VFACTS November: Sales top 100K in one month

Overdrive News by David Brown

VFACTS IMAGE 600VFACTS figures show that new-vehicle sales in November broke through the 100,000-unit mark for the first time as the industry maintained its record pace for 2017.

But for the first time in history, not one of the top-10 sellers was made in Australia.

Toyota’s Camry and Holden’s Commodore – both of which ceased production in Australia in October – have followed the Ford Falcon out of the leadership group, that is now dominated by imports from Japan and Thailand.

Utes and SUV’s continue to dominate the new car market. November’s best sellers were a pair of Thai-built one-tonne utes, the Toyota HiLux and the Ford Ranger, followed by Japanese-built small-car rivals the Toyota Corolla and the Mazda3.

All up, Australian buyers bought 101,300 vehicles last month, bringing the 2017 tally to just over 1milion vehicles, up 0.6 per cent on the same period of last year and on track for a record annual tally nudging 1.2 million.


In order the top 5 selling brands in November were Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Holden and Mitsubishi.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto