How small automobile gross sales have collapsed over the previous decade

The rise of small and medium SUVs have fully modified the shopping for habits of Australians, who’ve fallen out of affection with the standard small hatchback and sedan.

Gross sales of small vehicles have plummeted by 67 per cent in Australia over the previous decade, whereas their total market share has collapsed from 23.4 per cent to only 8.2 per cent.

The variety of nameplates within the combine has halved to 22, and the variety of manufacturers competing there has diminished by a 3rd to 17.

After we speak of small vehicles, what will we imply? Our definition is sourced from Australia’s VFACTS new automobile gross sales database, printed by the automobile manufacturers’ peak physique, the FCAI.

Small vehicles sit between gentle vehicles and medium vehicles, and are separated from small and medium SUVs which provide larger trip peak.

Everybody is aware of the main small vehicles, which embody staple nameplates such because the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Hyundai i30, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf.

The VFACTS information splits the small automobile market into two items based mostly on value level, with luxurious choices just like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 in their very own sub-segment.

We’ve got included all small vehicles into one, to essentially exhibit simply how far these autos have fallen in a mere 10 years.

In 2013 small vehicles had been the preferred sort of automobile, proudly owning a large 23.4 per cent of the of total new car market (comprising vehicles, SUVs and commercials).

Seven of the highest 20 nameplates that yr had been small vehicles, being the Toyota Corolla (1st), Mazda 3 (2nd), Hyundai i30 (4th), Holden Cruze (eighth), Ford Focus (twelfth), Volkswagen Golf (14th), and Honda Civic (twentieth).

2013 Prime 20 fashions:

  1. Toyota Corolla: 43,498 gross sales
  2. Mazda 3: 42,082 gross sales
  3. Toyota HiLux: 39,931 gross sales
  4. Hyundai i30: 30,582 gross sales
  5. Holden Commodore: 27,766 gross sales
  6. Toyota Camry: 24,860 gross sales
  7. Mitsubishi Triton: 24,512 gross sales
  8. Holden Cruze: 24,421 gross sales
  9. Nissan Navara: 24,108 gross sales
  10. Ford Ranger: 21,572 gross sales
  11. Mazda CX-5: 20,129 gross sales
  12. Ford Focus: 19,180 gross sales
  13. Hyundai ix35: 19,098 gross sales
  14. Volkswagen Golf: 17,342 gross sales
  15. Holden Colorado: 17,203 gross sales
  16. Toyota RAV4: 16,983 gross sales
  17. Mazda 2: 15,167 gross sales
  18. Toyota Prado: 14,568 gross sales
  19. Toyota Yaris: 14,437 gross sales
  20. Honda Civic, Ford Territory: 14,261 gross sales every

Pull ahead to 2022 with the final full yr of information and the market share of small vehicles has tumbled to a meagre 8.2 per cent. What was the primary section a decade earlier is now the quantity 5 section – behind 4×4 utes, medium SUVs, small SUVs and enormous SUVs.

Solely three small vehicles completed within the prime 20 for 2022: the Toyota Corolla (sixth), Hyundai i30 (ninth), and Kia Cerato (nineteenth).

2022 Prime 20 fashions:

  1. Toyota HiLux: 64,391 gross sales
  2. Ford Ranger: 47,479 gross sales
  3. Toyota RAV4: 34,845 gross sales
  4. Mitsubishi Triton: 27,436 gross sales
  5. Mazda CX-5: 27,062 gross sales
  6. Toyota Corolla: 25,284
  7. Isuzu D-Max: 24,336 gross sales
  8. MG ZS: 22,466 gross sales
  9. Hyundai i30: 21,166 gross sales
  10. Toyota Prado: 21,102 gross sales
  11. Mitsubishi Outlander: 19,546 gross sales
  12. Kia Sportage: 18,792 gross sales
  13. Hyundai Tucson: 17,870 gross sales
  14. MG 3: 16,168 gross sales
  15. Mazda CX-30: 13,891 gross sales
  16. Toyota LandCruiser wagon: 13,152 gross sales
  17. Mazda BT-50: 12,937 gross sales
  18. Toyota Kluger: 12,562 gross sales
  19. Kia Cerato: 12,354 gross sales
  20. Mazda CX-3: 11,907 gross sales

This desk reveals the regular decline in small vehicles each by way of gross sales and market share.