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Australia’s new vehicle market has again reached a record month with 110,702 sales recorded in September. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) VFacts report, this represents an 18.3 percent growth from the same period last year.

“The record result shows that Australian car buyers value a broad choice of vehicles in a range of price brackets that suit the family or business budget,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

“Consumers have a choice of vehicles across 20 light vehicle segments – from small passenger cars through to larger utes – confirming Australia’s position as one of the most open and competitive new vehicle markets in the world.

“Our advice is that the supply of vehicles into Australia, including electric vehicles, continues to improve so those consumers who want to buy a new vehicle should visit a dealer or manufacturer.”

New Car Sales Stats

Sales across every State and Territory increased this month compared with September 2022. Sales in the Australian Capital Territory were 20.6 per cent (1,806); New South Wales 24.3 per cent (35,968); Queensland 13.5 per cent (23,415); South Australia 11.2 per cent (6,676); Tasmania 21.0 per cent (1,972); Victoria 16.0 per cent (29,426); Western Australia 22.4 per cent (10,577) and Northern Territory 3.6 per cent (862).

The Passenger Vehicle Market is up by 1,121 vehicle sales (6.4%) over the same month last year; the Sports Utility Market is up by 14,409 vehicle sales (29.0%); the Light Commercial Market is up by 1,541 vehicle sales (6.9%) and the Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market is up by 76 vehicle sales (1.8%) versus September 2022.

Toyota was the market leader in September, followed by Mazda and Ford. Toyota led Mazda with a margin of 12,881 vehicle sales and 11.6 market share points.

The Toyota Hi-Lux was the top-selling vehicle recording 5,776 sales. It was followed by Ford Ranger (5,429), Tesla Model Y (3,811), Isuzu Ute D-Max (2,885), and Toyota RAV4 (2,798).

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