2015 Top 10 fast growing car brands in Australia

Posted by on 25 August 2016 | Comments

While waiting for the 2016 ranking, we want to relieve the 2015 top 10 fast growing car brands in Australia.

The Australian automotive market was on record pace in 2015 with a 3.6% growth over 2014. In line with 2014, during 2015 five out of ten brands with faster sales growth in AU were European brands. Note that some very small-volume European brands have been excluded from the ranking, such as Ferrari (+ 75.3%), Lamborghini (+361.1%) and McLaren (+52.6%).

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2015 Top 10 fast growing car brands in Australia:

Rank Brand Country Description
1 Foton Light China With a 205.5% growth this Chinese brand was the record-keeper of last year. This brand knew how to gain market shares with its only model the Cummins-powered Tunland Ute.
2 Porsche Germany Porsche’s sales were up 65.5% in 2015 with almost 4000 units sold. Half of its sales came from the Macan (+350%). The Cayenne and the 911 had also important growths – 17.2% and 8.5% respectively.
3 Mini United Kingdom This little British brand was up by 45.1% - almost 3000 units sold - with the new hatch almost doubling its volume on the back of better supply and the addition of a five-door body style.
4 Maserati Italy Thanks to its three best selling cars: the Ghibli Sedan, the Gran Turismo and the Cabrio this Italian luxury brand had a 36.4% growth in 2015.
5 Lexus Japan Lexus’ sales were up 32.3% in 2015, thanks to its NX SUV, which was its top-seller with almost 3000 units sold.
6 Isuzu Ute Japan Its 31.2% put this little company at the top of the 2015 best-selling car brands in Australia. The D-Max and the MU-X SUV were the two successes of the Japanese brand.
7 Infiniti Japan The Japanese luxury brand had its best growth in Australia last year – 30.7% higher than 2014. Its two top sellers being the Q50 and the QX70.
8 Honda Japan With a growth of 28.9% in 2015 this Japanese brand received bounce back after some dark years (Due to a lack of product and big stock restrictions). Its biggest success was the HR-v with almost 9000 units sold last year.
9 Skoda Czech Republic After some difficulties to enter the Australian car market this Czech brand was finally getting some market shares in 2015. Sales were up 26.4% over 2014. Its best seller was the Octavia with more than half of Skoda’s sales.
10 Renault France This French automotive brand has been growing at double digits for a few years now. In 2015, the brand had an increase of 26.1%.Its top-seller was the Clio – representing the quarter of Renault sales in 2015.


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