December 2013 Australian New Car Sales Figures

1 Toyota 19,610
2 Holden 9,150
3 Mazda 8,526
4 Hyundai 7,747
5 Ford 6,872
6 Mitsubishi 6,706
7 Nissan 6,505
8 Volkswagen 4,675
9 Subaru 3,660
10 Honda 2,510
11 Mercedes-Benz 2,458
12 Jeep 2,211
13 Kia 2,003
14 Suzuki 1,944
15 BMW 1,810
16 Audi 1,392
17 Isuzu 1,079
18 Renault 769
19 Fiat 758
20 Land Rover 724
21 Lexus 469
22 Volvo 404
23 Great Wall 324
24 Alfa Romeo 258
25 Peugeot 257
26 Skoda 241
27 Chrysler 216
28 Porsche 190
29 Dodge 184
30 MINI 170
31 Opel 138
32 Ssangyong 115
33 Jaguar 109
34 Fiat Professional 94
35 Citroen 81
36 Chery 41
37 Proton 39
38 Infiniti 24
39 Bentley 16
40 Smart 10
41 Maserati 8
42 Aston Martin 6
43 Lotus 6
44 Ferrari 5
45 McLaren 4
46 Lamborghini 3
47 Morgan 2
48 Rolls-Royce 1
49 Caterham 0
50 Saab 0

(units sold – market share)

Light Car Segment Winners :

  1. Hyundai i20 (1,237 – 12.4%)
  2. Suzuki Swift (1,222 – 12.2%)
  3. Toyota Yaris (1,051 – 10/5%)

Small Car Segment Winners:

  1. Mazda 3 (4,022 – 20.5%)
  2. Toyota Corolla (3,705 – 18.9%)
  3. Hyundai i30 (2,547 – 13%)

Medium Car Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Camry (3,534 – 54.4%)
  2. Mazda 6 (526 – 8.1%)
  3. BMW 3 Series (478 – 30.7% of medium car segment over 60k)

Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Holden Commodore (2,548 – 52.1%)
  2. Ford Falcon (1,224 – 25%)
  3. Toyota Aurion (1,046 – 21.4%)

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Chrysler 300 (200 – 70.4% of upper large under 100k)
  2. Holden Caprice (84 – 29.6% of upper large under 100k)
  3. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (23 – 29.9% of upper large over 100k)

People Mover Segment Winners:

  1. Kia Carnival (161 – 24.1%)
  2. Hyundai iMAX (145 – 21.7%)
  3. Honda Odyssey (100 – 15%)

Sports Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota 86 (423 – 32.4%)
  2. Hyundai Veloster (208 – 16%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Convertible (180 – 33.6% of sports cars over 80k)

Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:

  1. Porsche 911 (42 – 36.8%)
  2. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and BMW 6 Series (12 – 10.5%)
  3. Jaguar XK Series (11 – 9.6%)

SUV Small Segment Winners:

  1. Hyundai ix35 (1,747 – 27.7%)
  2. Subaru XV (891 – 14.1%)
  3. Nissan Dualis (858 – 13.6%)

SUV Medium Segment Winners:

  1. Mazda CX-5 (1,574 – 18.7%)
  2. Toyota RAV4 (1,388 – 16.5%)
  3. Subaru Forester (1,067 – 12.6%)

SUV Large Segment Winners:

  1. Jeep Grand Cherokee (1,431 – 14.4%)
  2. Toyota Kluger (1,321 – 13.3%)
  3. Ford Territory (1,124 – 11.3%)

SUV Upper Large Segment Winners:

  1. Toyota Landcruiser Wagon (591 -71.1%)
  2. Nissan Patrol Wagon (240 – 28.9%)

Pickup 4×2 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota Hilux 4×2 (951 – 27.5%)
  2. Holden Utility (504 – 14.6%)
  3. Ford Ranger 4×2 (387 – 11.2%)

Pickup 4×4 Segment Winners

  1. Mitsubishi Triton (2,887 – 23%)
  2. Toyota Hilux 4×4 (2,523 – 20.1%)
  3. Holden Colorado 4×4 (1,288 – 14%)



  • Rocket

    Chrysler 300 and Holden Caprice numbers don’t look right or are ranked incorrectly?

    • Shak

      The numbers are correct but the ranking should be switched. In reality though a 300 competes with a Commodore in terms of interior volume, but exterior size is comparable to a Caprice.

      • Rocket

        Yeh the Caprice has more rear legroom but I think the 300 has a longer wheelbase? Both are good value especially when they are in the same category as an S class which is like 5 times the price for a V8.

        • Shak

          Yes thats correct. All that extra wheelbase is useless though when it cant muster as much space as a car a size smaller.

    • Outranked

      Ranked incorrectly Chrysler 300 has completely out sold the Holden Cutprice all year. It’s a far better motorcar [Chrysler] with a far nicer engine than the Holden.

      • Rocket

        The SRT8 looks good value compared to the Caprice V V8. Ford needs to get their act together and get back into this segment. Something like a V8 RWD Lincoln should be developed.

        • VooDoo

          Agree 100% Rocket based on the new Mustang. Fitted with the new VooDoo 5.2 litre DOHC V8, perhaps TT version too.
          That Lincoln would be a nice difference.
          Then there would be #two# engines nicer than that thing in the Carprice.

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

      Sorry, fixed.

  • Stuttgart

    Renault and Fiat just keep kicking goals!

    • Tone

      I’m guessing that another boatload or two of Fiat 500s made it to Australia during December, then.

    • Rocket

      Hope the Fiat Chrysler tie up works as there are a lot of interesting cars and legendary brands in their portfolio.

    • Zaccy16

      deservedly for renault for the excellent new clio and update megane but the rest of the current range is sub par, fiat deserve success also with finally proper pricing!

    • Zany

      Yeah it’s called an own goal. Just wait till you get the repair bills.

  • Sumpguard

    IX35 outsold CX-5 and Rav4?

    • Zany

      And Kia Sorrento?

      • Sumpguard

        Sorento has never been a big seller.

  • Brad

    I can’t believe Mitsubishi is selling almost as many cars as for in spite of the fact they have a much small range/inferior product. Who is buying them!?

    • Cobrajet

      Who ever is buying them, they are mostly buying Tritons.

    • Tone

      People that want cheap, reliable transport. None of Mitsubishi’s cars make any sense at full RRP (and only a few make sense at MMAL’s regular ‘driveaway’ pricing/cashback promotions), but a quick scan of the internet will tell you that Mitsu dealers aren’t afraid to cut their prices to shreds.

      A quick scan of the internet has brand new Mirages starting from $10k d/a, and Lancers starting at under $16k d/a. You could do a lot worse for $16k d/a than a Lancer ES … for that kind of money, it’s old but it’s still good value.

  • BP

    Opel did well regardless of getting rid of leftover stock. Best month since June!

  • Zaccy16

    Great month for the mazda 3! still a superior product than the corrola 4 years after launch and nearing the end of its life!

    • Zany

      I don’t think so!

  • Zaccy16

    Mazdas closing in on holden!

  • Ben Carter

    How does ssangyong remain in aus?nthey sold less than Opel who pulled out of the country!

    • MichaelLock

      I think Chery is more laughable, they sold 41 CARS!!! They have 3 types of vehicles they sell making up the massive total of 41 CARS, they range in price from $9,999 to $18,999 so let us average the sales of each at say….$14,000
      That means there TOTAL SALES for month was (41 x $15,000), wait for it, wait for it……$615,000 !!!! and then they have take out the drivaway $ included such as rego and GST, so knock at least 12% for that ( – $60,000)

      • Ben Carter

        Do they have their own dealer network or are they piggy backing on someone else?

  • Ben Carter

    there’s a million pink mirage’s with texting teenagers on the road atm

  • Ben Carter

    Also where are MG on this list? Thought they’d started selling? I walked past a dealer on Parramatta road last week