Australian customers have taken delivery of over one million new vehicles this year, as 2023 continues to break all-time sales records. Over 100,000 vehicles were delivered last month.
FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber, hailed this achievement as a testament to the unwavering demand for a wide array of vehicles across various price brackets.
“The Australian market has demonstrated incredible strength and vitality throughout 2023, culminating in Australia reaching one million sales in October for the first time, Mr Weber said.
“After some challenging years through COVID, this milestone speaks to the range of vehicles available to consumers, affirming Australia’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive markets. It also reflects vastly improved supply chains.
“In the past six months, five have broken all-time sales records compared with previous years and in October 106,809 new vehicles were delivered to Australian customers.”
In October, 38.3 per cent of sales were either in light commercial utes, large, or upper large SUVs vehicle categories. Conversely, EV sales softened to represent 5.7 per cent of the market.
Sales across every State and Territory increased this month compared with October 2022. Sales in the Australian Capital Territory were 18.9 per cent (1,552); New South Wales 22.8 per cent (33,001); Queensland 16.4 per cent (21,937); South Australia 20 per cent (6,677); Tasmania 20.8 per cent (1,996); Victoria 32 per cent (30,740); Western Australia 12.3 per cent (10,166) and Northern Territory 1.9 per cent (740).
Toyota was the highest selling marque with 20,298 sales. Mazda followed with 9,316 then Ford (8,605), Hyundai (6,620) and Mitsubishi (6,395).
The selling cars in October 2023 were:
- Ford Ranger – 6,215
- Toyota HiLux – 5,766
- Isuzu Ute D-Max – 3,198
- Toyota RAV4 – 2,598
- Toyota Landcruiser – 2561