VFACTS: April 2022 automotive gross sales numbers

Australia’s new automotive gross sales fell a pointy 12.2 per cent in April in comparison with the identical month in 2021, as provide constraints proceed to take their toll.

VFACTS gross sales information recorded 81,065 new automobile gross sales in April, with month-to-month gross sales declining throughout all states and territories. The year-to-date (YTD) tally on the one-third mark of the calendar yr sits at 343,501 gross sales, down a extra modest 3.5 per cent YTD.

Toyota led the market with a complete of 17,956 automobiles bought and a stable 22.2 per cent market share. Mazda got here in second (7378), forward of Mitsubishi (6463), Kia (6180), and Hyundai (5552).

The Toyota HiLux was as per standard the top-selling mannequin (4493), whereas the Ford Ranger got here second regardless of the changeover to a brand-new model being imminent (3581). The Toyota RAV4 was third (3373), the Mazda CX-5 fourth (2701), and the Isuzu D-Max fifth (2374).

“We all know this [result] will not be a mirrored image on the demand for brand new automobiles within the market,” mentioned Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief govt Tony Weber.

“It is a reflection on the worldwide automotive business’s means to produce automobiles to not
solely the Australian market, however all markets all through the world.

“Automotive producers proceed to undergo from a scarcity of microprocessor models
which is impacting their means to ramp up manufacturing to pre-pandemic ranges.

“COVID-19 continues to affect manufacturing and provide, notably the place factories have been compelled to shut and delivery operations are but to completely recuperate. That is being mirrored within the prolonged supply instances for brand new automobiles.”

The provision constraints being cited by the FCAI as accountable for the disappointing gross sales month are top-of-mind for many OEMs. Simply yesterday we spoke to Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson, who mentioned:

“I’d love to inform our seller companions that there wasn’t any volatility from a manufacturing and provide standpoint. [But] there’s undoubtedly volatility, and we’re removed from via any provide challenges.

“We had been anticipating in the midst of this calendar yr to have normalisation of provide, [but] that’s not a actuality.”

Manufacturers

Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi led the way in which regardless of all recording double-digit drops in gross sales, whereas Kia bucked the pattern and completed fourth – putting it forward of sister model Hyundai for each the month and YTD.

Ford was sixth, MG seventh, Isuzu Ute eighth regardless of solely promoting two fashions, whereas Mercedes-Benz and Nissan rounded out the highest 10.

Manufacturers that confirmed development, belying the market, included Citroen (eight-fold development off a tiny base), Renault (up a formidable 103.4 per cent below new Ateco distribution), Ram Vans (transformed to right-hand drive regionally, up 86.4 per cent), and fellow native RHD converter Chevrolet, bought by GMSV, up 62.2 per cent.

The manufacturers that took the largest gross sales hits on proportion phrases included Subaru (down 52.4 per cent), Volkswagen (down 44.9 per cent), Peugeot (down 44.4 per cent), Jeep (down 42.4 per cent), Nissan (down 41.4 per cent), Lexus (down 39.2 per cent), and Honda (37.2 per cent).

Model April gross sales % change
Toyota 17,956 Down 11.1
Mazda 7378 Down 26.6
Mitsubishi 6463 Down 14.0
Kia 6180 Up 8.3
Hyundai 5552 Down 3.8
Ford 4974 Down 30.4
MG 4773 Up 58.7
Isuzu Ute 3032 Up 6.4
Mercedes-Benz 2682 Up 3.8
Nissan 2050 Down 41.4
Suzuki 1786 Up 36.5
Volkswagen 1721 Down 44.9
BMW 1663 Down 22.8
Subaru 1644 Down 52.4
GWM 1353 Up 1.2
LDV 1265 Up 16.5
Honda 1073 Down 37.2
Audi 1036 Down 19.1
Volvo Automobile 854 Up 7.6
Renault 606 Up 103.4
Skoda 596 Down 36.3
Land Rover 585 Down 9.3
Lexus 552 Down 39.3
Porsche 481 Up 35.9
Ram 466 Up 86.4
Jeep 377 Down 42.4
Mini 202 Down 26.8
Chevrolet 180 Up 62.2
SsangYong 164 Down 23.7
Peugeot 105 Down 44.4
Jaguar 93 Down 1.1
Polestar 93 NA
Fiat 90 Down 32.3
Tesla 52 NA
Genesis 43 Up 38.7
Maserati 41 Down 12.8
Alfa Romeo 31 Down 38.0
Bentley 23 Up 91.7
Citroen 23 Up 666.7
Ferrari 15 Down 34.8
Chrysler 13 Up 116.7
Aston Martin 11 Up 22.2
Lamborghini 9 Down 50.0
Rolls-Royce 6 Up 20.0
Lotus 5 Down 16.7
McLaren 4 Down 42.9
Alpine 1 NA

Fashions

Utes once more dominated the gross sales charts, occupying three of the highest 5 spots, with two medium SUVs bisecting.

The highest 20 listing contains largely acquainted nameplates, although the MG HS made its first look after an enormous month-to-month haul by its requirements.

The general composition of the highest 20 was 5 utes, 5 medium SUVs, three giant SUVs, three small SUVs, three small vehicles, and one mild automotive.

Throughout the high 20, Toyota-badged merchandise occupied 5 spots, forward of Mitsubishi with 4. MG and Mazda every had three of the highest 20 – in MG’s case, meaning all of its fashions.

Segments

  • Micro Automobiles: Kia Picanto (555), Mitsubishi Mirage (52), Fiat 500 (42)
  • Mild Automobiles below $25,000: MG 3 (1615), Suzuki Baleno (991), Kia Rio (472)
  • Mild Automobiles over $25,000: Mini Hatch (108), Audi A1 (31), Citroen C3 (9)
  • Small Automobiles below $40,000: Toyota Corolla (2202), Hyundai i30 (2071), Kia Cerato (1007)
  • Small Automobiles over $40,000: Mercedes-Benz A-Class (267), BMW 1 Sequence (105), Audi A3 (86)
  • Medium Automobiles below $60,000: Toyota Camry (519), Skoda Octavia (182), Mazda 6 (135)
  • Medium Automobiles over $60,000: Mercedes-Benz C-Class (477), BMW 3 Sequence (212), Mercedes-Benz CLA (129)
  • Massive Automobiles below $70,000: Kia Stinger (316), Skoda Excellent (79)
  • Massive Automobiles over $70,000: Porsche Taycan (58), Audi A6 (26), BMW 5 Sequence (25)
  • Higher Massive Automobiles: Mercedes-Benz S-Class (14), Chrysler 300 (13), BMW 7 Sequence (8)
  • Individuals Movers: Kia Carnival (483), Hyundai Staria (92), Honda Odyssey (31)
  • Sports activities Automobiles below $80,000: Ford Mustang (97), Subaru BRZ (83), Mazda MX-5 (28)
  • Sports activities Automobiles over $80,000: BMW 4 Sequence (58), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (28), Audi A5 (20)
  • Sports activities Automobiles over $200,000: Porsche 911 (40), Ferrari vary (15), Bentley two-door vary (10)
  • Mild SUVs: Kia Stonic (949), Hyundai Venue (576), Volkswagen T-Cross (491)
  • Small SUVs below $40,000: MG ZS (1923), Mitsubishi ASX (1300), Mazda CX-30 (1175)
  • Small SUVs over $40,000: Volvo XC40 (388), Audi Q3 (262), Mercedes-Benz GLA (250)
  • Medium SUVs below $60,000: Toyota RAV4 (3373), Mazda CX-5 (2701), Kia Sportage (1327)
  • Medium SUVs over $60,000: BMW X3 (483), Mercedes-Benz GLC (397), Volvo XC60 (376)
  • Massive SUVs below $70,000: Toyota Prado (1631), Toyota Kluger (1381), Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (1124)
  • Massive SUVs over $70,000: BMW X5 (184), Mercedes-Benz GLE (178), Land Rover Defender (152)
  • Higher Massive SUVs below $100,000: Toyota LandCruiser Wagon (829), Nissan Patrol (275)
  • Higher Massive SUVs over $100,000: Lexus LX (80), BMW X7 (64), Mercedes-Benz GLS (51)
  • Mild Vans: Renault Kangoo (73), Volkswagen Caddy (57), Peugeot Accomplice (29)
  • Medium Vans: Toyota HiAce (657), Hyundai Staria Load (321), LDV G10 (224)
  • Massive Vans: LDV Ship 9 (319), Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (280), Renault Grasp (95)
  • Mild Buses: Toyota HiAce (192), LDV Ship 9 (19), Toyota Coaster (13)
  • 4×2 Utes: Toyota HiLux (1052), Isuzu D-Max (643), Mitsubishi Triton (251)
  • 4×4 Utes: Toyota HiLux (3441), Ford Ranger (3361), Mitsubishi Triton (2106)

Miscellaneous

Gross sales by area

  • New South Wales: 25,432, down 12.7 per cent
  • Victoria: 21,339, down 11.0 per cent
  • Queensland: 17,424, down 11.2 per cent
  • Western Australia: 7896, down 20.4 per cent
  • South Australia: 5459, down 6.2 per cent
  • Tasmania: 1466, down 7.9 per cent
  • Australian Capital Territory: 1201, down 14.1 per cent
  • Northern Territory: 848, down 4.8 per cent

Class breakdown

  • SUV: 42,370 gross sales, 52.3 per cent market share
  • Mild commercials: 19,636 gross sales, 24.2 per cent market share
  • Passenger vehicles: 15,444 gross sales, 19.1 per cent market share
  • Heavy commercials: 3615 gross sales, 4.5 per cent market share

Prime segments by market share

  • Medium SUV: 20.1 per cent
  • 4×4 Utes: 18.6 per cent
  • Massive SUV: 13.4 per cent
  • Small SUV: 12.6 per cent
  • Small Automobile: 8.1 per cent

Gross sales by purchaser kind

  • Non-public consumers: 43,237, down 8.9 per cent
  • Enterprise fleets: 27,157, down 17.6 per cent
  • Rental fleets: 4976, down 20.4 per cent
  • Authorities fleets: 2080, down 9.8 per cent

Gross sales by propulsion or gas kind

  • Petrol: 41,796, down 16.1 per cent
  • Diesel: 27,882, down 10.1 per cent
  • Hybrid: 6277, down 17.2 per cent
  • Electrical: 866
  • PHEV: 628, up 153.2 per cent
  • Hydrogen FCEV: 1

Gross sales by nation of origin

  • Japan: 24,353 models, down 30.1 per cent
  • Thailand: 19,271 models, down 8.6 per cent
  • Korea: 12,137 models, up 2.2 per cent
  • China: 8284 models, up 47.0 per cent
  • USA: 2959, up 32.3 per cent

Earlier month-to-month experiences

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