September 22, 2023


Only Auto

Finest February in three years

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Australia’s automotive business delivered 86,878 automobiles throughout February 2023, which represents a 1.8% improve on the identical interval in 2022.

“That is the very best February consequence since 2019. It’s significantly pleasing given world and home provide constraints,” FCAI chief govt Tony Weber mentioned.

Tony Weber
Tony Weber

Battery electrical automobiles accounted for six.8% of gross sales with 5,932 bought in February.

“Rising gross sales of electrical automobiles proves that the place a battery electrical product exists which fits the driving habits, wants and funds of Australian motorists, they’ll buy these automobiles,” Weber says.

Zero and low emission automobile gross sales, which incorporates battery electrical, hybrid and plug-in hybrid automobiles accounted for 13.9% (12,102).

“The variety of low emission automobile gross sales demonstrates that there’s an urge for food amongst Australians for environmentally pleasant automobiles. Nonetheless, if we want to speed up this transition to a broader vary of customers in all elements of the nation, Australia must undertake a gasoline effectivity commonplace,” Weber provides.

A complete of 13,625 automobiles have been sourced from China, making it the third highest nation of origin for brand spanking new automobiles in February. Japan stays the biggest supply of recent automobiles within the Australian market (24,805), adopted by Thailand (18,557). Korea is the fourth highest nation of origin (12,246).

Gross sales within the ACT elevated by 7.2% with 1,454 automobiles bought; New South Wales, 4.7% (27,600); Northern Territory, 2.8% (725) and Western Australia, 16.7% (9,815).

Gross sales in Queensland decreased by 2.8% (18,427); South Australia, 4.5% (5,549); Tasmania 9.4% (1,414); and Victoria 1.3% (21,894).

Toyota led the market with a complete of 14,332 automobiles bought. Mazda was second (7667), adopted by Ford (6022), Kia (6000) and Hyundai (5504).

The Ford Ranger was the best promoting mannequin with 4473 gross sales reported.

Toyota’s Hello-Lux adopted with 3939. Tesla’s Mannequin 3 was third with 2671 adopted by Mazda’s CX-5 (2600) and Mitsubishi’s Outlander (2,166).

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