Toyota tops August 2017 Australian Car Sales

Another month on top for Toyota and HiLux

VFACTS sales data for August 2017 has just been released and shows the industry enjoyed a fourth consecutive record sales result.

In total, 96,662 new vehicles were delivered to Australian customers in August 2017.

August 2017 vehicle sales in Australia were up 1.8% on the same month last year.

Toyota was again the number one brand, the HiLux has finished as the top-selling model.

Overall, vehicle sales in Australia across the first eight months of the year were up 0.6% on the same period last year.

August 2017 Car Sales Data - Best-Selling Brands:

August 2017 Car Sales Data - Best-Selling Vehicles:

August 2017 Vehicle Sales Data – Key Points:

  • Small SUV sales up 22.8% on same month last year
  • Medium SUV sales grew by 14%
  • Sales of pick-up and cab-chassis 4X4s jumped 23%
  • Private SUV sales rose by 7.6%
  • Private light commercial sales increased 23.4%

Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Tony Weber, tells us the sales growth continues to come from SUVs and commercials.

“More new models coming into the market in both these segments is creating strong consumer interest and helping to fuel the industry’s momentum,”

“This August result provides confidence that should all the positive contributing factors within the economy remain in place, sales during the back half of the year will keep us on track for another record year.”

More analysis of the August sales data to follow.

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