The top 10 cars Australians loved in November
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.
November was another incredible month for the Australian new vehicle market, with national records breaking as more consumers received deliveries of their new cars. Compared to the same month in 2022, November exceeded records with over 112,000 vehicles delivered to Australians throughout the month. These numbers bring the yearly number of new purchases up over 1.1 million, which is the earliest time of year this figure has been exceeded in Australia’s history. This is unsurprising given six of the last seven months have seen recording-breaking sales figures. These exciting numbers have been driven up largely by the international supply chains resuming pace, with buyers finally receiving cars ordered up to a year ago. November sales mean the new vehicle market is on track to break the all-time sales record for vehicles sold in one year in Australia.
Sales were up in every State and Territory during November, with YoY growth jumping drastically. While all vehicle categories performed well, battery electric vehicles had a particularly successful month with 7.7% of the total monthly sales. Among brands, Toyota was the frontrunner for the month, followed by Mazda, Ford, Hyundai and Mitsubish. From models, the Ford Ranger was the overall top seller for the month, as in months previous, followed by the Toyota HiLux, Isuzu D-Max and the Tesla Model Y.
Most popular vehicles | November 2023
Ford Ranger - 6,301 units sold in October
November was another successful sales period for the Ford Ranger, which has been sitting at the top of the best selling cars for several continuous months. The Ford Ranger is well known for its workhorse features while maintaining a stylish exterior and is a popular choice amidst Australian consumers.
Toyota Hilux - 5,901 units sold in November
The Toyota Hilux took the second spot in November, with an impressive number of sales for the month. The Hilux is a versatile and powerful Australian favourite, popular with both private and business buyers. Check out all of the quality used Hilux models available at Pickles.
Isuzu UTE D-MAX - 3,692 units sold in November
The D-MAX stayed in the top half of the list in November, with sales just shy of 3,units. For car buyers looking for the practicality of a work vehicle along with the versatility of a family car, the D-MAX is a popular car choice.
Tesla Model Y - 3,151 units sold in November
Amidst a year of strong EV sales, the Tesla Model Y jumped to the fourth spot on the most sold list after November sales results. 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.
Toyota Prado - 3,090 units sold in November
The Toyota Prado saw another period of sales growth in November, jumping into the top half of the list with over 3,000 units sold during the month. As stock hits Australian suppliers, we are likely to see more of the Prado in the top 10 sellers each month.
Toyota RAV4 - 2,449 units sold in November
The RAV4 is one of Australia’s most popular vehicles, with just under 2,500 units sold throughout November. 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.
Mitsubishi Outlander - 2,381 units sold in November
Sales of Mitsubishi Outlander units were solid in November, with just over 2,200 units sold across Australia. As a staple of the Australian car market, buyers are lucky to have access to a wide variety of used Outlander models featured in Pickles’ sales.
Mazda CX-5 - 2,256 units sold in November
The stylish and compact Mazda CX-5 is a Japanese-made model and one of the reasons it is popular is because of its affordable price point 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.
MG ZS - 2,047 units sold in November
MG vehicles have gone from strength to strength in 2023, with the company seeing significant overall growth due to the extremely affordable price tag of their vehicles. The only downside to MG vehicles is that because of their relative newness to the Australian market, it can be a challenge to find a quality used model in the car market.
Toyota Corolla - 1,976 units sold in November
The compact Toyota Corolla jumped back onto the list in November, with just shy of 2,000 units sold during the month. While not as popular as other Toyota makes, the Corolla is known for its serious reliability and cheap maintenance costs.
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