The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) today released the new vehicle sales figures for the month of January 2020, utilising the updated VFACTS reporting system for the first time.
New vehicle sales for the month totalled 71,731, and were comprised of 20,494 passenger vehicles, 35,393 Sports Utility Vehicles and 14,035 Light Commercial Vehicles.
Tony Weber, chief executive for the FCAI, commented on the sales result.
“Given the broad range of environmental, financial, international and political issues facing Australia during January, it is no surprise to see the new vehicle market has reported a conservative start to the year,” Mr Weber said.
Toyota was the market leader in January with 14,809 sales and 20.6 per cent market share. Mazda claimed second place with 6,695 sales (9.3 per cent share), followed by Hyundai with 5,443 sales (7.6 per cent share), Mitsubishi with 5,108 sales (7.1 per cent share) and Kia with 4,705 sales (6.6 per cent share).
The Toyota Hilux, with 2,968 sales, again claimed the title of Australia’s best-selling vehicle, closely followed by the Ford Ranger with 2,624 sales. Australia’s third favourite vehicle during January was the Toyota Corolla with 2,370 sales, followed by the Toyota RAV4 with 2,290 sales and the Mitsubishi Triton with 2,075 sales.
Mr Weber commented on the updated VFACTS reporting system.
“VFACTS is the most accurate source of data for the automotive industry. The updated VFACTS system is working well and automotive brands have welcomed its release.
“The benefits of the new system include improved data accuracy and more timely reporting lines,” Mr Weber said.
Summary by Class:
- The January 2020 market of 71,731 new vehicle sales is a decrease of 10,263 vehicle sales or -12.5% on January 2020 (81,994) vehicle sales. January 2020 had one less selling day (24.0) than January 2019 and this resulted in a decrease of 291 vehicle sales per day.
- The Passenger Vehicle Market is down by 7,556 vehicle sales (-26.9%) over the same month last year; the Sports Utility Market is down by 547 vehicle sales (-1.5%);
the Light Commercial Market is down by 1,774 vehicle sales (-11.2%); and the
Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market is down by 386 vehicle sales (-17.6%) versus
- Toyota was market leader in January, followed by Mazda and Hyundai. Toyota led Mazda with a margin of 8,114 vehicle sales and 11.3 market share points.
SALES RESULTS - Source: VFACTS
Top 10 individual models (by sales volume): State/Territory results (by sales volume):
VFACTS monthly vehicle sales data is available at noon on the third working day after the end of every month. Select data and media releases on the sales results are available at www.fcai.com.au.