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.

Segment2011 Figures
Small244,090
Light132,442
SUV Compact121,387
PU/CC 4x499,850
SUV Medium80,485
Large78,077
Medium75,984
PU/CC 4x252,179
SUV Luxury29,928
Heavy Commercial28,047
Vans21,033
Sports14,570
SUV Large12,336
People Movers11,109
Upper Large3,042
Light Buses2,888
Trucks 2.5-3.5 GVM990
Total1,008,437

 

Overall 2011 Sales per manufacturer:

ManufacturerSales in 2011
Toyota181,624
Holden126,095
Ford91,243
Mazda88,333
Hyundai87,008
Nissan67,926
Mitsubishi61,108
Volkswagen44,740
Subaru34,011
Honda30,107
Kia25,128
Suzuki23,778
Mercedes-Benz21,180
BMW17,508
Audi14,511
Great Wall8,665
Jeep8,648
Isuzu6,617
Isuzu Ute6,397
Lexus6,347
Land Rover5,832
Volvo5,272
Peugeot5,220
Mitsubishi Fuso3,749
Renault3,622
Skoda3,501
Hino3,334
Dodge2,703
MINI2,291
Chery1,822
Kenworth1,766
Iveco1,689
Ssangyong1,606
Fiat1,544
Proton1,542
Citroen1,415
Porsche1,343
Volvo Commercial1,215
Alfa Romeo1,091
Nissan UD878
Western Star874
Mack825
Freightliner722
Jaguar693
Chrysler580
Scania454
Man268
Smart236
Daf168
Caterpillar156
Saab150
Maserati140
Hyundai Trucks135
Ferrari134
Aston Martin101
Foton84
International72
Bentley61
Lotus60
Dennis Eagle40
Lamborghini32
Morgan20
Rolls-Royce20
Hummer3

 

Vehicle Origin Index:

Vehicle Origin CountryNumber of units
Japan331,904
Thailand158,469
Korea146,141
Australia141,939
Germany75,901
England20,165
Other19,702
USA19,414
South Africa12,989
India12,675
Spain11,781
Belgium11,286
China10,487
France7,074
Czech Republic3,670
Mexico3,439
Italy2,941
Argentina2,649
Sweden2,568
Taiwan2,512
Poland2,391
Turkey2,355
Slovak Republic2,137
Malaysia1,542
Austria869
Portugal706
Brazil313
Indonesia299
Hungary119

 

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 4x2 Segment Winners

  1. Toyota HiLux 4x2 (12,399 - 23.8%)
  2. Holden Utility 4x2 (9,489 - 18.2%)
  3. Ford Falcon Ute (6,814 - 13.1%)

Pickup 4x4 Segment Winners

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