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FCAI releases February 2022 new car sales figures

The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has today released new vehicle sales figures for February 2022.

A total of 85,340 vehicles were sold in February. This represents a 1.6 per cent increase on February 2021 figures.

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said the news was positive given supply chains are still not fully stabilized from the impacts of the pandemic.

“Global supply chains for microprocessor units are still some distance from full recovery, so we are pleased to see this small increase on 2021 figures.”

“The consumer demand for new cars in Australia remains strong, and manufacturers are continuing to work hard to get cars into the hands of motorists,” Mr Weber added.

Sales in the Australian Capital Territory were down 2.6 per cent compared with the same period in 2021, with 1,356 vehicles sold. New South Wales sales were down 3.5 per cent with 26,360 sold. Northern Territory sales decreased by 5.6 per cent with 705 vehicles sold. Queensland sales were up 3.8 per cent with 18,962 vehicles sold. South Australian sales increased by 8.9 per cent with 5,810 vehicles sold. Tasmanian sales increased by 16.6 per cent with 1,561 vehicles sold. Victorian sales increased by 5.5 per cent with 22,177 vehicles sold. Sales in Western Australia were down 1.7 per cent with 8,409 vehicles sold.

Toyota was the market leader in February 2022 with 20,886 vehicles sold. Toyota was followed by Mazda with 8,782, Mitsubishi with 7,813, Kia with 5,881 and Hyundai came in fifth place with 5,649.

Toyota’s Hilux was the highest selling model with 4,803 sold. The Toyota RAV4 came in second place with 4,454 sold. Mitsubishi’s Triton was in third place with 3,811 sold. The Ford Ranger took out fourth place with 3,455 vehicles sold. Toyota’s Prado was in fifth place with 2,778 sold.


Summary by Class:

Key Points:

  • The February 2022 market of 85,340 new vehicle sales is an increase of 1,363 vehicle sales or 1.6% against February 2021 (83,977) vehicle sales. Both February 2022 and February 2021 had 24 selling days and this resulted in an increase of 56.8 vehicle sales per day.
  • The Passenger Vehicle Market is down by 3,509 vehicle sales (-18.3%) over the same month last year; the Sports Utility Market is up by 2,284 vehicle sales
    (5.4%); the Light Commercial Market is up by 2,383 vehicle sales (12.3%) and the Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market is up by 205 vehicle sales (7.3%) versus
    February 2021.
  • Toyota was market leader in February, followed by Mazda and Mitsubishi. Toyota led Mazda with a margin of 12,204 vehicle sales and 14.2 market share points.