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Record new vehicle sales in November and Toyota HiLux back on top

Record new vehicle sales in November (up 2.5%) saw Australia sales past 1 million new vehicles sold with one month of sales still to go.

AUSTRALIA HAS CONTINUED its record-setting pace from 2016 with sales year-to-date up 0.6% and, for the month of November sales are up by 2.5% compared with the same month in 2016, realising 101,365 new vehicles sold in November. Australia has seen record new vehicles sales for seven of the last 11 months.

SUVs continue to dominate the growth in new car sales, up by 8.6% compared with the same month last year (year to date it’s up by 7.9%) while the small SUV segment boomed with growth of 31.1%.

The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Tony Weber, said that with less than one month remaining, he remained confident the industry would surpass last year’s record total.

“The momentum built in the market over the past few months appears to be continuing so we’re on target for another record year,” he said.

Toyota remained the market leader with an 18.6% share of the November sales, followed by Mazda (9.2%), Hyundai (8.7%), Holden (7.8%) and Mitsubishi (6.6%).

The Toyota Hilux was Australia’s best-selling vehicle in November with 4103 sales, followed by the Ford Ranger (3576), the Toyota Corolla (2959), Mazda3 (2464), Mazda CX-5 (2358), Hyundai i30 (2227), Hyundai Tucson (2121), Toyota LandCruiser (1973), Toyota RAV4 (1950), and the Mistubishi ASX (1948).


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.