The 2012 Australian new car sales figures in total are listed below with a segment breakdown following.
(units sold – market share)
2012 Light Car Segment Winners:
Small Car Segment Winners:
Medium Car Segment Winners:
Large Car Segment Winners:
Upper Large Car Segment Winners:
People Mover Segment Winners:
Sports Segment Winners:
Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:
SUV Small Segment Winners:
SUV Medium Segment Winners:
SUV Large Segment Winners:
SUV Upper Large Segment Winners:
Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners
Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners
Toyota has outsold both Holden and Mazda. Imagine what Electrolux could do if it put wheels on its appliances!
Perhaps it would give you some fresh material and you wouldn’t have to beat that dead horse of a joke anymore…
Toyota outsold all other manufacturers, not just Holden and Mazda. Unless you meant Holden and Mazda combined?
What magazines need to help them sell copy is not what Australians want when we buy cars – the two are not related.
Here we go again, All cars in the small class are medium cars. All cars in the medium class are large cars. Mercedes seems out of place, luxury wouldn’t you say? Chrysler 300 should be with Falcon/Commodore – Aurion and Camry should be considered one. The Sports is just mind boggling as is upper large.
Interesting to see, Opel having sold as many as they did in such a short time. Can’t all be dealer cars. That’s almost half of Chrysler who had a full year. next year should be interesting for them.
Porsche moved a lot of cars. Poor old Ford number 5, behind Hyundai what can you say to that?
Opel had a killer few months, ahead of Skoda in only 4 months.
December was a poor result for Skoda indeed.
Will be interesting to see what happens with them. Matthew Weisner has now finished up with the company, and a replacement Director still hasn’t been appointed.
He did make it one of the fastest growing brands in the last 6 years, but Renault and Opel seem to be putting on a decent attack.
Actually Chrysler only had only a handful of Voyagers to sell most of the year. It was only until about August the 300’s were being sold . Not a bad debut for Opal though
Infiniti sales are still really bad, only 85 cars. They may only be new on the market but 85 sales seems very poor to me.
No one knows about them
The value equation is pretty poor if you asked me. Asking Australians to drop upwards on 90 grand on a car that is relatively unknown is a pretty risky proposition. Granted you will lose money on the car, but how much is the question.
some segments are not correct in my opnion
Is there actual dimensions that determine the categories? Or is it all relative to what Falcon/Commodore are?
Sure there are 1800 and 1800 plus wide considered large, 1690 – 1750 usually considered medium. 1600 – 1660 small, below 1600 micro (whether it’s called a city car or what ever).
The sizes are obviously a product of the main car producing centres, Japan, US, and Europe. Japan mandates that cars cars produced for that country should not be wider than 1690, due to congestion and the width of streets. You might notice that the larger Japanese cars are not made there for Japanese consumption except in these days in the high cost high tax cars. Though they have a dispensation to go slightly above 1700 now. It’s still the exception and not the rule.
US has obviously, Small, Compact and Large. Small was generally foreign for them. Compact was in the old days things like the original Falcon and Mustang just so you have a reference point. For them Compact was and is anything UNDER 72 inches or 6 ft or 1800 mm. Large is anything above.
Length can be arbitrary. 3 to 3.5 metres, generally small, 3.5 to 4.5 for medium or compact and above 4.5 for large. There are exceptions with width being the main criteria. For example in the US the AMC Gremlin and then the Pacer – the latter known as the only BIG small car due to it’s width and shortness.
Just to help a bit more an original Falcon was around the same size as a Kruze or original Opel Commodore, though because the Kruze design and standing much taller it gives the optical illusion of being narrower.
Can anyone have any idea about Mahindra’s XUV 500 sales numbers??
I believe sales figures are supplied by manufacturers and importers, not the registration authorities. As far as I know, Mahindra has never supplied figures to VFACTS. Neither does Geely and neither did Ssangyong until a few years ago. You would have to contact the importer and ask.
Thanks a lot for reply.
But it would be great if you can name the importer or give me the contact details if you can.
As i am from India and write for one online mag, it would be great know this piece of information.
Thanks in advance.