VFACTS: February 2022 automobile gross sales figures launched

New automobile gross sales grew 1.6 per cent in February 2022 over the identical month final 12 months, to 85,340 items, with one uncommon suspect making the mannequin podium.

Each February 2022 and February 2021 had 24 promoting days, so the end result represents a rise of 56.8 automobile gross sales per day.

Toyota led the general model chart and in addition made the top-two promoting fashions: HiLux was primary as ordinary, however the RAV4 leapt into second due to landed inventory satisfying some pent-up demand. Rounding out the highest three for related causes was the Mitsubishi Triton.

The February tally takes the year-to-date (YTD) determine two months into the calendar 12 months to 161,203 gross sales throughout the nation, down 1.5 per cent on 2021.

“World provide chains for microprocessor items are nonetheless a long way from full restoration,” stated head of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Tony Weber, addressing the one greatest obstacle to gross sales proper now.

“The buyer demand for brand new automobiles in Australia stays robust and producers are persevering with to work arduous to get automobiles into the arms of motorists,” Mr Weber added. Not that this will likely be a lot solace to these ready many, many months for supply.

Manufacturers

Toyota was the dominant drive regardless of ongoing provide complications on sure automobiles (LandCruiser 300 particularly), making three of the highest 5 fashions and topping eight completely different automobile segments. Its market share additionally sat at an enormous 24.5 per cent.

Mazda stored second spot, forward of Mitsubishi which had a bumper month with 26 per cent development because it lastly secured Triton shares. But once more, Kia outgunned huge brother Hyundai to spherical out the highest 5 with a Korean one-two punch.

Rounding out the highest 10 manufacturers have been Ford (down 2.2 per cent), MG (up 24.9 per cent), Subaru (up 19.4 per cent), Nissan (down 26.3 per cent), and Isuzu Ute (up 11 per cent).

Manufacturers that noticed precipitous declines included Volkswagen (down 41.3 per cent) and Mercedes-Benz (down 52.5 per cent) – each of that are being chalked as much as chip shortage-led provide constraints, and logistics delays.

Mercedes is in month two of its new ‘company’ enterprise mannequin, however it’s most likely too early to get a transparent gauge on the influence there, given the pattern dimension and presence of different mitigating elements.

Honda was down 30.2 per cent, a determine that has turn into acquainted because the model whittled again its vary, upped prices, and launched a fixed-price mannequin.

Smaller-volume manufacturers that struggled – principally resulting from lack of provide – included Audi (down 37.2 per cent), Skoda (down 49.2 per cent), and Land Rover (down 77.3 per cent).

It wasn’t all gloomy in fact, with many smaller manufacturers having nice months of deliveries.

These included LDV (up 22.1 per cent), Renault (up an enormous 248.6 per cent due to evidently good provide of Koleos from South Korea), Porsche (up 46.0 per cent), Peugeot (up 56.4 per cent), Chevrolet/GMSV (up a neat 100 per cent), Genesis (up 167.9 per cent), and Alfa Romeo (up 80.6 per cent).

Model Gross sales Change
Toyota 20,886 Up 13.7%
Mazda 8782 Up 5.5%
Mitsubishi 7813 Up 26.0%
Kia 5881 Up 0.2%
Hyundai 5649 Down 9.6%
Ford 4610 Down 2.2%
MG 3767 Up 24.9%
Subaru 3151 Up 19.4%
Nissan 2820 Down 26.3%
Isuzu Ute 2785 Up 11.0%
BMW 1980 Up 2.0%
Volkswagen 1766 Down 41.3%
Mercedes-Benz 1482 Down 52.5%
Honda 1408 Down 30.2%
Suzuki 1265 Down 5.6%
LDV 1114 Up 22.1%
Renault 1018 Up 248.6%
Volvo Automobile 854 Up 3.9%
GWM Haval 816 Down 6.0%
Audi 742 Down 37.2%
Lexus 705 Down 7.8%
Jeep 653 Up 16.2%
Porsche 571 Up 46.0%
Skoda 424 Down 49.2%
Mini 357 Up 28.9%
Ram 303 Down 0.7%
SsangYong 254 Up 31.6%
Peugeot 183 Up 56.4%
Chevrolet 154 Up 100.0%
Land Rover 138 Down 77.3%
Fiat 123 Up 13.9%
Genesis 75 Up 167.9%
Alfa Romeo 56 Up 80.6%
Maserati 44 No change
Jaguar 34 Down 57.5%
Citroen 33 Up 450.0%
Lotus 23 Up 130.0%
Bentley 22 Up 10.0%
Ferrari 17 Up 30.8%
Lamborghini 14 Up 27.3%
Chrysler 11 Down 31.3%
Aston Martin 10 Down 9.1%
Rolls-Royce 10 Up 233.3%
Alpine 1
McLaren 1 Down 92.3%

Fashions

The highest 20 automobiles listing comprised 9 SUVs, seven commercials, and 4 passenger automobiles.

Whereas the HiLux topping the charts will shock few, the RAV4 bounded again into second due to freer provide (for one month a minimum of, clearing the large backorder listing to some extent). The Triton had its finest end in a very long time, even besting the Ranger.

Different notable outcomes have been the Prado with practically 100 per cent development, the MG ZS and MG3 topping their respective Small SUV and Mild Automobile segments, the Mazda CX-30 cracking the highest 10, and the Mitsubishi Outlander taking second spot on the Medium SUV charts.

Mannequin Gross sales Change
Toyota HiLux 4803 Down 0.1%
Toyota RAV4 4454 Up 62.0%
Mitsubishi Triton 3811 Up 116.4%
Ford Ranger 3455 Up 19.1%
Toyota Prado 2778 Up 97.4%
MG ZS 1953 Up 50.0%
Isuzu D-Max 1930 Up 9.3%
Mazda CX-30 1819 Up 106.5%
Hyundai i30 1756 Down 20.5%
Mitsubishi Outlander 1673 Up 42.0%
Toyota Corolla 1671 Down 31.1%
Mazda BT-50 1628 Up 37.5%
Mazda CX-3 1465 Up 6.2%
MG 3 1437 Up 9.4%
Nissan Navara 1320 Up 52.6%
Kia Sportage 1296 Up 79.8%
Mazda CX-5 1265 Down 38.2%
Subaru Forester 1258 Up 24.7%
Toyota Camry 1206 Up 20.5%
Toyota HiAce 1192 Up 18.4%

Segments

We are able to additionally determine the most well-liked fashions in every automobile section.

  • Micro Vehicles: Kia Picanto (315), Mitsubishi Mirage (184), Fiat 500 (57)
  • Mild Vehicles underneath $25,000: MG 3 (1437), Mazda 2 (387), Suzuki Baleno (379)
  • Mild Vehicles over $25,000: Mini Hatch (165), Audi A1 (37), Citroen C3 (9)
  • Small Vehicles underneath $40,000: Hyundai i30 (1756), Toyota Corolla (1671), Kia Cerato (1188)
  • Small Vehicles over $40,000: BMW 2 Collection Gran Coupe (132), BMW 1 Collection (128), Mercedes-Benz A-Class (88)
  • Medium Vehicles underneath $60,000: Toyota Camry (1206), Skoda Octavia (114), Mazda 6 (98)
  • Medium Vehicles over $60,000: BMW 3 Collection (291), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (103), Lexus ES (86)
  • Giant Vehicles underneath $70,000: Kia Stinger (314), Skoda Excellent (57)
  • Giant Vehicles over $70,000: BMW 5 Collection (49), Porsche Taycan (48), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (21)
  • Higher Giant Vehicles: Chrysler 300 (11), Mercedes-Benz S-Class (8), BMW 8 Collection Gran Coupe, BMW 7 Collection, Porsche Panamera (all 5)
  • Folks Movers: Kia Carnival (454), Hyundai Staria (162), Honda Odyssey (132)
  • Sports activities Vehicles underneath $80,000: Ford Mustang (202), BMW 2 Collection (81), Subaru BRZ (80)
  • Sports activities Vehicles over $80,000: BMW 4 Collection (81), Chevrolet Corvette (28), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (25)
  • Sports activities Vehicles over $200,000: Porsche 911 (37), Ferrari vary (17), Bentley two-door vary (13)
  • Mild SUVs: Mazda CX-3 (1465), Toyota Yaris Cross (1013), Hyundai Venue (714)
  • Small SUVs underneath $40,000: MG ZS (1953), Mazda CX-30 (1819), Kia Seltos (1030)
  • Small SUVs over $40,000: Volvo XC40 (493), BMW X1 (272), Audi Q3 (176)
  • Medium SUVs underneath $60,000: Toyota RAV4 (4454), Mitsubishi Outlander (1673), Kia Sportage (1296)
  • Medium SUVs over $60,000: Lexus NX (398), Mercedes-Benz GLB (320), Audi Q5 (308)
  • Giant SUVs underneath $70,000: Toyota Prado (2778), Isuzu MU-X (855), Toyota Kluger (644)
  • Giant SUVs over $70,000: BMW X5 (307), Mercedes-Benz GLE (151), Lexus RX (116)
  • Higher Giant SUVs underneath $100,000: Nissan Patrol (670), Toyota LandCruiser Wagon (612),
  • Higher Giant SUVs over $100,000: BMW X7 (78), Mercedes-Benz GLS (38), Audi Q8 (17)
  • Mild Vans: Renault Kangoo (89), Volkswagen Caddy (69), Peugeot Companion (17)
  • Medium Vans: Toyota HiAce (941), LDV G10 (299), Hyundai Staria Load (205)
  • Giant Vans: LDV Ship 9 (139), Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (115), Renault Grasp (104)
  • Mild Buses: Toyota HiAce (251), LDV Ship 9 (14), Toyota Coaster (14)
  • 4×2 Utes: Toyota HiLux (1226), Isuzu D-Max (354), Mitsubishi Triton (350)
  • 4×4 Utes: Toyota HiLux (3577), Mitsubishi Triton (3461), Ford Ranger (3196)

Miscellaneous

Gross sales by area

  • NSW: 26,360, down 3.5 per cent
  • Victoria: 22,177, up 5.5 per cent
  • Queensland: 18,962, up 3.8 per cent
  • WA: 8409, down 1.7 per cent
  • SA: 5810, up 8.9 per cent
  • Tasmania: 1561, up 16.6 per cent
  • ACT: 1356, down 2.6 per cent
  • NT: 705, down 5.6 per cent

Class breakdown

  • SUV: 44,935 gross sales, 52.7 per cent market share
  • Mild commercials: 21,709 gross sales, 25.4 per cent market share
  • Passenger automobiles: 15,685 gross sales, 18.4 per cent market share
  • Heavy commercials: 3011 gross sales, 3.5 per cent market share

High segments by market share

  • 4×4 Utes: 19.4 per cent
  • Medium SUV: 18.6 per cent
  • Small SUV: 14.4 per cent
  • Giant SUV: 12.1 per cent
  • Small Automobile: 8.0 per cent

Gross sales by purchaser kind

  • Non-public consumers: 46,867, up 7.9 per cent
  • Enterprise fleets: 28,736, down 6.9 per cent
  • Rental fleets: 4363, down 3.3 per cent
  • Authorities fleets: 2363, no change

Gross sales by propulsion or gasoline kind

  • Petrol: 43,644, down 11.2 per cent
  • Diesel: 29,939, up 11.6 per cent
  • Hybrid: 8143, up 62.3 per cent
  • EV minus Tesla*: 600, up 129.0 per cent
  • PHEV: 305, up 64.9 per cent
  • Hydrogen FCEV: 1, down from 4
  • Doesn’t supply up month-to-month figures

Gross sales by nation of origin

  • Japan: 31,138 items, up 5.8 per cent
  • Thailand: 21,086 items, up 20.8 per cent
  • Korea: 12,237 items, down 0.6 per cent
  • China: 6357 items, up 26.8 per cent
  • USA: 2560 items, up 19.3 per cent
  • Germany: 2342, down 30.5 per cent

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