Overall, 2011 presented a mixed performance for car sales in Australia and Oceania. While Australia experienced a slight decline in sales due to economic uncertainties and natural disasters, New Zealand demonstrated a modest growth in car sales. Factors such as consumer confidence, economic conditions, and specific market dynamics influenced the car sales trends in each country.
Car sales in Australia showed a slight decline in 2011. A total of 559,314 new passenger cars were sold, marking a decrease of approximately 5.54% compared to the previous year. The decline was primarily attributed to factors such as economic uncertainty, high interest rates, and natural disasters. The passenger vehicle segment experienced a decline in sales, while SUVs and light commercial vehicles showed more resilience. Toyota remained the top-selling brand in Australia, followed by Holden (General Motors) and Ford. The Toyota Hilux, Mazda3, and Holden Commodore were among the popular models.