Unique: Brisbane is perhaps the Queensland capital, however the Gold Coast is the state’s supercar hub.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ newest Motor Car Census exhibits there are extra excessive priced machines from famed manufacturers corresponding to Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley and Rolls-Royce on the 4217 postcode than anyplace else in Queensland.
The glitz and the glamour does not cease there, the beachside suburbs have extra BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes and Audis than their large metropolis counterparts. And at Surfers Paradise you are extra more likely to drive a Mercedes-Benz than a Holden or Mazda.
Even ritzy Brisbane suburbs of Ascot, Chapel Hill and inside metropolis enclave Fortitude Valley could not compete with the Gold Coast’s love of luxurious machines. However you are still extra more likely to see BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes in Ascot than Holdens or Fords. And inner-city postcode 4006 can lay declare to essentially the most Lamborghinis within the state.
Shiny German machines aren’t restricted to the well-heeled large metropolis suburbs. You may discover extra BMWs in Toowoomba than anyplace in Brisbane.
Social commentator David Chalke mentioned areas dominated by status vehicles had been all about maintaining with the Joneses.
“The automobile is the last word expression of who you’re each to your self and to the skin world,” he mentioned.
“We’re tribal or herd animals. Your neighbours may have the same form of aspirations and hopes and goals that you have and subsequently you may most likely mimic them in what you select,” he mentioned.
No different model owns Queensland fairly like Toyota. The Japanese model is the most typical automobile in each postcode.
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On high of that, the suburb breakdown does not embrace business autos corresponding to utes and vans. If it did Toyota would improve its lead because it has 837,023 nationwide, forward of Ford with 535,794 and Holden with 492,095.
Chalke mentioned Toyota’s domination was no shock.
“Toyota are the traditional model dominator. They’re the Arnott’s of the automobile market in that no matter form of biscuit you need, Arnott’s has received one. Within the case of vehicles, no matter automobile you need Toyota’s received a bloody good one,” he says.
Whereas Toyota reigns supreme, the race heats up for second and third spots.
If you happen to reside within the hip inside metropolis suburbs of New Farm and West Finish you are extra more likely to personal a Mazda or Volkswagen than conventional Aussie favourites from Holden or Ford.
Tesla’s electrical automobile revolution is being pushed by well-heeled Brisbane suburbs of Chapel Hill, Fortitude Valley and Indooroopilly.
Residents of the southern Brisbane suburb of Logan are taking a shine to rising Chinese language automobile manufacturers, proudly owning essentially the most MGs within the metropolis. Jeeps could also be made for the rugged outdoor, however most reside in Coomera close to Dreamworld.
The Ford and Holden rivalry remains to be going sturdy in Caboolture north of Brisbane and southern suburbs about Logan, with the previous Aussies proving extra widespread than present favourites Mazda and Hyundai.
Queenslanders cannot get sufficient of Land Rover. The highest three postcodes within the nation for the powerful off-roaders are in Queensland. And there are solely about 2500 fewer Land Rovers within the state than the closely populated southern states.
The Sunshine State loves rugged outside machines. Toowoomba, for instance, is the nation’s Subaru capital, internet hosting greater than 3000 of the Japanese all-wheel drive machines.
Automotive guide Peter Evans, who has held senior govt roles at Toyota, Ford and Hyundai, agrees.
“You get a little bit of a snowballing impact in that phrase of mouth, which performs an vital half in causes for buy, then begins to take over in sure areas,” he mentioned.
Toyota was widespread as a result of it was a practical alternative.
“I believe Toyota’s dominance exhibits that most individuals, who aren’t automobile fans, purchase very pragmatically – a car that can get them from A to B and that has a superb high quality and reliability status,” he mentioned.