New car gross sales remained regular in April 2023

Australia’s automotive trade delivered 82,137 automobiles throughout April 2023, which represents a 1.3% enhance (1072) on the identical interval in 2022 (81,065). 

There have been 22 promoting days in April 2023 in comparison with 23 in April 2022 and this resulted in a rise of 208.9 car gross sales per day.

The passenger car market is down by 253 car gross sales (-1.6%) over the identical month final 12 months; the sports activities utility market is up by 3661 car gross sales
(8.6%); the sunshine industrial market is down by 2576 car gross sales (-13.1%) and the heavy industrial car market is up by 240 car gross sales (6.6%) versus April 2022.

Toyota was market chief in April, adopted by Mazda and Kia. Toyota led Mazda with a margin of 5103vehicle gross sales and 6.2 market share factors.

“Electrical automobiles accounted for 8% of gross sales in April. That is nicely up from 1.1% recorded in April 2022. In case you take all types of electrification, that quantity has elevated from 9.5% to fifteen.4%, and we all know that this quantity would have been bigger had the trade not confronted world provide challenges,” FCAI chief government Tony Weber says.

“It’s price noting that 5 out of the highest ten fashions bought in April provide some type of electrification.”

SUVs and light-weight industrial automobiles accounted for 76.8% of gross sales in April. Passenger automobiles accounted for 18.5%, and heavy industrial 4.7%.

Authorities and Enterprise fleet gross sales elevated by 8.1% and a couple of.9%, respectively. Rental gross sales recorded a decline of 11.4%.  

12 months to this point, gross sales of automobiles sourced from China have elevated 68.5% with 13,426 automobiles bought in April. Japan stays Australia’s largest supply of automobiles (22,304). Thailand is our second largest (15,886) and Korea fourth (12,952). 

Gross sales within the ACT elevated by 5% in comparison with the identical month final 12 months, with 1261 automobiles bought; Queensland, 4.4% (18,188); Victoria, 4.2% (22,226); and Western Australia, 5.2% (8303). 

Gross sales in New South Wales decreased by 1.5% (25,040); Northern Territory, 10.3% (761); and Tasmania, 13.3% (1271).

Toyota led the market with 12,029 automobiles, then Mazda (6926), Kia (6200), Hyundai (5732) and Ford (5047).  

The Ford Ranger was the best promoting mannequin with 3567 gross sales, adopted by the Toyota Hilux (3526), Toyota RAV4 (2198), Tesla Mannequin Y (2095) and Hyundai i30 (2029).