The Australian motoring trade is claiming an all-time gross sales record for 2017, with its consultant frame the FCAI registering 1,189,116 new vehicles, SUVs and advertisements in its annual VFACTS document.
This claimed determine is zero.nine in line with cent upper than 2016’s earlier high-water mark, and turns into the marketplace’s fourth record throughout the previous 5 years. Two-thirds of the months inside 2017 have been new record classes.
While elements equivalent to low rates of interest have been stated, the FCAI advised that the native marketplace’s intense pageant – 60-plus manufacturers with 400-plus fashions chasing a small pie – was once the principle motive force of gross sales, given the downward payment pressures that include it.
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The figures, reported by way of automotive corporations to the FCAI, are a information of what automobiles are promoting neatly and which aren’t, regardless that like every statistical research are matter to manipulation, with techniques equivalent to mass demonstrator automobile registrations.
Perhaps essentially the most telling determine is the truth that SUVs outsold all different passenger automobile sorts (hatches, sedans, wagons, coupes, convertibles and people-movers) blended, with 39.2 in line with cent marketplace percentage in comparison to 37.eight for passenger vehicles and 19.nine for utes/trucks.
This latter determine approach one-in-five automobiles offered have been gentle advertisements. Indeed, the marketplace’s two biggest-selling automobiles have been utes: the Toyota HiLux (#1 two successive years) and the Ford Ranger. Rounding out the rostrum was once the Toyota Corolla.
Top manufacturers of 2017
Toyota was once general marketplace chief for the 15th yr in succession with 18.2 in line with cent marketplace percentage, forward of Mazda, Hyundai, Holden and Mitsubishi, Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Kia and Subaru.
Toyota’s determine was once the entire extra spectacular as it grew quicker than the marketplace moderate. Other large manufacturers with robust expansion integrated Mitsubishi (up 10 in line with cent), Kia (up 28 in line with cent), Subaru (up 12 in line with cent), Honda (up 15 in line with cent) and Isuzu Ute (up 10 in line with cent).
Brands that struggled this yr for a lot of causes – growing old product, loss of just right advertising and marketing, popularity problems – integrated Nissan (down 15.Three in line with cent after it axed a lot of passenger fashions), plus BMW and Audi (down 16 in line with cent and nine in line with cent apiece). Stalwarts Hyundai, Holden and Ford all fell by way of round four in line with cent, too.
Smaller manufacturers that carried out neatly integrated Alfa Romeo (up nearly 50 in line with cent because of the Giulia), Chinese logo LDV (up 67 in line with cent because it broadens into utes and SUVs), Maserati (up 53 in line with cent because of top-selling Levante SUV), Peugeot (up eight in line with cent beneath its new distributor and due to the 3008), and Ram vans (an excellent 398 gross sales, up 36 in line with cent).
Other smaller manufacturers that went backwards towards 2016 integrated – however weren’t restricted to – Fiat (down 17 in line with cent), Jaguar (down 17.Five in line with cent) and Volvo Car (down 20 in line with cent).
|BRAND||SALES||CHANGE OVER ‘16|
|Isuzu Ute||25,804||Up 10.four%|
|Land Rover||13,112||Down Three.6%|
Top fashions of 2017:
The HiLux and Ranger crowned the charts, forward of small vehicles the Toyota Corolla, Mazda Three and Hyundai i30.
The best-selling SUVs have been the Mazda CX-Five in 6th and Hyundai Tucson in 7th, each edging the Holden Commodore (in its ultimate yr of Australian manufacturing), Toyota Camry (ditto) and the cut-price Mitsubishi Triton, making it 3 utes throughout the peak 10.
|Toyota HiLux||47,093||Up 10.Five%|
|Ford Ranger||42,728||Up 13.7%|
|Toyota Corolla||37,353||Down 7.four%|
|Mazda Three||32,690||Down nine.Five%|
|Hyundai i30||28,780||Down 23.eight%|
|Mazda CX-Five||25,831||Up Five.2%|
|Hyundai Tucson||23,828||Up 18.four%|
|Holden Commodore||23,676||Down eight.four%|
|Toyota Camry||23,620||Down 10.eight%|
|Mitsubishi Triton||23,605||Up 7.2%|
|Holden Colorado||21,579||Up 15%|
|Toyota RAV4||21,077||Up 7.nine%|
|Mitsubishi ASX||19,403||Up 7%|
|Nissan X-Trail||18,955||Up zero.Three%|
|Kia Cerato||18,731||Up 42.nine%|
|Volkswagen Golf||18,454||Down Five.2%|
|Isuzu D-Max||17,717||Up 7.7%|
|Mazda CX-Three||17,490||Down four.6%|
|Hyundai Accent||17,578||Down 6%|
|Mitsubishi Outlander||16,632||Up 34.1%|
Key segments, 2017:
- Kia Picanto 3323
- Mitsubishi Mirage 1563
- Holden Spark 1227
- Hyundai Accent 17,578
- Mazda 2: 12,101
- Toyota Yaris: 11,226
- Toyota Corolla: 37,353
- Mazda Three: 32,690
- Hyundai i30: 28,780
- Toyota Camry: 23,620
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 8549
- Mazda 6: 3647
- Holden Commodore: 23,676
- Toyota Aurion: 2701
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 1896
- Kia Carnival: 5878
- Honda Odyssey: 2184
- Volkswagen Multivan: 1076
- Ford Mustang: 9165
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class two-door: 2818
- Hyundai Veloster: 1935
Small SUV beneath $40okay:
- Mitsubishi ASX: 19,403
- Mazda CX-Three: 17,490
- Nissan Qashqai: 13,495
Small SUV over $40okay:
- BMW X1: 3658
- Mercedes-Benz GLA: 3321
- Audi Q3: 2843
Medium SUV beneath $60okay:
- Mazda CX-Five: 25,831
- Hyundai Tucson: 23,828
- Toyota RAV4: 21,077
Medium SUV over $60okay:
- Land Rover Discovery Sport: 4547
- Mercedes-Benz GLC: 4109 (aside from coupe)
- BMW X3: 3671
Large SUV beneath $70okay:
- Toyota Prado: 15,982
- Toyota Kluger: 12,509
- Subaru Outback: 11,340
Large SUV over $70okay:
- BMW X5: 3582
- Range Rover Sport: 2983
- Audi Q7: 2664
Upper Large SUV:
- Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series: 12,814
- Mercedes-Benz GLS: 926
- Nissan Patrol: 916
- Toyota HiAce: 7470
- Hyundai iLoad: 5645
- Volkswagen Caddy: 2256
- Toyota HiLux: 47,093
- Ford Ranger: 42,728
- Mitsubishi Triton: 23,605
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Industry claims annual record for 2017