Brad Leach | Dec 30, 2016

Australia is about to wrap-up another record-breaking year for new car sales. But, get this, China sold almost as many SUVs in one month as Australia's annual total.

Over one million SUVs. In One month.

Those sort of numbers do put into perspective why - with high salaries and generous conditions (holiday loadings, sick leave, maternity leave, rostered days off etc) - vehicle manufacturing in Australia became unsustainable even for the might of Toyota, Ford and GM.

To put that in perspective, here's a list of the top-selling vehicles in major countries around the world for November.

China: Haval H6 - 72,292

United States: Ford F Series - 72,089

India: Maruti Suzuki Alto - 23,320

Germany: Volkswagen Golf - 17,841

Japan: Nissan Note - 15,784

Brazil: Chevrolet Onix - 15,700

Italy: Fiat Panda - 13,197

Canada: Ford F Series - 11,273

France: Renault Clio - 10,163

South Korea: Kia Morning (aka Picanto) - 9,256

The Toyota HiLux was Australia’s best-selling vehicle in November with sales of 3,839.

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