Check out Australia’s 10 favourite cars in November 2022
Each month, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries releases a report detailing the top-selling vehicles across Australia. Pickles’ monthly vehicle report presents the top 10 vehicles from this list and recounts industry news and trends as they affect the Australian market.
New car sales climbed again in November, with a 17.9% increase in purchases compared to the same month last year. This continued growth shows that new car sales are on an upward trajectory as manufacturers begin resolving issues with production, delivery and backlogs. Sales throughout November brought Australia to over 990K new cars for the year, and it can be assumed that December sales will finish a strong year with over a million vehicles sales for 2022. All vehicles featured on this list are up comparatively to the same month last year, which is to be expected as COVID-related issues are no longer prevalent throughout the country.
There are still long wait times on some vehicles, most notably being for popular Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi and EV models, which has left the Australian market reliant on used cars and rental fleets. The rental market saw a drastic increase of 36.3% in November, as Australians prepare themselves for the first major holiday season since COVID regulations have ceased.
The boom in sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles continues to rise as various government incentives are rolled out across states and territories. These emissions-focused sales are likely to keep growing as more incentives are introduced and the rising price of fuels continues to affect Australian households.
Most Popular Vehicles | November 2022
1. Toyota Hilux - Up 28.7% YoY
The Toyota Hilux was once again at the top of the most purchased car models in Australia for the month. The Australian favourite sold over 5,440 units in November, which is an increase of 28.7% compared to the same month in 2021. Check out all of the quality used Hilux models available at Pickles.
2. Ford Ranger - Up 14.5% YoY
The Ford Ranger sold just over 5,000 units during November, resulting in a 14.5% increase comparatively to the same month in 2021. The Ford Ranger is well known for its work horse features while maintaining a stylish exterior. Pickles Ford Ranger sales typically feature Rangers with various features and accessories to suit every need.
3. Toyota Corolla - Up 77.4% YoY
One of the oldest popular models, the Toyota Corolla has a well-earned reputation that ensures consistent sales in Australia each year. The Japanese-made car comes in a range of makes and recently began producing petrol-electric hybrids for drivers transitioning to EVs. Over 3,700 Toyota Corollas sold in Australia in November - a huge increase of 77.4% on sales compared to the same month in 2021.
4. MG ZS - Up 93.6% YoY
MG vehicles are popping up with increasing frequency, as models from the Chinese-owned brand feature seriously affordable price tags that are attracting buyers amidst growing interest rates. Over 3,000 MG ZS units sold in November, resulting in the car jumping into the top 5 most sold models for the month. The only downside to MG vehicles is because of their relative newness to the Australian market, they are infrequently found on the used car market. Therefore it is important to stay up to date with Pickles sales to get a hold of a quality used model.
5. Toyota Landcruiser - Up 69.8% YoY
Comparable to the HiLux, the Toyota Landcruiser is both huge in size and popularity. The model is popular in Australia due to its spacious and versatile make as well as its ability to navigate offroading and city driving with ease. The Toyota model sold just over 2,200 units in November, which is a sizable increase of 69.8% compared to November 2021.
6. Toyota RAV4 - Up 25.4% YoY
The RAV4 is one of Australia’s most popular Toyota models and sold just a few units shy of the Landcruiser in November, with 2,282 sales. Given the RAV4 is always in high demand, keeping up to date with Pickles’ sales is the best way to purchase a quality used model.
7. Mazda CX-5 - Up 146.7% YoY
The stylish and compact Mazda CX-5 sold just shy of 2,000 units in November, which is a whopping 14.67% growth YoY compared to the same month in 2021. The SUV is a Japanese-made model and is popular thanks to its affordability in comparison to its competitors. Because the CX-5 has been on the Australian market for a few years, there are many used models available.
8. Mitsubishi Outlander - Up 14.8% YoY
The Outlander, an Australian family favourite, jumped back in the top 10 list for November with 1,875 units for the month. As a staple of the Australian car market, buyers are privy to a great deal of choice of used models featured in Pickles’ sales.
9. Kia Sportage - Up 168.8% YoY
The popular Kia Sportage has seen an incline of strong sales in the last few months, with sales in November climbing astronomically with a 168.8% increase compared to the same month in 2021. The Sportage is a popular choice for families who love creature comforts, and buyers seeking a car versatile enough to move between city and country easily.
10. Tesla Model Y - N/A
Amidst months of extremely strong EV sales, it’s no surprise that the Tesla Model Y was among the top selling vehicles for November. Selling 1,805 units in November, the Tesla Model Y is one of several popular EV makes that have seen an increase in sales as Australians turn towards EV/hybrid vehicle options. Teslas don’t last long once they’re received by Pickles, so it’s crucial to keep up-to-date with sales in order to get your hands on a used model.
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