All-time sales records continue to get smashed this year as Australian customers have taken delivery of over one million new vehicles this year.

"The Australian market has demonstrated incredible strength and vitality throughout 2023, culminating in Australia reaching one million sales in October for the first time, FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber said. 

"After some challenging years through COVID, this milestone speaks to the range of vehicles available to consumers, affirming Australia's position as one of the world's most dynamic and competitive markets. It also reflects vastly improved supply chains.

“In the past six months, five have broken all-time sales records compared with previous years and in October 106,809 new vehicles were delivered to Australian customers.” 

In October, 38.3 per cent of sales were either in light commercial utes, large, or upper large SUVs vehicle categories. Conversely, EV sales softened to represent 5.7 per cent of the market. 

Sales across every State and Territory increased this month compared with October 2022. Toyota was the highest selling marque with 20,298 sales. Mazda followed with 9,316 then Ford (8,605), Hyundai (6,620) and Mitsubishi (6,395). 

The Ford Ranger toppled Toyota's HiLux in October. recording 6,215 sales. versus  5,766. This was followed by Isuzu Ute D-Max (3,198) Toyota RAV4 (2,598) and Toyota Landcruiser (2561). 

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