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FCAI releases new car sales figures for November 2022

The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has today released new vehicle sales figures for November 2022.

A total of 95,080 vehicles were sold in November bringing the year-to-date total to 993,509. This result represents a 17.9 per cent increase on the same month in 2021.

“The automotive sector is continuing to recover from pandemic related shutdowns, a global shortage of microprocessors and the general supply chain uncertainty we experienced over the last two years,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

“The industry will deliver the one millionth vehicle to the market in 2022 next week.”

“While this is positive news, many customers are still facing extended wait times for their vehicle, with expected delivery dates for some models beyond 12 months.”

In November rental fleets are up 36.3 per cent with 6,599 vehicles sold as operators prepare for the first major holiday period since border restrictions eased.

Sales of battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles continue to rise with a total of 13,415 zero and low emission vehicles sold in November. These were made up of 4,457 battery electric, 8,529 hybrid and 429 plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Federal Government is considering a three-prong approach to increase this uptake, including purchase incentives such as the Treasury Law Amendments Bill (Electric Vehicle Discount), increased fuel quality standards and an emissions target for the light vehicle sector.

“Purchase incentives for zero and low emission vehicles, and increased fuel quality standards are both important levers in reducing CO2 emissions from Australia’s light vehicle fleet,” Mr Weber said.

“These need to be combined with a Federally led emissions target for the light vehicle sector. One which is ambitious, yet achievable and is cognisant of vehicle price, model availability, battery supply and infrastructure requirements.”

Sales across all States and Territories were up. Western Australia increased by 36.5 per cent with 9,668 vehicles sold; Queensland, 28.9 per cent (20,621); Tasmania, 23 per cent (1,783); Victoria, 19.1 per cent (25,534); the NT, 14.1 per cent (815); South Australia, 12.3 per cent (5,673); New South Wales, 7.5 per cent (29,545); and the ACT, 2.5 per cent (1,441).

Toyota led the market with a total of 20,107 vehicles sold. Mazda was second with 7,549, followed by Ford (7,165), Kia (6,120) and Mitsubishi (5,559).

The Toyota Hi-Lux was the highest selling model with 5,440 sales reported. Ford’s Ranger followed with 5,073. Toyota’s Corolla was third with 3,732 followed by MG’s ZS (3,051) and Toyota’s Landcruiser (2,296).


Summary by Class:

Key Points:

  • The November 2022 market of 95,080 new vehicle sales is an increase of 14,441 vehicle sales or 17.9% against November 2021 (80,639). There were 25.7 selling days in both November 2022 and November 2021 which resulted in an increase of 561.9 vehicle sales per day.
  • The Passenger Vehicle Market is down by 140 vehicle sales (-0.8%) over the same month last year; the Sports Utility Market is up by 12,662 vehicle sales (31.9%); the Light Commercial Market is up by 1,227 vehicle sales (6.1%) and the Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market is up by 692 vehicle sales (18.0%) versus November 2021.
  • Toyota was market leader in November, followed by Mazda and Ford. Toyota led Mazda with a margin of 12,558 vehicle sales and 13.2 market share points.