June 2017 VFACTS: New vehicle sales records tumble

New vehicle sales hit a monthly record high of 134,171 units in June, an increase of 4.4 per cent over the previous high – achieved during the same month in 2016, which had the same number of selling-days.

The sales bonanza takes year-to-date (YTD) sales to 599,552 units, overtaking 2016’s high-water mark. Australians have never bought and/or sold more new vehicles than they are right now.

Reflecting the annual trend, SUVs (38.3 per cent market share) finished ahead of passenger cars (37.7) in June, and ahead of light commercial vehicles (21.1), which nevertheless showed the biggest growth.

Reflecting this, the two most popular vehicles once again were the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, which comprehensively outdid the Toyota Corolla and – in a shock result – the Hyundai Tucson.


Top brands for June 2017

The top brand was Toyota on 24,546 for 11 per cent growth, almost double the next contender in Mazda (12,501, just ahead for an all-time brand record). Rounding out the top five were Hyundai (12,251, about even), Holden (9273, down a worrying 18.5 per cent) and Mitsubishi (9266, up 6 per cent).

Next in line were Ford (8863, up 6.5 per cent), Kia, (6737, up a massive 30 per cent), Nissan (6690, slightly down), Volkswagen (6447, up about 9 per cent) and Honda (5412, up 3 per cent).

Knocking on the door were Subaru (5201, up 1.3 per cent) and Mercedes-Benz (4920, up 25 per cent, with 700-odd being AMGs), while rugged battler Isuzu had a belter (3566, up 51 per cent thanks to upgraded models) to beat out BMW (2630, down 20 per cent) and Audi (2153, down 5 per cent).

Next were Suzuki (2077), Jeep (1262), Renault (1206), Lexus (1080) and Land Rover (1063).

Smaller-scale brands that grew beyond the overall market average include: Alfa Romeo (148, up 85 per cent), Fiat (308, up 30 per cent), Infiniti (75, up 25 per cent), Jaguar (258, up 13 per cent), Jeep (1262, up 6 per cent) and LDV (304, up 91 per cent).

Also good were Lexus (1080, up 7 per cent), Mini (403, up 13 per cent), Porsche (508, up 12 per cent), Skoda (594, up 24 per cent), Suzuki (2077, up 6.5 per cent) and Volvo Car (562, up 21 per cent).

High-roller brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren also posted double-digit growth.

Notable brands that struggled to match the market boom and went backwards on their June 2016 numbers were: Chrysler (30, down 42 per cent), Citroen (51, down 53 per cent), Fiat Professional (136, down 12 per cent), Land Rover (1063, down 21 per cent) and Renault (1206, down 12.5 per cent).


Top models for June 2017

As has become rather commonplace, the Toyota HiLux (5461) and Ford Ranger (5051) were easily the market’s top sellers, ahead of the dependable Toyota Corolla in third (3830).

Fourth was a staggering result – the Hyundai Tucson coming from nowhere to reset the SUV record with 3741, thanks to regular $27,990 drive-away deals on the Active, plus a four-day window where there was a guaranteed $1000 discount.

Next was the Mazda 3 (3490), new Hyundai i30 (3471), fleet-friendly Toyota Camry (3191), Mitsubishi Triton (2995), Mazda CX-5 (2487) and Toyota RAV4 (2460).

This means that of the top-ten sellers, three were utes, three were medium SUVs, three were small cars and one was a medium car.

The top 20 also comprised the Kia Cerato (2452), Holden Colorado (2411), Isuzu D-Max (2388), Mitsubishi Outlander (2317), Volkswagen Golf (2300), Nissan Navara (2268), Mitsubishi ASX (2247), Toyota LandCruiser 70 and 200 Series combined (2170), Nissan X-Trail (2026) and in 20th spot, the Holden Commodore (2054).


Winners in key segments

SEGMENT

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Light car

Hyundai Accent – 1874

Mazda 2 – 1399

Toyota Yaris – 1299

Small car

Toyota Corolla – 3830

Mazda 3 – 3490

Hyundai i30 – 3471

Medium car

Toyota Camry – 3191

Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 993

Mercedes-Benz CLA – 389

Large car

Holden Commodore – 2054

Toyota Aurion – 459

Skoda Superb – 123

Sports car

Ford Mustang – 1276

Hyundai Veloster – 322

Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 272

Small SUV

Mitsubishi ASX – 2247

Mazda CX-3 – 1974

Honda HR-V – 1606

Medium SUV

Hyundai Tucson – 3741

Mazda CX-5 – 2487

Toyota RAV4 – 2460

Medium SUV luxury

Land Rover Discovery Sport – 517

BMW X3 – 448

Lexus NX – 434

Large SUV

Toyota Prado – 1971

Toyota Kluger – 1464

Subaru Outback – 1180

Large SUV luxury

BMW X5 – 359

Mercedes-Benz GLE – 315

Audi Q7 – 304

Vans

Toyota HiAce – 840

Hyundai iLoad – 684

Volkswagen Transporter – 300

4×2 utes

Toyota HiLux – 1523

Isuzu D-Max – 645

Mazda BT-50 – 607

4×4 utes

Ford Ranger – 4449

Toyota HiLux – 3938

Mitsubishi Triton – 2657


Miscellaneous data

  • All states and territories, except Western Australia, produced sales increases.
  • Victoria lead the way with an 8.7 per cent sales growth over June 2016. SA grew 7.9 per cent, NT by 7.5 per cent, followed by Queensland (up 5.5 per cent), Tasmania (up 5.4 per cent), NSW (up 2.1 per cent) and the ACT (up 0.7 per cent). WA sales declined by 5.5 per cent.
  • The five most popular vehicle segments by market share were small cars (18.6 per cent), medium SUVs (16.4), 4×4 utes (15.0), large SUVs (11.5) and small SUVs (9.3).
  • Buyer types: private (68,150), business fleets (52,039), rental (6387) and government (3716).
  • Top import sources were Japan (36,440), Thailand (35,065), Korea (21,859), Germany (9905) and the USA (6132), Australia = 6143.
  • The Ford Mustang managed 1276 sales, a staggering result netting 56 per cent segment share.
  • By reader request, the large ute-based 4×4 wagon battle: Isuzu MU-X (1178), Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (595), Ford Everest (544), Toyota Fortuner (358) and Holden Trailblazer (311).

 

*Source: FCAI


Top 20 brands June 2017

Brand

Sales

Toyota

24,456

Mazda

12,501

Hyundai

12,251

Holden

9273

Mitsubishi

9266

Ford

8863

Kia

6737

Nissan

6690

Volkswagen

6447

Honda

5412

Subaru

5201

Mercedes-Benz

4920

Isuzu Ute

3566

BMW

2630

Audi

2153

Suzuki

2077

Jeep

1262

Renault

1206

Lexus

1080

Land Rover

1063

 


Top 20 models June 2017

Model

Sales

Toyota HiLux

5461

Ford Ranger

5051

Toyota Corolla

3830

Hyundai Tucson

3741

Mazda 3

3490

Hyundai i30

3471

Toyota Camry

3191

Mitsubishi Triton

2995

Mazda CX-5

2487

Toyota RAV4

2460

Kia Cerato

2452

Holden Colorado

2411

Isuzu D-Max

2388

Mitsubishi Outlander

2317

Volkswagen Golf

2300

Nissan Navara

2268

Mitsubishi ASX

2247

Toyota LandCruiser 70/200

2170

Nissan X-Trail

2126

Holden Commodore

2054

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