Australian new vehicle market keeps the pace in Q3 2015. Ford down, Hyundai up.

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Australian new vehicle market keeps the pace in July and August and a new all time record is now in the air following 8 months of growth. Hyundai outpaced Holden in the podium while Ford sales were down.

Economic Outlook

Australia’s weakening dollar is keeping the country from experiencing the full impact of the commodities glut and slowing growth in its major trading partners. The Australian Dollar (AUD) has depreciated 15% on a trade-weighted-basis over the past year, giving a boost to struggling resource exports, as well as playing an important role in helping to shift the country’s export profile from commodities to the service sector.

Already some headway has been made in this regard as resource exports grew in the first quarter of the year, indicating that although global demand for such products is deteriorating, the lower AUD is offsetting the subdued price for such exports. Recent data show that service sector exports, such as education and tourism, also appear to have benefited from the lower AUD in the second quarter.

The low AUD should partly offset the negative effects stemming from the external environment going forward. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect GDP to expand 2.4% in 2015, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. For 2016, the panel expects growth to pick up to 2.7%.

Market Outlook

A new record is in the air in the Australian new cars market as August had signed the eight year on year success in a strike.

This market stands on high level since several years and the all-time record is almost recent, being scored in the 2013, but the high demand generated by growing GDP and high pro capita income is fueling the market, while the ownership period is declining. Australians like to renovate their vehicle more frequently than in the past.

Following the first half +5.5% performance, market kept growing in the third quarter with both July and August up 5.4% from the correspondent period last year.

According to data released by FCAI, the Federation of Australian Car Manufacturers, during the first eight month of the year the total new light vehicles sold had been 761.440, up 5.5%, projecting a full year again at new all-time record.

Competitive Arena

While in August the rivals Hyundai and Mazda grew in double-digit, the market leader, Toyota, struggled losing 7.2% from last year at 14.505 unitsw with cumulate sales down 0.6%. Hyundai scored a robust +10.5% at 9.505 units while Mazda benefit from new models launch surging 21.7% at 9.166.

Holden reported a -8.9% losing the podium in the annual race being outpaced by Hyundai. Mitsubishi ranked 5th with 5.574 sales (+6.5%) while a weak Ford was 7th with 5.354 (-22.5%).

As far as the car group’s performance, the leader was Toyota with 17.2% of share in August, ahead of Hyundai-Kia at 14.0%, Mazda with 10.3% and General Motors with 8.9%.

The best-selling model ranking, in August the podium was almost in line with the tradition with Toyota Corolla on top with 3.050 (-6.1%),  Mazda3 with 2.673 (-14.4%) and Holden Commodore with 2.144 (-8.5%).

To see the best-selling models ranking with top 100 models, read the report we dedicated.

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 Aug Rank 2015 Brand Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var 2015 Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Toyota 14.505 132.429 -7,2% -0,6% 16,4% 17,4%
2 3 Hyundai 9.505 68.115 10,5% 2,4% 10,7% 9,0%
3 2 Mazda 9.166 75.113 21,7% 11,3% 10,3% 9,9%
4 4 Holden 7.870 67.502 -8,9% -9,3% 8,9% 8,9%
5 5 Mitsubishi 5.574 46.629 6,5% 8,6% 6,3% 6,1%
6 6 Ford 5.354 46.091 -22,5% -16,7% 6,0% 6,1%
7 8 Volkswagen 4.794 41.722 17,9% 13,9% 5,4% 5,5%
8 7 Nissan 4.731 42.618 -7,7% -2,5% 5,3% 5,6%
9 9 Subaru 3.361 28.374 15,9% 8,9% 3,8% 3,7%
10 10 Honda 3.210 26.859 16,3% 28,5% 3,6% 3,5%
11 11 Mercedes 2.956 23.897 25,3% 20,2% 3,3% 3,1%
12 12 Kia 2.940 22.325 50,0% 13,5% 3,3% 2,9%
13 14 BMW 2.202 16.845 9,7% 13,9% 2,5% 2,2%
14 15 Audi 1.901 15.004 20,5% 17,5% 2,1% 2,0%
15 13 Jeep 1.716 17.929 -34,7% -6,7% 1,9% 2,4%
16 18 Suzuki 1.571 13.023 9,6% 12,6% 1,8% 1,7%
17 17 Isuzu 1.563 13.326 35,2% 28,6% 1,8% 1,8%
18 20 Land Rover 1.024 7.443 24,0% 6,6% 1,2% 1,0%
19 19 Renault 893 7.691 7,1% 27,2% 1,0% 1,0%
20 21 Lexus 708 5.907 58,7% 33,2% 0,8% 0,8%
21 23 Volvo 448 3.168 6,7% -11,8% 0,5% 0,4%
22 22 Fiat 400 3.921 -36,3% -20,4% 0,5% 0,5%
22 26 Porsche 400 2.858 63,3% 57,9% 0,5% 0,4%
23 24 Skoda 335 3.112 11,7% 24,7% 0,4% 0,4%
24 27 Mini 276 2.217 24,3% 49,8% 0,3% 0,3%
25 25 Peugeot 260 2.998 -14,8% 3,6% 0,3% 0,4%
26 28 Alfa Romeo 118 1.145 -49,1% -41,5% 0,1% 0,2%
27 34 Jaguar 110 634 20,9% -17,2% 0,1% 0,1%
28 29 Dodge 95 909 -26,4% -17,7% 0,1% 0,1%
28 35 LDV 95 404 0,1% 0,1%
29 31 Foton 84 764 0,1% 0,1%
30 30 Citroen 80 830 -30,4% 0,6% 0,1% 0,1%
31 32 SsangYong 74 757 -28,8% -15,9% 0,1% 0,1%
32 33 Chrysler 65 661 -41,4% -50,6% 0,1% 0,1%
33 38 Proton 51 312 -31,1% -47,6% 0,1% 0,0%
34 36 Infiniti 46 358 53,3% 27,9% 0,1% 0,0%
35 37 Maserati 37 353 -19,6% 40,6% 0,0% 0,0%
36 41 Ferrari 14 121 100,0% 68,2% 0,0% 0,0%
37 42 Aston Martin 11 88 22,2% 20,5% 0,0% 0,0%
37 39 Chery 11 165 -84,5% -63,3% 0,0% 0,0%
38 40 Great Wall 10 124 -95,3% -94,1% 0,0% 0,0%
39 43 Lamborghini 8 77 300,0% 413,3% 0,0% 0,0%
40 44 Bentley 6 71 -33,3% -8,8% 0,0% 0,0%
40 45 Smart 6 67 -62,5% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0%
41 49 Morgan 4 15 300,0% 51,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 46 Lotus 4 37 -33,3% -20,4% 0,0% 0,0%
41 48 McLaren 4 19 100,0% 20,6% 0,0% 0,0%
42 47 Rolls-Royce 1 21 -66,7% -26,4% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Aug Rank 2015 Group Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var 2015 Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Toyota 15.213 138.336 -5,4% 0,5% 17,2% 18,2%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 12.445 90.440 17,8% 4,9% 14,0% 11,9%
3 3 Mazda 9.166 75.113 21,7% 11,3% 10,3% 9,9%
4 4 General Motors 7.870 67.502 -9,2% -10,2% 8,9% 8,9%
5 5 Volkswagen 7.444 62.844 20,1% 16,8% 8,4% 8,3%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 5.670 50.667 -5,3% 1,2% 6,4% 6,7%
7 7 Mitsubishi 5.574 46.629 6,5% 8,6% 6,3% 6,1%
8 8 Ford 5.354 46.091 -22,5% -16,7% 6,0% 6,1%
9 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 3.361 28.374 15,9% 8,9% 3,8% 3,7%
10 10 Honda 3.210 26.859 16,3% 28,5% 3,6% 3,5%

Rank Aug Rank 2015 Model Sales Aug YTD 2015 Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Toyota Corolla 3.050 28.373 -6,1% -2,9% 3,5% 3,8%
2 2 Mazda3 2.673 25.925 -14,4% -10,8% 3,1% 3,5%
3 6 Holden Commodore 2.144 17.943 -8,5% -15,2% 2,5% 2,4%
4 4 Hyundai i30 2.098 20.649 -20,9% -0,6% 2,4% 2,8%
5 5 Ford Ranger 2.096 18.253 -5,7% 3,2% 2,4% 2,5%
6 10 Toyota Camry 2.095 14.645 24,3% 7,6% 2,4% 2,0%
7 7 Mitsubishi Triton 1.991 17.938 10,7% 20,9% 2,3% 2,4%
8 8 Mazda CX-5 1.980 16.692 20,1% 14,7% 2,3% 2,3%
9 11 Hyundai ix35 1.967 12.628 35,9% 5,6% 2,3% 1,7%
10 3 Toyota Hilux 1.956 23.316 -33,0% -7,5% 2,2% 3,2%
11 9 Volkswagen Golf 1.727 15.411 34,5% 15,2% 2,0% 2,1%
12 32 Mazda CX-3 1.595 7.130 1,8% 1,0%
13 13 Toyota RAV4 1.414 12.119 8,2% 1,8% 1,6% 1,6%
14 12 Holden Colorado 1.300 12.326 -20,6% -2,9% 1,5% 1,7%
15 15 Toyota Land Cruiser 1.224 10.575 46,6% 66,0% 1,4% 1,4%
16 16 Holden Cruze 1.216 10.409 -24,0% -17,6% 1,4% 1,4%
17 17 Holden Captiva 1.213 10.349 43,3% 52,8% 1,4% 1,4%
18 18 Toyota Yaris 1.160 10.128 36,5% 17,7% 1,3% 1,4%
19 22 Toyota Kluger 1.135 9.231 -10,4% 33,1% 1,3% 1,2%
20 41 Hyundai Accent 1.112 5.947 2,3% 23,8% 1,3% 0,8%
21 23 Isuzu D-Max 1.106 9.193 10,6% 25,7% 1,3% 1,2%
22 21 Mazda BT-50 1.064 9.488 25,2% 6,6% 1,2% 1,3%
23 30 Honda HR-V 1.037 7.297 1,2% 1,0%
24 28 Suzuki Swift 1.014 7.873 19,3% 29,2% 1,2% 1,1%
24 14 Nissan X-Trail 1.014 11.566 19,3% 42,1% 1,2% 1,6%

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