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.