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Australian Auto Sales in March shy. Hyundai i30 jumps on top

Australian Auto Sales in March Hyundai-i30

Australian Auto Sales in March shy. Reporting a little lost the market has broken the winning series after 15 months. Hyundai defended the third place doubling sales of the i30, jumped on top of models ranking.

Market Outlook

In the last years the market growth has been sustained by favorable economic conditions, like weak Australian dollar and expansive monetary policy, which allowed to manufacturers to keep vehicle prices flat and expand car loans options and availability. However several factors could end up cooling Australia’s momentum in 2016 and the industry could change direction in the next.

In March, according to data released by the FCAI, the Federation of Australian Car Manufacturers, following the positive start of the year with January and February up 2.7% and 4.6%, sales declined a little with 104.512 registrations, down 0.5% from March 2015, the first break in the y.o.y growth after 15 months.

However, the first quarter was even better than the 2015 record at 283.450, up 2.1%.

Competiive Arena

The negative Toyota momentum was not over in March when sales at 17.849 units fell -6.5% and market share declined at 17.4%. Mazda, in second place, was only flat at 10.228 (+0.1%) while the month was positive for Hyundai defending the third place with 9.700 (+11.4%).

Holden was again down the podium with 8.355  vehicles(-2.5%), followed by Mitsubishi with 6.519 (+3.4%), Ford with 6.481 (+4.5%) and a struggling Nissan with 5.811 (-18.6%).

Mercedes climbed one place in the ranking to the 10th with 3.728 units (+7.1%), while Audi with 2.011 (+8.2%) was overtaken by Isuzu with 2.509 (+49.5%).

As far as the ranking by manufacturer, Toyota on top was reported at 17.8% of market share, ahead of Hyundai Group with 12.5% and Mazda at 9.8%

In March the Hyundai i30 jumped on top of the list, up 4 spots, with 4.198 sales (+100.1%) ahead of the Toyota Hilux with 3.897 (+16.5%), the Toyota Corolla with 3.612 (-15.2%), the Mazda3 with 3.145 (-11.6%), the Ford Ranger with 2.960 (-13.6%), the Mitsubishi Triton with 2.740 (-6.8%) and Holden Commodore with 2.559 (-25.5%).

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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 Mar Rank Q1 Brand Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Toyota 17.849 46.493 -6,5% -6,3% 17,4% 16,6%
2 2 Mazda 10.228 30.449 0,1% 7,7% 10,0% 10,9%
3 3 Hyundai 9.700 24.402 11,4% 3,3% 9,5% 8,7%
4 4 Holden 8.355 22.519 -2,5% -9,1% 8,2% 8,0%
5 6 Mitsubishi 6.519 18.207 3,4% 9,5% 6,4% 6,5%
6 5 Ford 6.481 18.641 4,5% 12,4% 6,3% 6,7%
7 7 Nissan 5.811 17.363 -18,6% -1,7% 5,7% 6,2%
8 8 Volkswagen 5.316 14.579 -3,8% -1,6% 5,2% 5,2%
9 9 Subaru 4.825 11.768 20,6% 13,9% 4,7% 4,2%
10 10 Mercedes 3.728 10.063 7,1% 14,1% 3,6% 3,6%
11 11 Honda 3.421 9.598 -15,4% -0,5% 3,3% 3,4%
12 12 Kia 3.366 9.549 14,8% 21,3% 3,3% 3,4%
13 13 BMW 2.655 7.478 14,9% 27,7% 2,6% 2,7%
14 15 Isuzu 2.509 5.612 49,5% 30,2% 2,4% 2,0%
15 14 Audi 2.011 6.160 8,2% 12,4% 2,0% 2,2%
16 16 Suzuki 1.826 5.142 -7,5% 1,4% 1,8% 1,8%
17 17 Land Rover 1.546 4.093 51,6% 49,8% 1,5% 1,5%
18 18 Jeep 1.141 3.787 -60,9% -50,1% 1,1% 1,4%
19 19 Renault 1.014 2.386 5,8% 5,9% 1,0% 0,9%
20 20 Lexus 735 2.186 9,1% 20,6% 0,7% 0,8%
21 21 Volvo 530 1.483 58,2% 53,7% 0,5% 0,5%
22 22 Porsche 391 1.417 21,1% 54,9% 0,4% 0,5%
23 24 Peugeot 385 1.036 -4,9% -14,8% 0,4% 0,4%
24 23 Skoda 370 1.063 -13,1% -3,7% 0,4% 0,4%
25 25 Mini 355 928 20,3% 19,1% 0,3% 0,3%
26 26 Fiat 301 908 -45,3% -41,6% 0,3% 0,3%
27 27 Jaguar 273 680 232,9% 173,1% 0,3% 0,2%
28 28 LDV 137 376 280,6% 261,5% 0,1% 0,1%
29 30 Foton 123 265 43,0% -10,2% 0,1% 0,1%
30 32 Infiniti 103 191 83,9% 35,5% 0,1% 0,1%
31 29 Citroen 90 268 -40,0% -21,2% 0,1% 0,1%
32 31 Alfa Romeo 85 232 -54,3% -47,9% 0,1% 0,1%
33 34 Dodge 65 150 -37,5% -51,8% 0,1% 0,1%
34 33 Chrysler 60 166 -34,1% -22,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 SsangYong 44 147 -56,4% -47,5% 0,0% 0,1%
36 36 Maserati 43 122 -25,9% -11,6% 0,0% 0,0%
37 37 Ferrari 22 54 29,4% 14,9% 0,0% 0,0%
38 40 Aston Martin 9 30 0,0% -14,3% 0,0% 0,0%
39 43 Rolls-Royce 5 9 150,0% 50,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 42 Chery 5 11 -85,3% -87,1% 0,0% 0,0%
40 44 Lotus 2 8 -66,7% -55,6% 0,0% 0,0%
40 45 Morgan 2 5 100,0% 25,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 44 McLaren 2 8 100,0% 700,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 38 Proton 2 45 -93,8% -45,1% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Mar Rank Q1 Group Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Toyota 18.584 48.679 -5,9% -5,3% 17,8% 17,2%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 13.066 33.951 12,2% 7,8% 12,5% 12,0%
3 3 Mazda 10.228 30.449 0,1% 7,7% 9,8% 10,7%
4 5 General Motors 8.355 22.519 -2,5% -9,1% 8,0% 7,9%
5 4 Volkswagen 8.088 23.262 -0,9% 4,0% 7,7% 8,2%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 6.928 19.940 -15,0% -0,6% 6,6% 7,0%
7 8 Mitsubishi 6.519 18.207 3,4% 9,5% 6,2% 6,4%
8 7 Ford 6.481 18.641 4,5% 12,4% 6,2% 6,6%
9 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 4.825 11.768 20,6% 13,9% 4,6% 4,2%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 3.728 10.063 6,8% 13,7% 3,6% 3,6%

Rank Mar Rank Q1 Model Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 4 Hyundai i30 4.198 8.409 100,1% 33,1% 4,4% 3,1%
2 3 Toyota Hilux 3.897 9.223 16,5% 8,0% 4,1% 3,4%
3 1 Toyota Corolla 3.612 9.485 -15,2% -18,7% 3,8% 3,5%
4 2 Mazda3 3.145 9.257 -11,6% -16,3% 3,3% 3,4%
5 5 Ford Ranger 2.960 7.956 -13,6% 11,1% 3,1% 2,9%
6 7 Mitsubishi Triton 2.740 6.103 -6,8% 2,4% 2,9% 2,2%
7 6 Holden Commodore 2.559 6.121 -25,5% -20,9% 2,7% 2,2%
8 8 Mazda CX-5 2.252 6.100 -3,9% -0,5% 2,4% 2,2%
9 18 Hyundai Accent 2.034 3.779 352,0% 111,5% 2,1% 1,4%
10 11 Nissan X-Trail 1.991 4.848 -4,1% -2,8% 2,1% 1,8%
11 14 Toyota Camry 1.939 3.899 -16,4% -25,3% 2,0% 1,4%
12 15 Isuzu D-Max 1.792 3.892 101,3% 35,0% 1,9% 1,4%
13 9 Volkswagen Golf 1.782 5.225 -17,7% -4,8% 1,9% 1,9%
14 12 Mazda CX-3 1.755 4.517 102,9% 422,2% 1,8% 1,6%
15 22 Subaru Forester 1.574 3.425 34,9% 40,4% 1,6% 1,2%

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