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We know you love your numbers so below is a list of the best selling manufacturers in total, a vehicle origin index as well as the top three models in each segment as recorded by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries in 2011.

Overall, 1,008,437 new vehicles were sold in Australia last year (of which 141,939 were locally manufactured), down from 1,035,574 in 2010. The Small car segment dominated the industry with light cars and compact SUVs rounding out the top three. The hotly debated large car segment came in 6th, but still ahead of medium cars.

Segment 2011 Figures
Small 244,090
Light 132,442
SUV Compact 121,387
PU/CC 4×4 99,850
SUV Medium 80,485
Large 78,077
Medium 75,984
PU/CC 4×2 52,179
SUV Luxury 29,928
Heavy Commercial 28,047
Vans 21,033
Sports 14,570
SUV Large 12,336
People Movers 11,109
Upper Large 3,042
Light Buses 2,888
Trucks 2.5-3.5 GVM 990
Total 1,008,437

 

Overall 2011 Sales per manufacturer:

Manufacturer Sales in 2011
Toyota 181,624
Holden 126,095
Ford 91,243
Mazda 88,333
Hyundai 87,008
Nissan 67,926
Mitsubishi 61,108
Volkswagen 44,740
Subaru 34,011
Honda 30,107
Kia 25,128
Suzuki 23,778
Mercedes-Benz 21,180
BMW 17,508
Audi 14,511
Great Wall 8,665
Jeep 8,648
Isuzu 6,617
Isuzu Ute 6,397
Lexus 6,347
Land Rover 5,832
Volvo 5,272
Peugeot 5,220
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,749
Renault 3,622
Skoda 3,501
Hino 3,334
Dodge 2,703
MINI 2,291
Chery 1,822
Kenworth 1,766
Iveco 1,689
Ssangyong 1,606
Fiat 1,544
Proton 1,542
Citroen 1,415
Porsche 1,343
Volvo Commercial 1,215
Alfa Romeo 1,091
Nissan UD 878
Western Star 874
Mack 825
Freightliner 722
Jaguar 693
Chrysler 580
Scania 454
Man 268
Smart 236
Daf 168
Caterpillar 156
Saab 150
Maserati 140
Hyundai Trucks 135
Ferrari 134
Aston Martin 101
Foton 84
International 72
Bentley 61
Lotus 60
Dennis Eagle 40
Lamborghini 32
Morgan 20
Rolls-Royce 20
Hummer 3

 

Vehicle Origin Index:

Vehicle Origin Country Number of units
Japan 331,904
Thailand 158,469
Korea 146,141
Australia 141,939
Germany 75,901
England 20,165
Other 19,702
USA 19,414
South Africa 12,989
India 12,675
Spain 11,781
Belgium 11,286
China 10,487
France 7,074
Czech Republic 3,670
Mexico 3,439
Italy 2,941
Argentina 2,649
Sweden 2,568
Taiwan 2,512
Poland 2,391
Turkey 2,355
Slovak Republic 2,137
Malaysia 1,542
Austria 869
Portugal 706
Brazil 313
Indonesia 299
Hungary 119

 

Top three winners in each segment for 2011

Light Car Segment Winners :

  1. Mazda2 (17,501 – 13.5%)
  2. Toyota Yaris (16,214 – 12.5%)
  3. Suzuki Swift (12,338 -9.5%)

Small Car Segment Winners:

  1. Mazda3 (41,429 – 17.8%)
  2. Toyota Corolla (36,087 – 15.5%)
  3. Holden Cruze (33,785 – 14.8%)

Medium Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Camry (19,169 – 33%)
  2. Ford Mondeo (6,626 – 11.4%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (6,428 – 35.8% of medium car segment above 60k)

Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Commodore (40,617 – 55.4%)
  2. Ford Falcon (18,741 – 25.6%)
  3. Toyota Aurion (8,915 – 12.2%)

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Caprice (1,892 – 83.9% of upper large under 100k)
  2. Chrysler 300C (360 – 16% of upper large under 100k)
  3. BMW 7 Series  (188 – 23.9% of upper large over 100k)

People Mover Segment Winners:

  1. Kia Carnival (3,595 – 36.9%)
  2. Hyundai iMAX (1,922 – 19.3%)
  3. Honda Odyssey (1,178 – 11.9%)

Sports Segment Winners:

  1. BMW 1 Series Coupe/Conv (1,681 – 20.3% of Sports cars under 80k)
  2. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cpe/Conv (1,371 – 25.2% of Sports cars above 80k)
  3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe (1,162 – 14.1% of Sports cars under 80k)

Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:

  1. Porsche 911 (201 – 23%)
  2. Maserati (140 – 16%)
  3. Ferrari (134 – 15.3%)

SUV Compact Segment Winners:

  1. Subaru Forester (13,142 – 10.8%)
  2. Toyota RAV4 (13,125 – 10.8%)
  3. Nissan X-Trail (12,089 – 10.0%)

SUV Medium Segment Winners:

  1. Ford Territory (13,866 – 17.2%)
  2. Toyota Kluger (11,692 – 14.5%)
  3. Toyota Prado (10,849 – 13.5%)

Large SUV Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Landcruiser Wagon (9,119 – 73.9%)
  2. Nissan Patrol Wagon (3,217 – 26.1%)

SUV Luxury Segment Winners:

  1. Jeep Grand Cherokee (3,374 – 11.3%)
  2. Audi Q5 (2,801 – 9.4%)
  3. BMW X5 (2,770 – 9.3%)

 Vans Segment Winners

  1. Hyundai iLOAD (6,610 – 31.4%)
  2. Toyota Hiace Van (6,034 – 28.7%)
  3. Volkswagen Caddy (1,842 – 8.8%)

Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota HiLux 4×2 (12,399 – 23.8%)
  2. Holden Utility 4×2 (9,489 – 18.2%)
  3. Ford Falcon Ute (6,814 – 13.1%)

Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota HiLux (23,725 – 23.8%)
  2. Nissan Navara (20,162 – 20.2%)
  3. Mitsubishi Triton (11,297 – 11.3%)

  • Mikey

    ok, what is a “Dennis Eagle” that has outsold  Rolls Royce…?

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      Trucks - http://www.dennis-eagle.co.uk/
      We’ve included all manufacturers of all vehicles so you can see the full breakdown. We don’t usually include truck or bus manufacturers. 

  • Shak

    Isnt it funny that people believe Large cars are dead, when they still outsell the Mid-sized car segment which has many many more entrants. Large cars pretty much cost the same, have more room inside, and are almost on par for fuel economy with most mid-sized cars out there.

    • Jimbo

      “on par for fuel economy”  Commodore/Falcon 10+L/100 average real world figures compared to Say a Mondeo Diesel or a TSI Jetta/Octavia which would be 6+L/100 and 7+L/100 respectively.  30 to 40 percent difference is not what I would call on par! I didn’t include the Camry as it is old tech and most likely predominantly fleet sales as is the
      Commodore/Falcon. 

      • Jimbo

        Plus on the issue of more room inside, take an Octavia hatch for a drive and have a look in the boot and I think you may reconsider that position. Compared to a Mazda 6 Hatch an Octavia is a little diminutive. Camry’s and Mondeo’s are also huge on interior and boot space! Slightly smaller in stature they are, however; No rear drive shaft = More space inside.

      • McLoven

        I don’t think you know Jimbo – take for example the highway
        fuel consumption of a Falcon vs. Focus, they’re exactly the same!  And the Focus is a small car!!

        • Jimbo

          LOL, yeah… Falcon Extra Urban 7.2, Focus 5.1: Combined Falcon  9.9, Focus 6.6: Urban Falcon 14.6, Focus 9.4… Hmm yes exactly the same. I think perhaps someone needs to revisit grade 1 maths again!

          • Jimbo

            That’s 30%+ more BTW

  • Noel

    I can’t believe Hummer found 3 more suckers

    • Phil

      What makes those 3 people even more of a sucker, is that Hummer shut down production in May last year so they got a car that’s almost a year old.

      • Bert

        Yeah and they would have paid $50k+ for them and in 6 months time they are worth $10k

        • nickdl

          They probably turned them into bogan limos.

    • http://www.facebook.com/priusfreezone Matthew Werner

      Yep, no sane person would buy one for personal use… I’m guessing hire companies to make them into stretch versions for weddings, etc.

      • Adamwickson

        Doubt the H3 Hummers are for commercial purposes as all the stretch limousines you see on the road are H2s….