Sales of new cars in Australia in April fell sharply by 12.2 percent compared to the same month in 2021, as supply restrictions continue to be reflected.
VFACTS sales data recorded 81,065 new car sales in April, with monthly sales declining in all states and territories. From the beginning of the year (since the beginning of the year) at one third of the calendar year sales amounted to 343,501, which is a modest 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.
Toyota led the market with 17,956 cars sold and a solid market share of 22.2%. Mazda took second place (7378), ahead of Mitsubishi (6463), Kia (6180) and Hyundai (5552).
The Toyota HiLux, as usual, was the best-selling model (4493), while the Ford Ranger took second place, despite the inevitable transition to a brand new version (3581). The Toyota RAV4 was third (3373), the Mazda CX-5 fourth (2701) and the Isuzu D-Max fifth (2374).
“We know that [result] it is not a reflection of the demand for new cars in the market, ”said Tony Weber, executive director of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry.
“This is a reflection of the global automotive industry’s ability to supply vehicles not only to the Australian market but to all markets around the world.
“Car manufacturers continue to suffer from a shortage of microprocessor units, which affects their ability to boost production to pre-pandemic levels.
“COVID-19 continues to affect production and supply, especially where plants have been forced to close and transport operations have not yet fully resumed. This is reflected in the increase in delivery time of new cars.
Supply restrictions, which the FCAI calls responsible for a disappointing month of sales, are paramount for most OEMs. Just yesterday we spoke to Nissan Australia chief Adam Patterson, who said:
“I would like to tell our dealer partners that there was no volatility in terms of production and supply. [But] there is definitely volatility and we are far from supply problems.
“We expected in the middle of this calendar year to normalize supplies, [but] it’s not a reality. “
Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi were in the lead, despite all the double-digit sales declines, while Kia warned of this trend and took fourth place, ahead of its sister brand Hyundai both in a month and since the beginning of the year.
Ford was sixth, MG seventh, Isuzu Ute eighth, despite selling only two models, while Mercedes-Benz and Nissan topped the top 10.
Brands that showed growth by warning the market included Citroen (eightfold growth on a tiny base), Renault (impressive growth of 103.4 percent according to the new Ateco distribution), Ram Trucks (converted to right-hand drive locally, an increase of 86 , 4 percent). cents), and local Chevrolet RHD converter sold by GMSV, up 62.2 percent.
The biggest sales hits in percentage terms included Subaru (down 52.4%), Volkswagen (up 44.9%), Peugeot (up 44.4%), Jeep (up 42.4%), Nissan (down 41.4%). 4%). ), Lexus (down 39.2 percent) and Honda (37.2 percent).
Utes again dominated the sales charts, taking three of the top five, while the two middle SUVs split in half.
The list of the top 20 includes mostly familiar nameplates, though the MG HS first appeared after a huge monthly selection by its standards.
The total composition of the top 20 was five vets, five medium SUVs, three large SUVs, three small SUVs, three small cars and one light car.
In the top 20 products with the Toyota brand took five places, ahead of Mitsubishi with four. MG and Mazda had three of the top 20 – in the case of MG, that means all its models.
- Microcars: Kia Picanto (555), Mitsubishi Mirage (52), Fiat 500 (42)
- Cars up to $ 25,000: MG 3 (1615), Suzuki Baleno (991), Kia Rio (472)
- Cars over $ 25,000: Mini Hatch (108), Audi A1 (31), Citroen C3 (9)
- Small cars up to $ 40,000: Toyota Corolla (2202), Hyundai i30 (2071), Kia Cerato (1007)
- Small cars over $ 40,000: Mercedes-Benz A-Class (267), BMW 1 Series (105), Audi A3 (86)
- Average cars up to $ 60,000: Toyota Camry (519), Skoda Octavia (182), Mazda 6 (135)
- Average cars over $ 60,000: Mercedes-Benz C-Class (477), BMW 3 Series (212), Mercedes-Benz CLA (129)
- Big cars up to $ 70,000: Kia Stinger (316), Skoda Superb (79)
- Big cars over $ 70,000: Porsche Taycan (58), Audi A6 (26), BMW 5 Series (25)
- Top big cars: Mercedes-Benz S-Class (14), Chrysler 300 (13), BMW 7 Series (8)
- Drivers: Kia Carnival (483), Hyundai Staria (92), Honda Odyssey (31)
- Sports cars up to $ 80,000: Ford Mustang (97), Subaru BRZ (83), Mazda MX-5 (28)
- Sports cars over $ 80,000: BMW 4 Series (58), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (28), Audi A5 (20)
- Sports cars over $ 200,000: Porsche 911 (40), Ferrari series (15), two-door Bentley series (10)
- Light SUVs: Kia Stonic (949), Hyundai Venue (576), Volkswagen T-Cross (491)
- Small SUVs less than $ 40,000: MG ZS (1923), Mitsubishi ASX (1300), Mazda CX-30 (1175)
- Small SUVs over $ 40,000: Volvo XC40 (388), Audi Q3 (262), Mercedes-Benz GLA (250)
- Medium SUVs up to $ 60,000: Toyota RAV4 (3373), Mazda CX-5 (2701), Kia Sportage (1327)
- Average SUVs over $ 60,000: BMW X3 (483), Mercedes-Benz GLC (397), Volvo XC60 (376)
- Large SUVs less than $ 70,000: Toyota Prado (1631), Toyota Kluger (1381), Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (1124)
- Large SUVs over $ 70,000: BMW X5 (184), Mercedes-Benz GLE (178), Land Rover Defender (152)
- Top big SUVs less than $ 100,000: Toyota LandCruiser Wagon (829), Nissan Patrol (275)
- Top big SUVs over $ 100,000: Lexus LX (80), BMW X7 (64), Mercedes-Benz GLS (51)
- Light vans: Renault Kangoo (73), Volkswagen Caddy (57), Peugeot Partner (29)
- Medium vans: Toyota HiAce (657), Hyundai Staria Load (321), LDV G10 (224)
- Large vans: LDV Deliver 9 (319), Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (280), Renault Master (95)
- Light buses: Toyota HiAce (192), LDV Deliver 9 (19), Toyota Coaster (13)
- 4 × 2 Utes: Toyota HiLux (1052), Isuzu D-Max (643), Mitsubishi Triton (251)
- 4 × 4 Utes: Toyota HiLux (3441), Ford Ranger (3361), Mitsubishi Triton (2106)
Sales by region
- New South Wales: 25,432, down 12.7 percent
- Victoria: 21,339, down 11.0 percent
- Queensland: 17,424, down 11.2 percent
- Western Australia: 7,896, down 20.4 percent
- South Australia: 5,459, down 6.2 percent
- Tasmania: 1,466, down 7.9 percent
- The capital of Australia: 1201, down 14.1 percent
- Northern Territory: 848, down 4.8 percent
Breakdown by category
- SUV: 42,370 sales, market share 52.3 percent
- Light advertising: 19,636 sales, market share 24.2 percent
- Cars: 15,444 sales, market share 19.1 percent
- Heavy advertising: 3615 sales, market share 4.5 percent
Top segments by market share
- Average SUV: 20.1 percent
- 4 × 4 Utes: 18.6 percent
- Large SUV: 13.4 percent
- Small SUV: 12.6 percent
- Small car: 8.1 percent
Sales by type of buyers
- Private buyers: 43,237, down 8.9 percent
- Business parks: 27,157, down 17.6 percent
- Rent: 4,976, down 20.4 percent
- State fleet: 2,080, down 9.8 percent
Sales by type of engine or fuel
- Gasoline: 41,796, down 16.1 percent
- Diesel: 27,882, down 10.1 percent
- Hybrid: 6,277, down 17.2 percent
- Electric: 866
- PHEV: 628, up 153.2 percent
- Hydrogen FCEV: 1
Sales by country of origin
- Japan: 24,353 units, down 30.1 percent
- Thailand: 19,271 units, down 8.6 percent
- Korea: 12,137 units, up 2.2 percent
- China: 8,284 units, up 47.0 percent
- USA: 2959, an increase of 32.3 percent
Preliminary monthly reports
- Sales of new cars in Australia in March 2022 (VFACTS)
- February 2022 New car sales in Australia (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in January 2022 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in December 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in November 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in October 2021 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in September 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in August 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in July 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in June 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in May 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in April 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in March 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in February 2021 (VFACTS)
- Sales of new cars in Australia in January 2021 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in December 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in November 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in October 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in September 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in August 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in July 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in June 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in May 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in April 2020 (VFACTS)
- New car sales in Australia in March 2020 (VFACTS)
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