There were 1,062,867 million new car sales in Australia in 2019, about 7.8 percent lower than 2018. Tony Weber, FCAI CEO said “It is clear the slower sales rate the market is experiencing is in line with the broader economic environment in Australia”. “Of particular concern to the industry is the restrictive regulatory lending conditions currently facing consumers,” Weber added.

Toyota’s HiLux took the number one spot again with 47,649 sales in 2019, with the Ford Ranger ute in second place, with 40,960 units sold. In the small car sales category, it was a close competition between Toyota and Hyundai, with the Toyota Corolla taking the lead in third place and the Hyundai i30 coming fourth.

The Kia Cerato just made the top 10 list with 21,757 cars sold and in the 10th position was the Mitsubishi ASX following closely with 20,806 sales. Conversely the car brand with the biggest decline in sales was Holden, followed by Jeep and Subaru which had 20% or more reduction in sales.

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SUV sales accounted for almost 50% of vehicles sold, with the Toyota RAV 4 being the top seller in November followed by the Nissan X-Trail. You can see the list of best selling SUVs in Australia here.

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