May 2013 Australian New Car Sales Figures

1 Toyota 19,003
2 Holden 8,293
3 Mazda 8,135
4 Hyundai 8,027
5 Ford 7,243
6 Mitsubishi 7,011
7 Nissan 5,928
8 Volkswagen 5,527
9 Honda 3,625
10 Subaru 3,612
11 Kia 2,770
12 Mercedes-Benz 2,373
13 Suzuki 1,919
14 BMW 1,703
15 Audi 1,361
16 Jeep 1,320
17 Isuzu 858
18 Great Wall 725
19 Land Rover 717
20 Renault 552
21 Lexus 540
22 Volvo 459
23 Peugeot 376
24 Fiat 329
25 Skoda 297
26 Chrysler 282
27 MINI 253
28 Opel 216
29 Porsche 145
30 Dodge 141
31 Ssangyong 131
32 Alfa Romeo 122
33 Citroen 102
34 Chery 84
35 Proton 84
36 Jaguar 76
37 Infiniti 37
38 Ferrari 23
39 Smart 19
40 Maserati 14
41 Aston Martin 13
42 Bentley 7
43 Lotus 5
44 McLaren 4
45 Lamborghini 2
46 Rolls-Royce 2
47 Morgan 1
48 Caterham 0
49 Saab 0

(units sold – market share)

Light Car Segment Winners :

  1. Hyundai i20 (1,282 – 11.9%)
  2. Mazda2 (1,236 – 11.5%)
  3. Toyota Yaris (1,149 – 10.7%)

Small Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Corolla (3,640 – 17.8%)
  2. Mazda3 (3,054 – 15%)
  3. Hyundai i30 (2,512 – 12.3%)

Medium Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Camry (1,934 – 38.3%)
  2. BMW 3 Series (528 – 33.6% of medium car segment over 60k)
  3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (523 – 33.3% of medium car segment over 60k)

Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Commodore (1,647 – 47.8%)
  2. Ford Falcon (707 – 20.5%)
  3. Toyota Aurion (632 – 18.3%)

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Chrysler 300 (257 – 89.5% of upper large under 100k)
  2. Holden Caprice (30 – 10.5% of upper large under 100k)
  3. BMW 7 Series/Jaguar XJ (10 – 22.2% of upper large over 100k)

People Mover Segment Winners:

  1. Kia Carnival (286 – 41.4%)
  2. Toyota Tarago (103 – 14.9%)
  3. Hyundai iMax (92 – 13.3%)

Sports Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota 86 (582 – 32.4%)
  2. Hyundai Veloster (347 – 19.3%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe (202 – 11.3%)

Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:

  1. BMW 6 Series (26 – 19.3%)
  2. Ferrari (23 – 17%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (22 – 16.3%)

SUV Small Segment Winners:

  1. Hyundai ix35 (1,770 – 30.4%)
  2. Nissan Dualis (1,176 – 20.2%)
  3. Subaru XV (851 – 14.6%)

SUV Medium Segment Winners:

  1. Mazda CX-5 (1,773 – 17.2%)
  2. Mitsubishi Outlander (1,652 – 16%)
  3. Toyota RAV4 (1,454 – 14.1%)

SUV Large Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Prado (1,499 – 17%)
  2. Ford Territory (1,139 – 12.9%)
  3. Holden Captiva 7 (1,086 – 12.3%)

SUV Upper Large Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Landcruiser Wagon (854 -80.9%)
  2. Nissan Patrol Wagon (201 – 19.1%)

Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×2 (929 – 23.6%)
  2. Mitsubishi Triton 4×2 (477 – 12.1%)
  3. Mazda BT-50 4×2 (464 – 11.8%)

Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×4 (2,737 – 22.7%)
  2. Mitsubishi Triton (2,129 – 17.6%)
  3. Nissan Navara (1,388 – 11.5%)



  • Dave

    Wow Rolls Royce had a stellar month! ;)

    • N45LR

      It is a bit odd. I wonder how many people won tattslotto…

    • nugsdad

      They’re everywhere here in Brisbane

      • Martin

        How many does Clive Palmer have? Surely he would be adding to the total! Hahaha

    • galaxy

      they sold more than Suzuki, BMW and Audi each. Go figure?? Must have had a $19,990 driveaway deal.

    • Phil

      Bentley must be unhappy ;)
      Sadly, I fear the 2066 quoted is actually the weekly depreciation in dollars :(

  • matt

    1100 morgans??

    • Don Quay

      I doubt that Morgan sell that many in total globally every year, let alone monthly in Australia. Just where have these numbers come from? It makes me wonder how good are the others they quote.

      • Phil

        last figures I saw was in Car and Driver last year, which said they sold about 750 globally in 2011. The 3 wheeler was to double their sales.

        Morgan Aust would be lucky to sell a car a month.

  • maurya

    no-way morgan and rolls had such a month,CA,u might want to check atleast once what u throw on your website.

    • Don Quay

      Just suppose they are correct (yes, I know it’s not possible) I bet they can’t do it again! Imagine thoough if you had both the Rolls and Morgan distribution, what a party at the end of the month!

  • azlan

    saab did well…..

    • Don Quay

      SAAB are consistent sellers. Their sales haven’t changed for months. Hummer is much the same too.

  • $29896495

    Somebody on the other article queried where Kia was, it’s pretty good just outside the top 10.

  • galaxy

    84 poeple bought CHERY and another 84 bought PROTON. Dunno which ones I feel more sorry for.

    • $29896495

      Proton, at least the Cherry buyers didn’t pay through the nose.

    • Mike2

      Chery buyers, they get asbestos included in the price.
      Is MG going to be another Chinese company that doesn’t disclose sales figures, I thought they went on sale in April?

      • $29896495

        Probably means next to no sales. Or no sales.

  • Martin

    Infiniti are slowly moving cars. Seen on Carsales that those original prices no longer exist, seeing the prices about 20% less than what they were so it seems like Infiniti are starting to get the message. Seen the same black M35H on there for a while now drop from $84,000 down to $71,500.

  • slap

    I wonder how many trees had 2 die to make those 1100 morgans? Haha

    • $29896495

      At best you’d have to imagine 11 Morgans or maybe 1.1

  • F1orce

    Australian sales numbers are very inaccurate.

    Dealer registrations count as sales numbers, which isn’t appropriate.

    A while back BMW was caught red handed in the U.S. for such practice.

    • hfgh

      Right, so it’s not appropriate for dealers or manufacturers to register cars for demonstration purposes?

      The dealers pay for the car and register it in their name. Why wouldn’t that be counted when they’ve paid for the car and registered it in their name?

      BMW caught “red handed”? All the dealers do this, otherwise how are they supposed to give people test drives without putting excess mileage on all the stock cars?

      • $29896495

        It’s because they are creating misleading sales numbers when those cars aren’t being sold to the public. Quite obviously like Nissan did with the pulsar, which has dropped dramatically in the sales charts this month.

        • hgh

          So what do you think happens to those dealer registered cars?
          Ever heard of dealers selling demos?
          All those cars end up being passed on to the public.

          • $29896495

            They sit in the lot unsold. The tactic is to pump the numbers on a new release. If it doesn’t help they don’t have foot traffic and can’t get rid of them. Looks like that will be happening to Nissan.

      • F1orce

        Test drives? Dealers barely have one of each model designated for test drives..

  • Dave

    Sime Darby are useless. Look at Peugeot and Citroen’s figures compared to even Renault. Look what Chrysler have done for Fiat’s numbers – and they have two models!

    • azeng

      You mean Fiat has done for Fiat’s numbers…

      • Dave

        Well in a round about way yes, but it was Chrylser Australia which took over their distribution from Ateco, not Fiat Australia…

  • Golf Fan

    CA, where’s the story on the Ford recall on fuel leaks????

    • Not happy VeeDub owner

      And the story about VeeDub Oz treating customer like rubbish? Another article in SMH. I can see my Golf value shrinking by a minute…

      • Robin_Graves

        Just seen an article on ABC news, google “Allan Fels says ACCC could force Volkswagen recall amid mounting safety concerns” Seems a faulty VeeDud caused a woman to die from a crash when her VeeDud went caput on a freeway and she got hit from behind by a truck. Terrible.

        • agf

          You know, if you’re driving behind someone, you are supposed to give enough space so if they slow/stop/”went caput”, you have enough space to stop and avoid hitting them.

          • $29896495

            If for example you swing across in front of a truck and suddenly loose power what do you thi9nk will happen.

          • Robin_Graves

            Or you are dead in the water on a freeway, people change lanes to avoid the collision and the truck doesnt have room or time to avoid the stricken lemon.

          • $29896495

            Same result

      • Golfschwein

        Storm in a tea cup, don’t worry about it. It can’t go as low as Falcon.

        • Robin_Graves

          Still in denial I see, I guess all the angry ex-customers are telling fibs? Sure there are plenty of VeeDuds that somehow make it through 5 years without dropping their guts, but there are plenty that are utter lemons. Trying to deflect reality with quips about Falcons only makes you look even sillier. I’m going for a FPV F6, 56% residual value, storming performance, comfort, 100% aussie engine and teaches golf drivers that fwd econoboxes are designed to go get the shopping – oh and did I mention they are reliable?

          • Golfschwein

            No, not in denial. Just baiting you. Job done.

          • Robin_Graves

            Endearing qualities to have as a moderator.

          • Golfschwein

            Wait a minute, did you say 56%? Hang on to your hat!!! :)

  • Doctor

    Umm, a few mistakes in the list…. where are the figures (again) for Mahindra and Foton?

  • Zaccy16

    i hope that alfa sales rise with these much better factory backed prices on alfas

  • dggddgjj

    At least 2 major screw ups, the Morgan’s and VW’s numbers.

  • MisterZed

    I noticed that a few brands who sell cars in Australia do not list their sales figures. Geely, Tata, and Mahindra all sell vehicles here, but their sales figures are never listed.

  • Bondie

    Its great to see Toyota number one. It will be interesting to see how Holden will sell, as with Ford it will go futher down due to the Falcon they are killing off!!

  • Aus_poppa

    Don’t we have a category which covers BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C class?

  • sam

    those poor VeeDUD owners

  • apple

    wow…23 ferraris? wow wow wow

  • Vic

    How is Colorado 7 doing ??