car.

  1. Ford Ranger: 5628
  2. Toyota HiLux: 4884
  3. Toyota RAV4: 3222
  4. Mazda CX-5: 2352
  5. MG ZS: 2293
  6. Isuzu D-Max: 1951
  7. Kia Sportage: 1877
  8. MG 3: 1823
  9. Mitsubishi ASX: 1734
  10. Mitsubishi Triton: 1679
  11. Hyundai Tucson: 1654
  12. Mitsubishi Outlander: 1619
  13. Toyota Prado: 1461
  14. Hyundai i30: 1441
  15. Ford Everest: 1271
  16. Toyota LandCruiser wagon: 1217
  17. Tesla Model Y: 1076
  18. Toyota Corolla Cross: 1025
  19. Toyota Yaris Cross: 1019
  20. Toyota HiAce: 977

Segments

  • Micro Cars: Kia Picanto (424), Fiat 500 (11), Mitsubishi Mirage (1)
  • Light Cars nether $25,000: MG 3 (1823), Toyota Yaris (348), Suzuki Swift (294)
  • Light Cars implicit $25,000: Mini Hatch (70), Audi A1 (33), Citroen C3 (1)
  • Small Cars nether $40,000: Hyundai i30 (1441), Toyota Corolla (904), Kia Cerato (788)
  • Small Cars implicit $40,000: Mercedes-Benz A-Class (204), Audi A3 (183), BMW 1 Series (153)
  • Medium Cars nether $60,000: Toyota Camry (601), Mazda 6 (104), Hyundai Sonata (61)
  • Medium Cars implicit $60,000: Mercedes-Benz C-Class (287), Polestar 2 (246), BMW 3 Series (192)
  • Large Cars nether $70,000: Kia Stinger (112), Citroen C5 X (34), Skoda Superb (29)
  • Large Cars implicit $70,000: BMW 5 Series (37), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (29), Audi A6 (21)
  • Upper Large Cars: Mercedes-Benz S-Class (8), BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (6), Mercedes-Benz EQS (5)
  • People Movers: Kia Carnival (757), Hyundai Staria (68), Volkswagen Multivan (60)
  • Sports Cars nether $80,000: Ford Mustang (135), Subaru BRZ (116), BMW 2 Series (50)
  • Sports Cars implicit $80,000: BMW 4 Series (135), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (35), Chevrolet Corvette (12)
  • Sports Cars implicit $200,000: Porsche 911 (53), Ferrari (31), Lamborghini (21)
  • Light SUVs: Toyota Yaris Cross (1019), Mazda CX-3 (852), Suzuki Jimny (567)
  • Small SUVs nether $40,000: MG ZS (2293), Mitsubishi ASX (1734), Toyota Corolla Cross (1025)
  • Small SUVs implicit $40,000: Audi Q3 (625), Volvo XC40 (373), Mercedes-Benz GLA (168)
  • Medium SUVs nether $60,000: Toyota RAV4 (3222), Mazda CX-5 (2352), Kia Sportage (1877)
  • Medium SUVs implicit $60,000: Tesla Model Y (1076), BMW X3 (447), Porsche Macan (368)
  • Large SUVs nether $70,000: Toyota Prado (1461), Ford Everest (1271), Isuzu MU-X (914)
  • Large SUVs implicit $70,000: Land Rover Defender (297), BMW X5 (247), Mercedes-Benz GLE (239)
  • Upper Large SUVs nether $100,000: Toyota LandCruiser Wagon (1217), Nissan Patrol (230)
  • Upper Large SUVs implicit $100,000: Mercedes-Benz GLS (62), Audi Q8 (31), Range Rover (25)

  • Light Vans: Volkswagen Caddy (31), Peugeot Partner (29), Renault Kangoo (6)
  • Medium Vans: Toyota HiAce (781), LDV G10 (239), Ford Transit Custom (215)
  • Large Vans: LDV Deliver 9 (255), Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (189), Volkswagen Crafter (165)
  • Light Buses: Toyota HiAce (196), Toyota Coaster (50), LDV Deliver 9 (9)
  • 4×2 Utes: Toyota HiLux (1392), Ford Ranger (481), Mitsubishi Triton (233)
  • 4×4 Utes: Ford Ranger (5147), Toyota HiLux (3492), Isuzu D-Max (1834)

Miscellaneous

Sales by region

  • New South Wales: 26,869, up 10.2 per cent
  • Victoria: 23,283, up 24.5 per cent
  • Queensland: 18,850, up 16.7 per cent
  • Western Australia: 9050, up 22.5 per cent
  • South Australia: 5564, up 12.4 per cent
  • Tasmania: 1652, up 25.1 per cent
  • Australian Capital Territory: 1305, up 17.3 per cent
  • Northern Territory: 726, up 13.1 per cent

Category breakdown

  • SUV: 48,463 sales, 55.5 per cent marketplace share
  • Light commercials: 21,447 sales, 24.6 per cent marketplace share
  • Passenger cars: 13,321 sales, 15.3 per cent marketplace share
  • Heavy commercials: 4068 sales, 4.7 per cent marketplace share

Top segments by marketplace share

  • Medium SUV: 21.2 per cent
  • 4×4 Utes: 19.1 per cent
  • Small SUV: 14.8 per cent
  • Large SUV: 12.8 per cent
  • Small Car: 6.0 per cent

Sales by purchaser type

  • Private buyers: 47,005, up 27.5 per cent
  • Business fleets: 29,373, up 8.2 per cent
  • Rental fleets: 4982, up 15.3 per cent
  • Government fleets: 1871, down 19.4 per cent

Sales by propulsion oregon substance type

  • Petrol: 45,099
  • Diesel: 28,707
  • Hybrid: 6860
  • Electric: 2098
  • PHEV: 464
  • Hydrogen FCEV: 3

Sales by state of origin

  • Japan: 24,504
  • Thailand: 20,341
  • Korea: 12,413
  • China: 11,113
  • Germany: 3600

Some erstwhile monthly reports

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