New vehicle sales sets record as Toyota reigns

Toyota continues to top the new car sales lists for both the number one selling brand and model, with the HiLux holding out the Ford Ranger by just two vehicles. Significantly, it’s the best August on record, with 109,966 new vehicles delivered.

In a first for some time, every State and Territory in the country was up, some quite markedly so (32.5 per cent in WA for example). In terms of sales across individual brands, Toyota leads the way over Mazda, with the latter without a car in the top ten vehicles.

That’s ahead of Ford, Kia and Hyundai. Mitsubishi, MG, Tesla, Subaru and Isuzu Ute complete the list. In terms of models, behind the HiLux and Ranger are the Toyota RAV4, Isuzu Ute D-MAX, MG ZS, Toyota LandCruiser and Corolla.

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They lead from the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Tucson and Mitsubishi Outlander. It’s worth noting that electric vehicle sales are up 15.4 per cent year-on-year, and accounted for 6.4 per cent of total sales, with hybrids taking a 10.5 per cent market share.

That goes someway in explaining the two standouts among the top 10, including the MG ZS (which has an EV variant) and Tesla Model Y, up 118.3 per cent and 127.5 respectively. We also continue to favour SUVs above all else.

Market data shows that we as a nation have shifted a further 3.3 per cent of our interest away from passenger vehicles, with the SUV market up 28.3 per cent and light commercial vehicles (including utes) up 6.9 per cent.

Dylan Swan
Dylan Swan
IT specialist who loves all things adventure and anything with wheels. Someone who loves a challenge and saying yes to new opportunities.

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