New Car Sales results YTD November 2021

The level of new car sales in Australia is always of interest to a number of different parties. It’s often used as a barometer of the state of the economy as well as a predictor of future trends.

The last two years have been hampered by Covid and the results in November directly reflect that while demand is strong, supply is the issue. That is mostly because of the global shortage of microprocessors as well as factory closures etc.

However we see Toyota retain its number one position so far with about 21.4% of the market, more than twice as much as its nearest rival, Mazda.


The SUV surge continues unabated with that segment now representing slightly more than 50% of new car sales.

Passenger cars has been the biggest decline over recent years, but small segments are still buoyant.

The top ten players are Toyota, Mazda, with Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Mitsubishi all bunched together around 7 % each give or take, followed by Nissan, Volkswagen, MG and Subaru all bunched together. The continuing growth brand in=s MG that has come from nowhere over the last few years to a top ten position.

The key takeaway from the results is that if you are after a new car, get in early with your order, because unless there is one of the showroom floor, you may be in for a wait.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.