Australia 2020 gross sales down 14% | Automotive Field Information

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) reported Australian new automobile product sales in 2020 arrived at 916,968, down 13.7% year on yr.

“The decrease of 13.7% was not unexpected and is attributed to the fiscal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” FCAI reported in a statement.

“However, the new car or truck sector in Australia is now showing constructive indicators of advancement.”

December 2020 revenue rose 13.5% to 95,652 units and adopted a similar upturn in November when sales rose 122.4% to 95,205.

FCAI chief govt, Tony Weber, claimed signals of the recovery of the new car or truck market place ended up welcomed by automotive models.

“COVID-19 has introduced a wellness crisis and a corresponding financial crisis to the planet throughout 2020,” Weber claimed. 

“And together with the rest of Australia, automotive makes and their seller networks have discovered the final 12 months an extremely hard time period.

“The automotive market in Australia accounts for more than 60,000 workers, with over 4,000 dealerships throughout the place. The contribution built by these corporations is critically critical to the financial wellbeing of communities throughout Australia.

“It is consequently with fantastic reduction that the sector, alongside with the normal economic climate, is finally noting some good indications within the sector.”

Australian buyers’ appreciate of SUVs and utes [pickup trucks] ongoing previous yr, with however one more maximize in share for these two preferred segments.

SUVs claimed 49.6% of gross sales through 2020, an boost from 45.5%in 2019.  A complete of 454,701 SUVs were bought through the year, down 5.9% on 2019. 

Gentle professional cars continued to appreciate solid recognition in 2020, with 22.4% share.  A total of 205,597 cars sold, down 8.9%.

Passenger autos totalled 222,103  for 24.2% of the marketplace in 2020.  The tally was down 29.7%.

Toyota was prime promoting brand with 204,801 cars for 22.3% market place share. Mazda created 85,640 product sales for 9.3% share, Hyundai 64,807 for 7.1%, Ford 59,601 for 6.5% and Mitsubishi 58,335 for 6.4%.

Of the leading 10 automobiles for the 12 months, seven were possibly SUVs or LCVs. The major vendor was the Toyota HiLux (45,176), Ford Ranger (40,973), RAV4 (38,537), Corolla (25,882), Landcruiser (25,142), Mazda CX-5 (21,979), Hyundai i30 (20,734), Mitsubishi Triton (18,136), Prado (18,034) and Kia Cerato (17,559).