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.