The automobiles Australians are loving proper now

Australians are on monitor to purchase extra new automobiles this 12 months than every other so far.

A couple of million new automobiles discovered a brand new house by way of the primary 10 months of this 12 months regardless of elevated value of residing pressures and a steep rise within the value of recent automobiles throughout the previous 18 months.

Greater than 106,000 autos discovered a brand new house in October, which helped the market hit the 1 million mark for the primary time this early within the 12 months.

Head of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Tony Weber, says the report gross sales figures exhibits provide is returning to regular after years of upheaval.

“After some difficult years by way of Covid, this milestone speaks to the vary of autos obtainable to customers, affirming Australia’s place as one of many world’s most dynamic and aggressive markets. It additionally displays vastly improved provide chains,” says Weber

These are the automobiles which can be trending up and what’s heading down.



Toyota’s luxurious offshoot Lexus is on a tear this 12 months with gross sales up greater than 109 per cent in October and its gross sales have greater than doubled for the 12 months so far in comparison with the identical interval in 2022.

Main the cost is the Lexus NX mid-size SUV, the posh model of the favored Toyota RAV4. The brand new massive RX SUV has additionally been a robust vendor for the model.

It isn’t the one luxurious model having a superb 12 months, gross sales of Audi and BMW had been each up in October and for the 12 months so far.


Australia’s second favorite automobile maker had a unbelievable October notching up greater than 9300 gross sales.

This represented a greater than 61 per cent improve in comparison with October, 2022.

Gross sales had been up throughout all fashions within the Japanese model’s line-up with massive jumps for the CX-30 small SUV, BT-50 ute, and the arrival of the all-new CX-60 and CX-90 SUVs helped enhance gross sales additional.

Mazda’s complete gross sales for the 12 months are up greater than 6 per cent, which is a robust consequence contemplating Toyota – Australia’s greatest promoting automobile model – has skilled a gross sales decline of greater than 19,000 autos to this point this 12 months as provide constraints proceed to chew.


Chinese language manufacturers are now not area of interest.

Makers similar to MG, BYD and Haval have gotten family names on Australian roads.

It’s not simply Chinese language owned manufacturers which can be benefiting from China’s rising automobile dominance.

Many European and American automobile corporations now produce most of their autos for Australia in China.

All Teslas despatched to Australia are in-built China as are electrical fashions from massive names similar to BMW and Volvo. Polestars are additionally constructed within the manufacturing powerhouse.

This has resulted in China now being the third largest exporter of automobiles to Australia behind Japan and Thailand, the latter is the place most dual-cab utes are produced.


Sedans and hatchbacks

Not a single sedan or hatchback appeared within the prime 10 gross sales record in October.

As an alternative Aussies flocked to massive dual-cab utes and high-riding SUVs. The Ford Ranger (6215), Toyota HiLux (5766) and Isuzu D-Max (3198) utes had been the three greatest promoting autos in October.

SUVs and large four-wheel drives took out the subsequent seven spots.

The Toyota Corolla was the very best promoting non ute and SUV registering 1746 gross sales by way of October.

General gross sales of hatchbacks and sedans now characterize lower than one in 5 new automobiles offered, which is a far cry from a decade in the past once they had been the primary selection for a lot of patrons.

Electrical automobiles

Gross sales of electrical automobiles dipped in October and solely accounted for five.7 per cent of recent autos offered prior to now month.

This slowing of gross sales is most definitely because of a poor consequence from Tesla. The American model delivered lower than 2000 autos in October, which is properly down on the 5000-plus it offered in September.

Gross sales of electrical automobiles are nonetheless up greater than 200 per cent for the 12 months and account for greater than seven per cent of gross sales for the 12 months so far.


The Japanese model has utterly revitalised its vary prior to now 24 months launching new petrol and hybrid variations of the Civic small automobile, HR-V, ZR-V and CR-V SUVs.

Regardless of this gross sales are down greater than 12 per cent in October and 10.5 per cent for the 12 months so far.

The model’s native boss Carolyn McMahon just lately informed media on the launch of the brand new CR-V SUV that offer can be tremendously improved within the remaining months of this 12 months and it will allow them to clear the backlog of orders on the books.

This factors to an improved finish to the 12 months however regardless of this the model will probably be a good distance off the 20,000 annual gross sales goal it set itself a number of years in the past.

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