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A total of 82,137 vehicles were sold I Australia for the Month of April. This marks an increase of 1.3 percent from the same period in 2022 according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

Notable this month is the increase in electric vehicle sales despite supply chain challenges faced by the auto industry across the world.

“Electric vehicles accounted for 8 per cent of sales in April. This is well up from 1.1 per cent compared with April 2022. If you take all forms of electrification, that number has increased from 9.5 per cent to 15.4 per cent, and we know that this number would have been larger had the industry not faced global supply challenges,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

“It is worth noting that five out of the top ten models sold in April offer some form of electrification.”

April 2023 Stats

This month, the Passenger Vehicle Market is down by 253 vehicle sales (-1.6%) over the same month last year; the Sports Utility Market is up by 3,661 vehicle sales (8.6%); the Light Commercial Market is down by 2,576 vehicle sales (-13.1%), and the Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market is up by 240 vehicle sales (6.6%) versus April 2022.

Government and Business fleet sales increased by 8.1 percent and 2.9 percent respectively. Meanwhile, rental sales recorded a decline of 11.4 percent.

Sales by State/Territory

Sales in the Australian Capital Territory increased by 5 percent compared to the same month last year, with 1,261 vehicles sold; Queensland, is up 4.4 percent (18,188); Victoria, 4.2 percent (22,226); and Western Australia, 5.2 percent (8,303).

Sales in New South Wales decreased by 1.5 percent (25,040); Northern Territory, 10.3 percent (761); and Tasmania, 13.3 percent (1,271).

Market Leaders

Toyota led the market with 12,029 vehicles, then Mazda (6,926), Kia (6,200), Hyundai (5,732) and Ford (5,047).

The Ford Ranger was the highest selling model with 3,567 sales, followed by Toyota Hi-Lux 3,526, Toyota RAV4 (2,198), Tesla Model Y (2095) and Hyundai i30 (2,029).

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