2014 new car sales results

6th January, 2015

The Australian new car market has topped 1.1 million for only the third year ever, with Australians buying 1,113,224 new cars in 2014.

The close race between last year’s top seller, the Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda3 came to an end with 422 more Australians taking home the Toyota Corolla. A total of 43,735 Toyota Corollas and 43,313 Mazda3s were sold in 2014.

Further highlighting the popularity of small cars, the Hyundai i30 also appeared in the top five—it was the nation’s fourth highest selling car. The Toyota Hilux was the third highest selling vehicle and the Holden Commodore was the fifth.

Releasing the 2014 full-year sales results, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said SUV sales continued to boom in 2014, with the vehicle type now accounting for around 32 per cent of the market.

“The increase in SUV purchases is a reflection of the versatility these vehicles provide and the increasing range of these vehicles available in the market,” Mr Weber said. 

“SUVs and light commercial vehicles now account for almost 50 per cent of new car sales in Australia. Passenger car sales have dropped 6.1 per cent to hold 47.8 per cent of the market.”

New South Wales was the only state to see growth in 2014, with sales up 1.5 per cent on 2013 figures. Sales fell 9.7 per cent in Tasmania, 8.1 per cent in Western Australia, 4.1 per cent in Queensland, 3.5 per cent in the Northern Territory, 3.3 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory, 1.5 per cent in Victoria and 1.2 per cent in South Australia.

Business sales were slow in 2014, with 6.6 per cent less vehicles sold to business than in 2013. Government purchases rose 3.4 per cent compared to 2013 and private sales remained steady—up 0.5 per cent.

Toyota was the top selling brand with 18.3 per cent of the market. It was followed by Holden with 9.5 per cent, Mazda with 9 per cent, Hyundai with 9 per cent and Ford with 7.2 per cent.

SALES RESULTS

Source: VFACTS

Top 10 manufacturers (by sales volume):

Rank

Brand

2014

2013

% diff

 1

Toyota

203,501

214,630

-5.2

 2

Holden

106,092

112,059

-5.3

 3

Mazda

100,704

103,144

-2.4

 4

Hyundai

100,011

97,006

3.1

 5

Ford

79,703

87,236

-8.6

 6

Mitsubishi

68,637

71,528

-4.0

 7

Nissan

66,025

76,733

-14.0

 8

Volkswagen

54,801

54,892

-0.2

 9

Subaru

40,502

40,200

0.8

10 

Honda

32,998

39,258

-15.9

Top 10 individual models (by sales volume):

Rank

Vehicle

2014

2013

% diff

 1

Toyota Corolla

43,735

43,498

0.5

 2

Mazda3

43,313

42,082

2.9

 3

Toyota Hilux

38,126

39,931

-4.5

 4

Hyundai i30

31,505

30,582

3.0

 5

Holden Commodore

30,203

27,766

8.8

 6

Ford Ranger

26,619

21,752

22.4

 7

Mitsubishi Triton

24,256

24,512

-1.0

 8

Toyota Camry

22,044

24,860

-11.3

 9

Mazda CX5

21,571

20,129

7.2

 10

Volkswagen Golf

19,545

17,818

9.7

State/Territory results (by sales volume):

State/Territory

2014

2013

% diff

Australian Capital Territory

17,277

17,860

-3.3%

New South Wales

356,174

351,050

1.5%

Northern Territory

10,993

11,393

-3.5%

Queensland

223,519

233,139

-4.1%

South Australia

69,625

70,491

-1.2%

Tasmania

17,571

19,458

-9.7%

Victoria

302,722

307,292

-1.5%

Western Australia

115,343

125,544

-8.1%

Total

1,113,224

1,136,227

 -2.0%

VFACTS monthly vehicle sales data is available at Midday on the 3rd working day after the end of every month. Select data and media releases on the sales results are available at www.fcai.com.au

Copies of Tony Weber’s speech are available on request. 

For further information contact:
Sheena Ireland, Communications Manager
P: 02 6229 8221
M: 0458 038 555
E: sheena.ireland@fcai.com.au

 

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