November 2013 Australian New Car Sales Figures

1 Toyota 18,098
2 Holden 10,477
3 Hyundai 8,530
4 Mazda 8,399
5 Ford 7,914
6 Nissan 5,482
7 Mitsubishi 5,148
8 Volkswagen 4,977
9 Subaru 4,232
10 Honda 2,636
11 Mercedes-Benz 2,541
12 Kia 2,502
13 Jeep 2,176
14 Suzuki 1,888
15 BMW 1,721
16 Audi 1,312
17 Isuzu Ute 935
18 Renault 875
19 Lexus 841
20 Land Rover 658
21 Fiat 511
22 Volvo 461
23 Skoda 332
24 Great Wall 331
25 Peugeot 249
26 Alfa Romeo 228
27 MINI 186
28 Porsche 170
29 Chrysler 161
30 Dodge 139
31 Jaguar 115
32 Ssangyong 107
33 Citroen 103
34 Fiat Professional 98
35 Opel 77
36 Chery 57
37 Proton 55
38 Infiniti 21
39 Bentley 19
40 Maserati 14
41 Ferrari 10
42 Lotus 10
43 Smart 9
44 Aston Martin 8
45 Lamborghini 4
46 Rolls-Royce 3
47 McLaren 2
48 Morgan 1
49 Caterham 0
50 Saab 0

(units sold – market share)

Light Car Segment Winners :

  1. Suzuki Swift (1,238 – 11.8%)
  2. Hyundai i20 (1,204 – 11.5%)
  3. Mitsubishi Mirage (1,154 – 11%)

Small Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Corolla (3,894 – 18.1%)
  2. Mazda 3 (3,666 – 17%)
  3. Hyundai i30 (3,157 – 14.6%)

Medium Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Camry (2,375 – 48.5%)
  2. Mazda 6 (538 – 11%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (519 – 28.8% of medium car segment over 60k)

Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Commodore (3,097 – 65%)
  2. Ford Falcon (1,227 – 21.1%)
  3. Toyota Aurion (607 – 11.7%)

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Caprice (160 – 51.8% of upper large under 100k)
  2. Chrysler 300 (149 – 48.2% of upper large under 100k)
  3. Bentley (19 – 34.5% of upper large over 100k)

People Mover Segment Winners:

  1. Kia Carnival (346 – 42.6%)
  2. Hyundai iMAX (126 – 15.5%)
  3. Toyota Tarago (103 – 12.7%)

Sports Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota 86 (391 – 29.6%)
  2. Hyundai Veloster (295 – 22.3%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz X=C-Class Coupe (169 – 12.8%)

Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:

  1. Porsche 911 (21 – 23.1%)
  2. Maserati (14 – 15.4%)
  3. BMW 6 Series (13 – 14.3%)

SUV Small Segment Winners:

  1. Hyundai ix35 (1,491 – 23.1%)
  2. Subaru XV (1,339 – 20.7%)
  3. Nissan Dualis (800 – 12.4%)

SUV Medium Segment Winners:

  1. Mazda CX-5 (1,700 – 18.9%)
  2. Toyota RAV4 (1,549 – 17.2%)
  3. Subaru Forester (1,521 – 16.9%)

SUV Large Segment Winners:

  1. Ford Territory (1,584 – 16.3%)
  2. Jeep Grand Cherokee (1,405 – 14.5%)
  3. Toyota Prado (1,235 – 12.7%)

SUV Upper Large Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Landcruiser Wagon (554 -78.4%)
  2. Nissan Patrol Wagon (153 – 21.6%)

Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×2 (980 – 25.1%)
  2. Holden Utility (655 – 16.8%)
  3. Ford Ranger 4×2 (513 – 13.1%)

Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×4 (2,388 – 22.3%)
  2. Ford Ranger 4×4 (1,501 – 14%)
  3. Mitsubishi Triton (1,441 – 13.4%)



  • Doctor

    There are still some brands missing from the list, and they’ve sold considerably more than Saab.

    • Zandit75

      Such As?
      I think the list is pretty comprehensive, who is missing?

      • Tone

        There’s a handful of smaller manufacturers whose importers don’t (yet) report to VFACTS, such as Geely, Foton and Mahindra.

        • Zandit75

          Thanks for pointing that out, most appreciated.
          Aren’t all of those brands imported by one company?

  • Neil_Way

    Jeep and Suzuki both had a good month off the back of strong sales for one or two vehicles (Grand Cherokee and Swift).

    Mazda would be pushing 9K sales a month if they had the new 3 on sale. Interesting to see their overall sales haven’t dropped off dramatically with reduced run-out stock.

    • Rocket

      Mazda 6 sales are pretty woeful considering all the attention and awards it has received.

      • Sydlocal

        More like sales of medium sized cars is woeful considering the Camry is the Fleet darling accounting for much of its sales and the Mazda6 with its ‘pretty woeful sales’ still happens to make it to second place in the class! What does that make the sales of the Mondeo/Liberty/i40/Optima/Passat/Malibu/Maxima/Accord/Euro/Kizashi and other cars in that medium class that sell even less than the Mazda6 then? Just because a car is one of the best in class it doesn’t mean it will be the biggest seller. The Accord Euro is the classic example of this.

        • Rocket

          Take the Camry out and it does not look so bad but looks like the medium car sector is struggling as much as the large car market. I would have thought the 6 would have done nearly as well as the CX5 but looks like people value the high driving position more than anything else these days. Not that either car will ever be on my shopping list.

        • fred09

          The Camry makes up half of medium sales, so everything else is miles behind, Mr Mazda dealer. Toyota also sells the biggest selling small-medium car as well.

          • Sydlocal

            Sorry I was putting some perspective on the statement, Mr Toyota dealer!

          • Sydlocal

            Also Mr Toyota dealer. I am surprised you didn’t call me a Mr Honda dealer as well considering I also paid the Accord Euro a compliment!

      • marc

        Camry is nearly 10k cheaper, thats why.

  • Sammo

    Peugeot should be ashamed with their recent sales performance, despite some great new product they just aren’t making great improvement in this market. They should be following Renault/Skoda’s lead in repositioning themselves to be a more accessible and better value brand, whilst still retaining the desirable Euro pedigree. Nearly $19k for base 208 before taxes is a joke.

    • ixlplix

      That was a Holden fallacy (run out) to explain why sales were dipping. But normally that isn’t the case.

    • Phil

      why does having a Euro pedigree make it desirable?

  • Sam8888

    About 50% of Holden sales are locally made products.
    Compared with about 25% for Ford.

    There are going to be an awful lot of Holden dealers close in the next 2-5 years when local manufacturing ceases.

    A lot of people buy Holden’s “other” products – i.e. Barina, Cruze etc. – only because they are already in the showroom buying their Commodore.

    Holden really need to develop some good product in other segments, as they are essentially still the Commodore car company. Otherwise I think Holden will be ranked somewhere alongside Subaru on that list come 2017.

    • Tone

      Yep, assuming GM pull the pin on Holden’s operations, it would be fair to assume that Holden would struggle to remain in the Top 10 manufacturers. Expect Nissan (or maybe – whether anyone likes it or not – VW) to become a regular fixture in the Top 5 in 2017.

    • Robert Ryan

      Unfortunately they are very much restricted by the limited choices from overseas.

    • Rocket

      If Holden stop making cars here the badge may as well go to. GM could well bring back the Chev and Cadillac brands?

  • ash

    Crazy, holden no.2 in car sales for this month and are looking down the barrel of closing local production. There must be some serious problems internally if they are actually selling cars but not turning a profit.

  • Tone

    I wonder how long it’ll be until Renault manages to shift 1,000 cars in one month? Can’t be far off now …

  • Mike2

    I’ve bet with a friend that MG will never go back on sale here. The cars have been sitting in a yard since January, I suspect they are trying to sign up dealers and none are interested. Does anyone have any news?

    • Kd

      There was a story about a month ago that the dealership in Sydney was now open for business and they are signing other dealers up.

      • Mike2

        I don’t think so, website still says “coming soon” and no mention in the sales figures.

        • Tone

          You know those MGs sitting in that yard? They’re not actually cars. They’re cardboard cutouts.

        • Kd

          They probably don’t report to VFacts, like a lot of the other small makes. Article on Go Auto states they’re open for business and appointing new dealers.

          • Mike2

            Thanks for the reference, that article does indeed say that sales have commenced. However, the MG website has not been updated and I haven’t noticed any advertising. They will also face the challenge of being a new company in 2014 trying to sell cars that were probably built in 2012, or January 2013 at latest. I think they will struggle.

  • Spencer

    Maybe it’s just me, but I’m yet to understand how Hyundai can class its IX35 as a “small SUV” when it shares it basics (platform and mechanicals) with Kia’s Sportage yet they’re in different segments…
    It’s dimensions are bigger than a CX-5 and same engine capacities as those in the “SUV Medium” class.. Conclusion anyone??

    • Cobrajet

      Hyundai doesn’t have even have a car in that segment and the Nissan Dualis shouldn’t even be there either too, they already have the Juke in there.

  • Robert Ryan

    The Territory has performed well and the Hilux as old as it is ,still is the top seller

    • Rocket

      The Ranger is steadily improving as well as people realise it is superior to a HiLux.

  • Guest

    I would like to see the top 5 sellers of each segment. I want to see where the Ford Focus is ranked.

  • Muso

    I’m not sure how many Elantras are being sold but given how many I see on the road I would think the combined tally of i30′s and Elantra’s (which are basically a sedan i30) would probably be pushing Corolla & 3 (which have both hatch and sedan variants) for first place.

  • MarksmanR

    I like it how more Ferraris sell than Smart cars.

    • Karl Sass

      They could offer a free one with every Ferrari sold.

      • Exar Kun

        They should have done that with the Tributo.

  • Ivn

    I wonder what a “Mercedes-Benz X=C-Class Coupe” is?

    • bg

      yeah i was wondering what that was too

    • MissTeenGeorgia .

      Mercedes CLA