Cars New Car Prices

Comparison of New Car prices between Australia and United Kingdom

In general European cars that are imported to Australia will be more expensive than they are locally in the UK. The same applies to Australian cars that are imported into Europe, they are cheaper locally in Australia.

However, most Asian manufactured cars are cheaper in Australia than they are in the UK.

Some Examples:

June 2011

New Suzuki Alto GL Hatchback 5dr 1.0i

Australia: $13,685 drive away price including Dealer Delivery ($1895), Stamp Duty ($354), CTP ($340) and Registration ($238)

UK: £7,470

At an exchange rate of 1.83 A$ to the GBP this would be the same cost.

Car Price Comparisons to Australia and British Wages
  • A$13,685 is equal to 24 weeks of the Australia Minimum wage (2010)
  • £7,470 is equal to 33 weeks of the British Minimum wage (2010)
Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.6 (Priced Dec 2009)


Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 3 door:  £14,895 (or 54.1% of the average UK wage)


Zetec Hatchback 3dr 1.6i Drive Away Price: $23,693 (or 33.8% of the average Australian wage )

Average wage figures are taken from:

Hyundai Santa Fe


£21,590 2.2 CRTD GSI (5 seat) 5dr
£22,680 2.2 CRTD GSI (7 seat) 5dr
£23,380 2.2 CRTD CDX (5 seat) 5dr
£24,430 2.2 CRTD CDX (7 seat) 5dr
£24,530 2.2 CRTD CDX+ (5 seat) 5dr
£25,580 2.2 CRTD CDX+ (7 seat) 5dr
Prices from:


$ 37,990 2.2 SLX CRDi AWD 5 dr SUV
$ 39,990 2.2 SLX CRDi AWD Auto 5 dr SUV
$ 43,990 2.2 Elite CRDi AWD Auto 5 dr SUV
$ 48,490 2.2 Highlander CRDi AWD Auto 5 dr SUV

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