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

Australian Auto Sales in March

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 MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Toyota17.84946.493-6,5%-6,3%17,4%16,6%
22Mazda10.22830.4490,1%7,7%10,0%10,9%
33Hyundai9.70024.40211,4%3,3%9,5%8,7%
44Holden8.35522.519-2,5%-9,1%8,2%8,0%
56Mitsubishi6.51918.2073,4%9,5%6,4%6,5%
65Ford6.48118.6414,5%12,4%6,3%6,7%
77Nissan5.81117.363-18,6%-1,7%5,7%6,2%
88Volkswagen5.31614.579-3,8%-1,6%5,2%5,2%
99Subaru4.82511.76820,6%13,9%4,7%4,2%
1010Mercedes3.72810.0637,1%14,1%3,6%3,6%
1111Honda3.4219.598-15,4%-0,5%3,3%3,4%
1212Kia3.3669.54914,8%21,3%3,3%3,4%
1313BMW2.6557.47814,9%27,7%2,6%2,7%
1415Isuzu2.5095.61249,5%30,2%2,4%2,0%
1514Audi2.0116.1608,2%12,4%2,0%2,2%
1616Suzuki1.8265.142-7,5%1,4%1,8%1,8%
1717Land Rover1.5464.09351,6%49,8%1,5%1,5%
1818Jeep1.1413.787-60,9%-50,1%1,1%1,4%
1919Renault1.0142.3865,8%5,9%1,0%0,9%
2020Lexus7352.1869,1%20,6%0,7%0,8%
2121Volvo5301.48358,2%53,7%0,5%0,5%
2222Porsche3911.41721,1%54,9%0,4%0,5%
2324Peugeot3851.036-4,9%-14,8%0,4%0,4%
2423Skoda3701.063-13,1%-3,7%0,4%0,4%
2525Mini35592820,3%19,1%0,3%0,3%
2626Fiat301908-45,3%-41,6%0,3%0,3%
2727Jaguar273680232,9%173,1%0,3%0,2%
2828LDV137376280,6%261,5%0,1%0,1%
2930Foton12326543,0%-10,2%0,1%0,1%
3032Infiniti10319183,9%35,5%0,1%0,1%
3129Citroen90268-40,0%-21,2%0,1%0,1%
3231Alfa Romeo85232-54,3%-47,9%0,1%0,1%
3334Dodge65150-37,5%-51,8%0,1%0,1%
3433Chrysler60166-34,1%-22,1%0,1%0,1%
3535SsangYong44147-56,4%-47,5%0,0%0,1%
3636Maserati43122-25,9%-11,6%0,0%0,0%
3737Ferrari225429,4%14,9%0,0%0,0%
3840Aston Martin9300,0%-14,3%0,0%0,0%
3943Rolls-Royce59150,0%50,0%0,0%0,0%
3942Chery511-85,3%-87,1%0,0%0,0%
4044Lotus28-66,7%-55,6%0,0%0,0%
4045Morgan25100,0%25,0%0,0%0,0%
4044McLaren28100,0%700,0%0,0%0,0%
4038Proton245-93,8%-45,1%0,0%0,0%
Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Toyota18.58448.679-5,9%-5,3%17,8%17,2%
22Hyundai-Kia13.06633.95112,2%7,8%12,5%12,0%
33Mazda10.22830.4490,1%7,7%9,8%10,7%
45General Motors8.35522.519-2,5%-9,1%8,0%7,9%
54Volkswagen8.08823.262-0,9%4,0%7,7%8,2%
66Renault-Nissan6.92819.940-15,0%-0,6%6,6%7,0%
78Mitsubishi6.51918.2073,4%9,5%6,2%6,4%
87Ford6.48118.6414,5%12,4%6,2%6,6%
99Fuji Heavy Industries4.82511.76820,6%13,9%4,6%4,2%
1010Mercedes Daimler3.72810.0636,8%13,7%3,6%3,6%
Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
14Hyundai i304.1988.409100,1%33,1%4,4%3,1%
23Toyota Hilux3.8979.22316,5%8,0%4,1%3,4%
31Toyota Corolla3.6129.485-15,2%-18,7%3,8%3,5%
42Mazda33.1459.257-11,6%-16,3%3,3%3,4%
55Ford Ranger2.9607.956-13,6%11,1%3,1%2,9%
67Mitsubishi Triton2.7406.103-6,8%2,4%2,9%2,2%
76Holden Commodore2.5596.121-25,5%-20,9%2,7%2,2%
88Mazda CX-52.2526.100-3,9%-0,5%2,4%2,2%
918Hyundai Accent2.0343.779352,0%111,5%2,1%1,4%
1011Nissan X-Trail1.9914.848-4,1%-2,8%2,1%1,8%
1114Toyota Camry1.9393.899-16,4%-25,3%2,0%1,4%
1215Isuzu D-Max1.7923.892101,3%35,0%1,9%1,4%
139Volkswagen Golf1.7825.225-17,7%-4,8%1,9%1,9%
1412Mazda CX-31.7554.517102,9%422,2%1,8%1,6%
1522Subaru Forester1.5743.42534,9%40,4%1,6%1,2%

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