VFACTS: July 2021 Numbers Continue to Grow

Despite the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and the continuing strain on supply, July 2021 saw an increase of 16.1 per cent in new car sales from July 2020 according to official sales figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).  

84,161 new vehicles were sold across Australia, compared to 72,505 during the same month last year, with Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory up 20 per cent compared with 2020. Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, unfortunately, went in the other direction.  

FCAI chief executive said:

“The growth of 16.1 per cent shows the underlying strength, confidence and resilience in the market in spite of the challenges being presented due to lockdowns and ongoing delivery issues caused by microprocessor shortages and shipping delays.” 

“We are also seeing the trend of restocking in the rental segment, with growth of 231.4 per cent reflecting the increasing demand for local tourism and travel.” 

There has been a strong demand for Electric (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) in both Victoria (EV up by 19.1 per cent and PHEV up by 161.3 per cent compared to July 2020) and New South Wales (EV up by 260 per cent and PHEV by 84.9 per cent), where both State governments have introduced infrastructure commitments and incentives for purchasers including free stamp duty and rebates.   

Dominating all through the previous months, it should come as no surprise that Toyota claimed the gold in July, selling 17,643 vehicles – almost double the amount Mazda did in second at 8,919. Ford followed with 5,569 and then Mitsubishi with 5,302 total new vehicles sold.   

Top 10 Brands in July 2021
Ranking Brand Sales Share % 
1 Toyota 17643 21.0 
2 Mazda 8919 10.6 
3 Ford 5569 6.6 
4 Mitsubishi 5302 6.3 
5 Kia 5202 6.2 
6 Hyundai 5062 6.0 
7 Volkswagen 3840 4.6 
8 Isuzu Ute 3403 4.0 
9 MG 3313 3.9 
10 Nissan 2691 3.2 
Top 10 Cars in July 2021
Rank Model Volume July 2021 Change year-on-year 
1 Toyota HiLux 4610 up 56.4 per cent 
2 Ford Ranger 4064 up 30.9 per cent 
3 Toyota Corolla 2535 up 15.6 per cent 
4 Isuzu D-Max 2427 up 244.0 per cent 
5 Mazda CX-5 2389 up 38.3 per cent 
6 Toyota RAV4 2345 down 45.6 per cent 
7 Toyota Prado 2251 up 189.0 per cent 
8 Hyundai i30 1914 up 9.7 per cent 
9 Mitsubishi Outlander 1792 up 81.2 per cent 
10 MG ZS 1786 up 446.2 per cent 

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