The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has released new vehicle
sales figures for February 2022.

A total of 85,340 vehicles were sold in February. This represents a 1.6 per cent increase
on February 2021 figures.

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said the news was positive given supply chains are still
not fully stabilized from the impacts of the pandemic.

“Global supply chains for microprocessor units are still some distance from full recovery,
so we are pleased to see this small increase on 2021 figures.”

“The consumer demand for new cars in Australia remains strong, and manufacturers are
continuing to work hard to get cars into the hands of motorists,” Mr Weber added.

Sales in the Australian Capital Territory were down 2.6 per cent compared with the same
period in 2021, with 1,356 vehicles sold. New South Wales sales were down 3.5 per cent
with 26,360 sold. Northern Territory sales decreased by 5.6 per cent with 705 vehicles
sold. Queensland sales were up 3.8 per cent with 18,962 vehicles sold. South Australian
sales increased by 8.9 per cent with 5,810 vehicles sold. Tasmanian sales increased by
16.6 per cent with 1,561 vehicles sold. Victorian sales increased by 5.5 per cent with
22,177 vehicles sold. Sales in Western Australia were down 1.7 per cent with 8,409
vehicles sold.

Toyota was the market leader in February 2022 with 20,886 vehicles sold. Toyota was
followed by Mazda with 8,782, Mitsubishi with 7,813, Kia with 5,881 and Hyundai came in
fifth place with 5,649.

Toyota’s Hilux was the highest selling model with 4,803 sold. The Toyota RAV4 came in
second place with 4,454 sold. Mitsubishi’s Triton was in third place with 3,811 sold. The
Ford Ranger took out fourth place with 3,455 vehicles sold. Toyota’s Prado was in fifth
place with 2,778 sold.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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