Based on the sales figures for January 2023, the Model 3 was the best-seller in Australia, if we include the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux as light commercial vehicles.
In addition to being the only pure electric vehicle in the top ten, the Model 3 also became the only passenger car in the top ten.
The other cars in the list were SUVs and pickup trucks. The Model Y, on the other hand, only shifted 286 units during the month. This is a reflection of how limited the Model Y is.
Tesla’s strong sales can be attributed to the company’s decision to lower the prices of its products earlier this month.
Other car companies have also started to raise their prices in response to the increasing demand.
On its website, Tesla Australia says that Model 3s are currently in stock in most states, and delivery times for custom orders are typically between February and May.
For custom orders of the Model Y, the estimated delivery time is between April and June of this year.
This strong availability has helped boost the Model 3’s sales. In the last few months, the sales figures have fluctuated due to the arrival of the various delivery ships.
In the previous five months, the Model 3’s monthly sales have been as follows: 1806, 391, 33, 1610, and 2380.
Meanwhile, the Model Y’s sales have been as follows: 460, 1805, 1076, 4359, and 1017.
Among the most popular cars in January were the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the MG ZS, which has both battery electric and plug-in hybrid variants.
A total of 10,426 vehicles were sold in January, which is a 12 percent increase from the previous year.
The majority of these were hybrid and battery electric cars. Tesla was able to sell 3313 of the country’s electric cars, accounting for almost six percent of the market.
In terms of hybrid sales, the majority of them were made by Toyota.
Due to the overwhelming demand for electric cars, it’s hard to determine the popularity of certain models.
Sales figures for certain models spike when a shipment of vehicles comes in.
For instance, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which was over-ordered, had a remarkable month.
However, the sales figures for the Porsche Taycan, which was in high demand, are not good.