VFACTS: Shortages dent January gross sales regardless of shopper demand

Australian new car gross sales dipped 4.8 per cent in January this yr relative to the identical month in 2021, as ongoing provide chain snags carry on retaining on.

The FCAI’s month-to-month VFACTS report of gross sales offered by the automotive manufacturers and checked in opposition to registrations, tallied 75,863 items in comparison with 79,666 in January 2021.

The January 2022 haul was greater than 2020 (71,731) and 2011 (73,584) however decrease than each different yr inside this window.

  • High 5 have been Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Kia and Hyundai
  • Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger topped charts as all the time
  • MG powered into seventh, forward of Subaru
  • Mercedes-Benz dispatched luxurious opponents in first month with set nationwide pricing
  • Mazda CX-5 eclipses supply-constrained RAV4, takes SUV title
  • BEV gross sales even with out Tesla spike by 109.5 per cent

“The microprocessor scarcity and the pandemic’s influence on provide chains continues into 2022. This is a matter impacting markets everywhere in the globe. Regardless of this, shopper curiosity, inquiry, and the basic demand for brand spanking new vehicles in Australia stays robust,” based on FCAI chief government Tony Weber.

“Producers are persevering with to work laborious to handle provide chain and manufacturing points. We’re additionally experiencing bottlenecks in having automobiles processed from some Australian ports. We’ll proceed to work with all events concerned to resolve the difficulty.”

Gross sales have been down for the month in all States and Territories apart from Tasmania (up 15.4 per cent).

Personal, enterprise fleet, and authorities division gross sales all dipped too, with solely rental vehicles purchases bucking the pattern.

Autos labeled as SUVs achieved whopping 52.2 per cent market share, in opposition to 24.1 per cent for business utes and vans, and a meagre 20.7 per cent for typical passenger vehicles: which means sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, individuals movers, coupes and convertibles.

Manufacturers

Market chief Toyota posted 15,333 gross sales, down 8.8 per cent, with provide restrictions on the LandCruiser (down 51.3 per cent) and RAV4 (down 53.5 per cent) particularly biting laborious.

Mazda completed second with 9805 gross sales, up 15.5 per cent thanks largely to an enormous month for the CX-5 SUV – presumably a beneficiary of ongoing RAV4 shortages.

Mitsubishi acquired off to a great begin with 6533 gross sales, up 26.1 per cent, pushing it onto the rostrum, with an inflow of Triton inventory driving this rebound – the 4×4 Triton even outsold the 4×4 Toyota HiLux.

Kia took bragging rights over its large brother Hyundai managing 5520 gross sales (up 0.4 per cent), in comparison with 5128 gross sales (down 13.8 per cent), although as soon as once more each manufacturers have been slowed down by prolonged wait lists on key automobiles.

Ford ended January in sixth on 4528, down 11.2 per cent, forward of MG which continues to energy up the charts. The Chinese language model grew 46.9 per cent and completed seventh general, main within the Small SUV and Gentle Automotive segments.

Rounding out the highest 10 have been Subaru (2722, down 15.5 per cent), Isuzu Ute (2715, up 14.9 per cent), and Nissan (2334, down 37.9 per cent).

Smaller-volume manufacturers that outperformed the market included Nice Wall Motor (GWM Haval), fellow Chinese language model LDV, Renault, SsangYong, Ram Vans, Peugeot, GM Specialty Autos (Chevrolet), and Genesis.

The largest month-to-month losers included Volkswagen (down 43.9 per cent), Honda (down 48.8 per cent), Audi (down 46 per cent), Lexus (down 29.1 per cent), Land Rover (down 36.8 per cent), Skoda (down 63.4 per cent), Porsche (down 31.6 per cent), and Mini (down 39.4 per cent).

January 2022 gross sales by model

Model Gross sales Change over Jan 21
Toyota 15,333 -8.8%
Mazda 9805 15.2%
Mitsubishi 6533 26.1%
Kia 5520 0.4%
Hyundai 5128 -13.8%
Ford 4528 -11.2%
MG 3538 46.9%
Subaru 2722 -15.5%
Isuzu Ute 2715 14.9%
Nissan 2334 -37.9%
Mercedes-Benz 2556 -4.5%
BMW 1565 -8.0%
Volkswagen 1527 -43.9%
Suzuki 1413 -12.4%
Honda 1173 -48.8%
GWM Haval 1163 51.2%
LDV 1052 36.6%
Audi 786 -46.0%
Volvo Automotive 726 -9.6%
Renault 645 150.0%
Lexus 528 -29.1%
Jeep 446 -11.7%
Land Rover 339 -36.8%
Skoda 330 -63.4%
Porsche 275 -31.6%
SsangYong 253 44.6%
Ram 196 64.7%
Peugeot 184 72.0%
Mini 146 -39.4%
Chevrolet GMSV 120 87.5%
Genesis 80 433.3%
Fiat 120 0.8%
Alfa Romeo 45 18.4%
Maserati 44 22.2%
Jaguar 33 -37.7%
Citroen 29 70.6%
Ferrari 20 25.0%
Chrysler 13 -55.2%
Lotus 12
Aston Martin 7 -53.3%
Bentley 5 -70.6%
McLaren 4 -20.0%
Alpine 1 0.0%
Lamborghini 1 -91.7%

Fashions

As has turn into the norm, the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger topped the charts.

The Mazda CX-5 had its greatest relative month in ages, ending third general and returning to the number-one SUV slot on the again of the RAV4’s supply-related decline.

Shipments of Mitsubishi Triton to ship on orders drove the ute into fourth, forward of the Toyota Prado. Rounding out the highest 10 have been the Isuzu D-Max, Hyundai i30, MG ZS, MG 3, and Subaru Forester.

In the event you informed somebody a couple of years in the past that two MG fashions would outsell the Corolla and Mazda 3, you’ll have been laughed out of the room.

The highest 20 sellers record included seven SUVs, six utes, six passenger sedans/hatches, and one van/mild bus.

Mannequin Gross sales Change over Jan 21
Toyota HiLux 3591 -8.2%
Ford Ranger 3245 4.0%
Mazda CX-5 3213 54.4%
Mitsubishi Triton 2876 50.7%
Toyota Prado 2566 88.8%
Isuzu D-Max 1895 4.0%
Hyundai i30 1642 -15.9%
MG ZS 1588 26.7%
MG 3 1551 80.6%
Subaru Forester 1480 20.2%
Toyota Corolla 1442 -30.1%
Toyota RAV4 1425 -53.5%
Mazda CX-30 1388 53.0%
Mitsubishi Outlander 1352 38.1%
Mazda 3 1273 -15.2%
Toyota Camry 1233 51.3%
Mazda BT-50 1222 16.7%
Kia Cerato 1208 -21.8%
Nissan Navara 1179 28.2%
Toyota Hiace 1130 27.8%

Segments

We will additionally determine the most well-liked fashions in every car phase.

  • Micro Vehicles: Kia Picanto (572), Mitsubishi Mirage (259), Fiat 500 (54)
  • Gentle Vehicles below $25,000: MG 3 (1551), Mazda 2 (554), Kia Rio (450)
  • Gentle Vehicles over $25,000: Mini Hatch (85), Audi A1 (15), Citroen C3 (7)
  • Small Vehicles below $40,000: Hyundai i30 (1642), Toyota Corolla (1442), Mazda 3 (1273)
  • Small Vehicles over $40,000: Mercedes-Benz A-Class (252), BMW 1 Sequence (91), BMW 2 Sequence Gran Coupe (87)
  • Medium Vehicles below $60,000: Toyota Camry (1233), Mazda 6 (111), Hyundai Sonata (105)
  • Medium Vehicles over $60,000: Mercedes-Benz CLA (170), BMW 3 Sequence (162), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (119)
  • Massive Vehicles below $70,000: Kia Stinger (77), Skoda Very good (49)
  • Massive Vehicles over $70,000: Porsche Taycan (37), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (25), BMW 5 Sequence (22)
  • Higher Massive Vehicles: Mercedes-Benz S-Class (32), Chrysler 300 (13), BMW 8 Sequence Gran Coupe (6)
  • Folks Movers: Kia Carnival (495), Honda Odyssey (129), Hyundai Staria (120)
  • Sports activities Vehicles below $80,000: Ford Mustang (105), Subaru BRZ (97), BMW 2 Sequence (59)
  • Sports activities Vehicles over $80,000: Mercedes-Benz C-Class (80), BMW 4 Sequence (53), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (31)
  • Sports activities Vehicles over $200,000: Ferrari vary (20), Porsche 911 (19), Aston Martin/Bentley/McLaren two-door ranges (4)
  • Gentle SUVs: Mazda CX-3 (905), Toyota Yaris Cross (841), Hyundai Venue (598)
  • Small SUVs below $40,000: MG ZS (1588), Mazda CX-30 (1388), Mitsubishi ASX (1022)
  • Small SUVs over $40,000: Mercedes-Benz GLA (352), Volvo XC40 (324), Audi Q3 (121)
  • Medium SUVs below $60,000: Mazda CX-5 (3213), Subaru Forester (1480), Toyota RAV4 (1425)
  • Medium SUVs over $60,000: Audi Q5 (456), Mercedes-Benz GLC (436), BMW X3 (412)
  • Massive SUVs below $70,000: Toyota Prado (2566), Isuzu MU-X (820), Ford Everest (730)
  • Massive SUVs over $70,000: Mercedes-Benz GLE (212), BMW X5 (202), Land Rover Defender (146)
  • Higher Massive SUVs below $100,000: Toyota LandCruiser Wagon (730), Nissan Patrol (115)
  • Higher Massive SUVs over $100,000: BMW X7 (87), Mercedes-Benz GLS (73), Land Rover Discovery (21)
  • Gentle Vans: Renault Kangoo (39), Volkswagen Caddy (24), Peugeot Associate (9)
  • Medium Vans: Toyota HiAce (853), LDV G10 (296), Hyundai Staria Load (179)
  • Massive Vans: LDV Ship 9 (117), Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (110), Fiat Ducato (66)
  • Gentle Buses: Toyota HiAce (277), Toyota Coaster (14), LDV Ship 9 (12)
  • 4×2 Utes: Toyota HiLux (1022), Isuzu D-Max (441), Mitsubishi Triton (272)
  • 4×4 Utes: Ford Ranger (2986), Mitsubishi Triton (2604), Toyota HiLux (2569)

Miscellaneous

Gross sales by area

  • NSW: 23,035, down 9.8 per cent
  • Victoria: 20,397, down 1.6 per cent
  • Queensland: 16,423, down 1.3 per cent
  • WA: 7578, down 7.8 per cent
  • SA: 5170, down 2.2 per cent
  • Tasmania: 1468, up 15.4 per cent
  • ACT: 1175, down 9.7 per cent
  • NT: 617, down 13.0 per cent

Class breakdown

  • SUV: 39,597 gross sales, 52.2 per cent market share
  • Gentle commercials: 18,259 gross sales, 24.1 per cent market share
  • Passenger vehicles: 15,737 gross sales, 20.7 per cent market share
  • Heavy commercials: 2270 gross sales, 3.0 per cent market share

High segments by market share

  • Medium SUV: 19.6 per cent
  • 4×4 Utes: 18.0 per cent
  • Small SUV: 14.3 per cent
  • Massive SUV: 11.7 per cent
  • Small Automotive: 8.7 per cent

Gross sales by purchaser sort

  • Personal patrons: 42,554, down 2.0 per cent
  • Enterprise fleets: 25,463, down 12.0 per cent
  • Rental fleets: 3492, up 11.9 per cent
  • Authorities fleets: 2094, down 2.4 per cent

Gross sales by propulsion or gas sort

  • Petrol: 41,592, down 12.8 per cent
  • Diesel: 26,099, up 4.8 per cent
  • Hybrid: 4972, up 8.9 per cent
  • EV minus Tesla*: 620, up 109.5 per cent
  • PHEV: 307, up 94.3 per cent
  • Hydrogen FCEV: 3, zero the earlier January

Gross sales by nation of origin

  • Japan: 27,528 items, down 6.0 per cent
  • Thailand: 17,907 items, up 5.9 per cent
  • Korea: 11,162 items, down 3.1 per cent
  • China: 6264 items, up 49.2 per cent
  • Germany: 2393, down 22.3 per cent

Earlier month-to-month studies

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