Australians’ desire for electric and hybrid vehicles continues to rise

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 12-Feb-20

New automotive data from Roy Morgan shows that 59.1% of Australians aged 14+ who intend to purchase a new vehicle in the next four years say a petrol engine vehicle is the most likely type, down 6.3% points on a year ago. This is followed by diesel vehicles (23.5%), hybrid vehicles (12.7%) and electric vehicles (4.2%). The data also shows that of the Australians who intend to buy an electric vehicle in the next four years, 37.5% would consider purchasing a Tesla, followed by Hyundai (20.4%), Toyota (19.6%), Kia (12.5%) and BMW (12.3%). These findings are drawn from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, compiled by in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

New car sales plummet as families curb spending

Original article by Patrick Commins
The Australian – Page: 2 : 7-Jan-20

Data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows that new car sales totalled 1,062,867 in 2019, which is 7.8 per cent lower than previously. Sales fell by 3.8 per cent year-on-year in December, to 84,239. FCAI CEO Tony Weber says the 2019 sales figures reflect a challenging year for the Australian economy, noting that the new car market was affected by factors such as falling house prices, low wages growth and a weaker Australian dollar. The Toyota HiLux was the top-selling vehicle for the year.

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FEDERAL CHAMBER OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES, TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORPORATION

SUVs are the most popular choice for those planning on buying a new car

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 10-Dec-19

The latest Roy Morgan Automotive Leading Indicators Report shows that 39.9% (753,000) of Australians aged 14+ who intend to purchase a new car within the next four years plan on purchasing an SUV. Some 34.4% (649,000) are planning to buy a passenger vehicle and 8.5% (160,000) intend to buy a light commercial vehicle. The research also shows that of those who see themselves as car enthusiasts, 37.4% intend on buying an SUV, 37.1% a passenger vehicle, and 11.6% a light commercial vehicle. Meanwhile, among Australians who rate safety as their number one concern when purchasing a car, 39.5% are intending to buy an SUV, 39.3% a passenger vehicle, and 6.8% a light commercial vehicle. These findings are from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 50,000 Australians each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Toyota the most popular brand among those with sights set on a new car

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 11-Nov-19

New data from Roy Morgan’s Automotive Leading Indicators Report shows that as of September 2019, the percentage of Australian ‘new vehicle intenders’ who plan on purchasing a Toyota was 16.8% (322,000), followed by Mazda on 8.7% (168,000) and Hyundai on 7.6% (145,000). Looking at the types, rather than makes, of vehicles Australian intenders are set on buying, SUVs are the most popular, with 40% (768,000) of intenders planning on a Sports Utility Vehicle as their next purchase. This is followed by Passenger Vehicles on 35.1% (674,000) and Commercial Vehicles on 8.1% (155,000). These findings have been obtained from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Australians each week and around 50,000 each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION AUSTRALIA LIMITED, MAZDA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Rising numbers of Australians looking at Electric and Hybrid vehicles for their next set of wheels

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 29-Aug-19

New data from Roy Morgan shows that 1,383,000 Australians aged 14+ are looking to drive a hybrid vehicle, and 537,000 are intending on driving an electric vehicle, as their next car (either new or used). The number of Australians looking to drive a hybrid car as their next vehicle has increased by 341,000 since June 2018, and the number of consumers intending to drive an electric vehicle has increased by 125,000. When looking specifically at those intending to purchase an electric vehicle within the next four years, some 92,000 Australians intend on purchasing a used electric vehicle, up from 53,000 as of June 2018 (an increase of 39,000). However, the opposite trend was apparent for those looking to purchase a new electric vehicle within four years. As of June 2019, a total of 49,000 Australians were looking to buy a new electric vehicle, compared with 57,000 as of June 2018 (a decrease of 8,000). These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Australians each week and over 50,000 each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Toyota and Mazda drivers most brand loyal; Have the luxury brands lost their lustre?

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 27-Aug-19

New data from Roy Morgan reveals that of Australians aged 14+ who are looking to purchase a new car in the next four years, 6-in-10 current Toyota and Mazda drivers are intending to purchase the same brand, which are the highest loyalty ratings of any manufacturer. Toyota and Mazda’s loyalty ratings are followed by Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW, Hyundai, Honda, Lexus, Audi, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford and Holden. Eight of the 10 non-luxury manufacturers have increased their loyalty rating from three years ago. The largest improvement was by Mitsubishi, climbing from 28.4% in 2016 to 41.8%. Unlike non-luxury vehicles, luxury brands have seen declines in loyalty ratings when compared to three years ago. Because Mercedes-Benz has managed to limit its decline to only 3%, it has recorded the highest loyalty rating of the four luxury brands as on June 2019. These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Australians each week and over 50,000 each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Rising numbers of Australians looking at Electric and Hybrid vehicles for their next set of wheels

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 20-Aug-19

New data from Roy Morgan shows that 1,174,000 Australians aged 14+ are looking to buy a hybrid vehicle, and 438,000 intend to buy an electric vehicle as their next car purchase, either new or used. The number of Australians looking to buy a hybrid car as their next vehicle has increased by 553,000 since June 2018, and the number of consumers intending to buy an electric vehicle has increased by 200,000. When looking specifically at those intending to purchase an electric vehicle within the next four years, some 61,000 Australians intend to purchase a used electric vehicle, up from 28,000 as of June 2018. However, the opposite trend is apparent for those looking to purchase a new electric vehicle within four years. As of June 2019, a total of 37,000 Australians were looking to buy a new electric vehicle, compared with 45,000 as of June 2018. These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Australians each week and over 50,000 each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Slowdown in new vehicle buying intentions but increasing interest in Hybrids

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 27-May-19

Roy Morgan’s latest ‘Automotive Currency Report’ shows that in the March 2019 quarter 1.889 million Australians aged 14+ said they intend to purchase a new vehicle in the next four years, down 435,000 or 19.1% from the same time last year. This level is also well below the 17-year long-term average of 2.155 million. Although intentions are well down, an increasing proportion of intenders say that their next vehicle is most likely to be a hybrid, up to 10.1% (from 5.6% a year ago). In addition to weakening year-on-year levels of vehicle buying intentions, one-year intentions are down by 136,000 (22.2%) over the same time last year. Currently, 476,000 Australians intend to purchase a new vehicle in the next 12 months, well down from the 612,000 last year and the long-term average of 611,000. These low intention levels are a further indication that 2019 is looking not looking positive for new vehicle sales. The report is based on data collected from Roy Morgan’s Single Source Survey, which is from in-depth personal interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australians per annum in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Intention to purchase new motor vehicles declining

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 18-Mar-19

Roy Morgan’s ‘Automotive Currency Report-Quarterly Detailed Report: December 2018’ shows that 2.125 million Australians intend to purchase a new vehicle in the next four years, the lowest level since November 2014 and below the 15-year long-term average. This represents a decline of 135,000 or 6.0% from December 2017. In addition, one-year new vehicle buying intentions are down by 61,000 (9.9%) to be currently on 553,000. Among intending new vehicle buyers over the next four years, there is an increasing level of interest in alternative fuels to petrol. The share of new vehicle sales in Australia in 2018 (VFACTS) that had petrol engines was 75.0%. This compares with only 61.9% among intending buyers over the next four years, who think that their next vehicle would most likely have a petrol engine. Alternatives to petrol all showed higher preference levels among intenders compared to their share of current sales. Diesel was 3.6% points higher among intenders (27.6%) compared to share of sales (24.0%), Hybrid (petrol and electric) was higher by 7.1% points (to 8.0%), fully electric higher by 2.0% points (to 2.1%) and LPG 0.3% points higher (to 0.3%). The report is based on data collected from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, which involves in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australian consumers per annum in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Hybrid and fully electric vehicles now considered as serious alternatives to petrol

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 17-Dec-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that 52.2% of Australian drivers would now seriously consider buying a hybrid vehicle, compared with 48.8% a year ago. Interest in buying a fully electric vehicle has increased from 31.6% to 36.2% over the last 12 months. The overall consideration for electric based vehicles (hybrid or fully electric) is now 56.1%, an increase from 52.4% last year and well ahead of the nearest alternative, diesel on 45.5%. Diesel and LPG had been seen as the main alternatives to petrol up to 2015, but both have shown a declining trend over the last three years. Meanwhile, an estimated 77.5% of vehicles currently run on petrol, but this is likely to decline as only 63.7% of drivers say that their next vehicle is most likely have a petrol engine. These are some of the latest results from Roy Morgan’s ‘Automotive Currency Report’, which is based on in-depth personal interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australians per annum in their own home, including over 37,000 drivers aged+18.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED