Hilux leads August’s report breaking new car gross sales determine

The Toyota Hilux was Australia’s best-selling new car in August 2023 recording 5762 gross sales in a record-breaking month.

It was adopted by the Ford Ranger (5760), Toyota RAV4 (3317), Isuzu Ute D-Max (3281) and MG ZS (3193). 

New car gross sales achieved the very best August end result but on report as Australian clients took supply of 109,966 new automobiles, a 15.4% enhance on the identical interval in 2022. 

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) chief government Tony Weber says back-to-back months of record-breaking new automotive gross sales was constructive information for automotive producers and shoppers. 

“The Australian automotive sector continues to exhibit its energy, with August recording unprecedented gross sales figures, reflecting each a excessive degree of demand from Australians and improved provide of automobiles,” Weber says. 

“12 months up to now gross sales have elevated 9.9% which is a greater indicator of the underlying energy of the market,” he says.

Weber says that electrical automobiles accounted for six.4% of gross sales and hybrid automobiles accounted for 10.5% of gross sales in August. 

“As shoppers proceed to embrace low emissions applied sciences we’re seeing development in electrical, plug-in and hybrid car gross sales. Greater than 1 in 6 automobiles offered within the month of August featured low emissions applied sciences.” 

Gross sales throughout each State and Territory elevated this month in contrast with August 2022. 

Gross sales within the Australian Capital Territory by 21.5% (1713); New South Wales 13.6% (34,655); Queensland 7.8% (23,049); South Australia 21.9% (6952); Tasmania 14.4% (1843); Victoria 16.3% (29,126); Western Australia 32.5% (11,637) and Northern Territory 21.4% (991). 

Toyota was the very best promoting marque with 22,321 gross sales. Mazda adopted with 8458 then Ford (7898), Hyundai (6513) and Kia (6510). 

VFACTS AUGUST 2023 Abstract by Class: 

Key Factors: 

  • The August 2023 market of 109,966 new car gross sales is a rise of 14,710
    car gross sales or 15.4% in opposition to August 2022 (95,256). There have been 26.8 promoting days
    in each August 2023 and August 2022 and this resulted in a rise of 548.9 car gross sales per day. 
  • The Passenger Car Market is down by 661 car gross sales (-3.3%) over the identical month final yr; the Sports activities Utility Market is up by 13,742 car gross sales
    (28.3%); the Mild Business Market is up by 1,559 car gross sales (6.9%) and the Heavy Business Car Market is up by 70 car gross sales (1.7%) versus August 2022. 
  • Toyota was market chief in August, adopted by Mazda and Ford. Toyota led Mazda with a margin of 13,863 car gross sales and 12.6 market share factors.