Australia November. The EVs era switched on by Tesla mega lithium plant

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Australia Vehicles Market in November hit again the highest monthly performance, as already done in October. Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free.

Australian economy remains in fairly good shape. The outlook for non-mining business investment has brightened, while strong public infrastructure spending is boosting growth. In addition, the unemployment rate dipped to a multi-year low in September. On the downside, retail sales were limp in Q3, a sure sign of continued meager wage growth, while household debt levels are high. At the end of October the High Court disqualified five members of parliament for holding dual citizenship, including deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce. Several other MPs have also since resigned over the same issue. As a result, the government has lost its lower-house majority, and will have to rely on crossbenchers’ support to ensure political continuity.

Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery on December 1st, in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free. This happens just one month after the last automotive plant in the country was closed, by GM near Melbourne, and represent an ideal switch between the past and the future.

Australian vehicles market continues its expansion, moderate, by grade, but endless. In the last five years annual car passenger’s sales grew from 1.072.000 in 2012 to the actual record of 1.165.000 in the 2016 and this year is proceeding flat over last year. In the 2018 sales are projected down, marginally.

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 e 2018 e
Car+LCV 1.078.142 1.100.175 1.077.384 1.137.796 1.165.779 1.166.629 1.124.683
HCV 10.572 10.572 10.572 10.568 10.476 10.592 10.804
Total 1.088.714 1.110.747 1.087.956 1.148.364 1.176.255 1.177.221 1.135.487

  2012 Var 2013 Var 2014 Var 2015 Var 2016 Var 2017 Var e. 2018 var e
Car+LCV 7,9% 2,0% -2,1% 5,6% 2,5% 0,1% -3,6%
HCV 16,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% -0,9% 1,1% 2,0%
Total 8,0% 2,0% -2,1% 5,6% 2,4% 0,1% -3,5%

According to data released by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructures, new vehicles sales in November have been 101.365 (+2.5%), scoring the all-time record for this month,  with year to date figures at 1.086.318, up 0.8%.

On top of the list Toyota year to date sales have been 199.485 (+5.2%) with market share at 18.6%.

In second place Mazda with 107.247 units (-1.1%) ahead of Hyundai with 90.836 (-3.9%), Holden with 78.127 sales (-9.8%), Ford with 75.525 units (-3.0%), Mitsubishi with 71.633 (+7.5%), Volkswagen with 52.868 (+1.7%) and Nissan with 52.013 (-15.8%).

At Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux on top with 39.041 sales (+14.2%) followed by the Ford Ranger with 35.694 (+18.4%), the Toyota Corolla with 31.753 (-7.6%) and the Mazda3 with 27.419 (-8.9%).

Updates of the Top 100 best-selling models are available here.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank 2017 Rank Nov Brand Sales 2017 Sales Nov Variation 2017 Variation Nov Share 2017 Share Nov
1 1 Toyota 199.485 18.804 5,2% 3,5% 18,8% 19,0%
2 2 Mazda 107.247 9.330 -1,1% -5,0% 10,1% 9,4%
3 3 Hyundai 90.836 8.781 -3,9% 9,9% 8,6% 8,9%
4 4 Holden 78.127 7.955 -9,8% 2,6% 7,4% 8,0%
5 6 Ford 72.525 6.275 -3,0% -8,1% 6,8% 6,3%
6 5 Mitsubishi 71.633 6.678 7,5% 13,7% 6,7% 6,8%
7 7 Volkswagen 52.868 5.364 1,7% 10,3% 5,0% 5,4%
8 8 Nissan 52.013 5.077 -15,8% -19,9% 4,9% 5,1%
9 10 Kia 50.730 4.305 28,9% 20,5% 4,8% 4,4%
10 11 Subaru 48.379 4.265 12,2% 3,0% 4,6% 4,3%
11 9 Honda 41.742 4.431 14,0% 26,5% 3,9% 4,5%
12 12 Mercedes 37.558 3.224 -0,6% -10,0% 3,5% 3,3%
13 13 Isuzu 22.868 2.446 10,1% 21,0% 2,2% 2,5%
14 15 BMW 22.317 1.628 -15,7% -23,0% 2,1% 1,6%
15 14 Audi 19.938 1.891 -9,5% -6,8% 1,9% 1,9%
16 16 Suzuki 17.625 1.356 -1,4% -12,0% 1,7% 1,4%
17 17 Land Rover 11.667 943 -6,3% -3,8% 1,1% 1,0%
18 18 Renault 9.801 905 -5,8% -43,7% 0,9% 0,9%
19 20 Lexus 8.266 598 -3,4% -22,3% 0,8% 0,6%
20 19 Jeep 7.539 623 -35,7% -41,3% 0,7% 0,6%
21 21 Skoda 5.028 536 16,7% 19,1% 0,5% 0,5%
22 22 Volvo 4.340 445 -21,3% -16,8% 0,4% 0,5%
23 29 Porsche 4.207 265 -2,7% 3,1% 0,4% 0,3%
24 26 Mini 3.522 322 0,7% 7,3% 0,3% 0,3%
25 25 Fiat 2.901 344 -16,0% -20,6% 0,3% 0,3%
26 28 Peugeot 2.616 277 -11,9% 102,2% 0,2% 0,3%
27 23 Tesla 2.585 410 1,8% 64,0% 0,2% 0,4%
28 24 Mitsubishi Fuso 2.519 360 14,1% 79,1% 0,2% 0,4%
29 30 Jaguar 2.419 199 -11,7% -33,7% 0,2% 0,2%
30 27 LDV 2.263 280 60,5% 115,4% 0,2% 0,3%
31 32 Alfa Romeo 936 77 40,8% 60,4% 0,1% 0,1%
32 31 Infiniti 770 95 5,8% 18,8% 0,1% 0,1%
33 33 Maserati 696 66 57,1% 65,0% 0,1% 0,1%
34 34 Haval 664 60 233,7% -14,3% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Citroen 591 55 -33,7% -8,3% 0,1% 0,1%
36 37 MG 548 45
37 38 Great Wall 384 33
38 Foton 371
39 36 Ram 352 46
40 40 Chrysler 247 20
41 Abarth 202
42 39 Bentley 189 22
43 44 Ferrari 145 6
44 43 Aston Martin 128 8
45 42 Lamborghini 108 10
46 41 McLaren 100 14
47 43 Lotus 52 8
48 SsangYong 51
49 Rolls-Royce 29
50 45 Proton 28 5
51 DS 17
52 Morgan 6
53 Dodge 4
54 Chery 2

Rank 2017 Rank Nov Group Sales 2017 Sales Nov Variation 2017 Variation Nov Share 2017 Share Nov
1 1 Toyota M.C. 207.751 19.402 4,8% 2,5% 19,3% 19,3%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 141.566 13.086 5,8% 13,2% 13,1% 13,0%
3 3 Renault Nissan Alliance 134.217 12.755 -3,8% -8,3% 12,5% 12,7%
4 4 Mazda 107.247 9.330 -1,1% -5,0% 10,0% 9,3%
5 5 Volkswagen Group 82.338 8.088 -0,8% 5,9% 7,6% 8,0%
6 6 General Motors 78.127 7.955 -9,8% 2,6% 7,3% 7,9%
7 7 Ford M.C. 72.525 6.275 -3,0% -8,1% 6,7% 6,2%
8 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 48.379 4.265 12,2% 3,0% 4,5% 4,2%
9 8 Honda M.C. 41.742 4.431 14,0% 26,5% 3,9% 4,4%
10 10 Mercedes Benz 40.077 3.584 0,2% -5,3% 3,7% 3,6%

Rank 2017 Rank Nov Model Sales 2017 Sales Nov Variation 2017 Variation Nov
1 1 Toyota Hilux 43.144 4.103 3,5% 6,9%
2 2 Ford Ranger 39.270 3.576 7,1% 4,9%
3 3 Toyota Corolla 34.712 2.959 -15,2% -8,8%
4 4 Mazda3 29.883 2.464 -17,5% -14,4%
5 6 Hyundai i30 27.313 2.227 -29,4% -12,4%
6 5 Mazda CX-5 23.718 2.358 -4,3% 20,6%
7 7 Hyundai Tucson 22.522 2.121 10,5% 9,7%
8 12 Toyota Camry 22.411 1.913 -2,9% -35,3%
9 14 Holden Commodore 21.447 1.835 -17,5% -12,1%
10 17 Mitsubishi Triton 20.960 1.752 -3,9% 20,7%
11 8 Toyota RAV4 19.255 1.951 -2,4% 22,5%
12 13 Holden Colorado 18.357 1.901 -0,6% 35,0%
13 20 Kia Cerato 17.453 1.476 38,4% 195,8%
14 16 Volkswagen Golf 17.347 1.761 -15,6% 21,4%
15 9 Mitsubishi ASX 17.275 1.948 -3,4% 27,3%
16 15 Nissan X-Trail 17.218 1.765 -7,5% -8,9%
17 11 Hyundai Accent 16.555 1.914 -11,1% -4,1%
18 22 Mazda CX-3 16.202 1.403 -11,7% 0,0%
19 18 Isuzu D-Max 15.664 1.699 -2,1% 20,5%
20 10 Nissan Navara 15.630 1.938 -12,0% 0,0%

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