Read our monthly update on VFACTS new car sales results.
- Weekly Market Update 27th November 2023
- Protected: Weekly Market Update 20th November 2023
- VFACTS: New Car Sales Insights October 2023
- Weekly Market Update 13th November 2023
New Car Sales
- September 2023 saw a total figure of 110,702 new car sales for Australia as reported by VFACTS.
- Figures show new car sales were up +18% in September 2023 versus September 2022.
- Sales between states were largely up with WA seeing a 18% increase compared to September 2022.
- Electric vehicle sales continue to skyrocket in September 2023, seeing a cumulative increase of 202% so far this year compared to last – although much of this is down to newly introduced sales of Tesla vehicles.
- Diesel vehicles (-1%) sales decreased in September 2023.
New Car Sales Trends
The top 5 models with the greatest increases so far in 2023 are:
- Tesla Model Y (+18,081 units)
- Ford Ranger 4X4 (+9,564 units)
- MG ZS (+9,086 units)
- BYD Atto 3 (+8,706 units)
- Subaru Crosstrek (+6,148 units)
The bottom 5 models with the greatest decreases so far in 2023 are:
- Mitsubishi Triton 4X4 (-10,289 units)
- Kia Cerato (-6,769 units)
- Suzuki Baleno (-5,388 units)
- Subaru XV (-5,200 units)
- Toyota Prado (-4,801 units)
The top segment increases so far in 2023 compared to 2022 are:
- Small > $40K (+120%)
- SUV Medium > $60K (+77%)
- Sports <$80K (+57%)
- SUV Large > $70K (+47%)
- Medium > $60K (+42%)
Conversely, some of the largest decreases are:
- Upper Large < $100K (-91%)
- Vans/CC <= 2.5t (-30%)
- Small <$40K (-27%)
- Large < $70K (-19%)
- People Movers >$70K (-18%)
Please note that VFACTS has made some changes to the price groupings as shown in the table below:
|VFACTS Grouping 2023||VFACTS Grouping 2022|
|Light < $30K||Light < $25K|
|Light > $30K||Light > $25K|
|People Movers < $70K||People Movers < $60K|
|People Movers > $70K||People Movers > $60K|
|SUV Small < $45K||SUV Small < $40K|
|SUV Small > $45K||SUV Small > $40K|
|SUV Upper Large < $120K||SUV Upper Large < $100K|
|SUV Upper Large > $120K||SUV Upper Large > $100K|
Sales by Import Country
- Sales of imported vehicles from China continue to skyrocket with an increase of 62,700 units compared to 2022
- Sales of imported vehicles from Germany have made a strong showing in September 2023 with an increase of 9,320 units compared to 2022
- Sales of imported vehicles from India seeing the largest decrease of 5,388 units compared to 2022
- Sales of imported European vehicles continue to see declines
By Tanim Ahmed, Head of Product at Datium Insights
Tanim is a Macquarie University alumni with degrees in Finance and Economics. He has spent a decade in the Leasing and Finance industry, specializing in Residual Value risk.
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