Hyundai (+34.2%), Kia (+29%), Hilux (+39.7%) impress in market up 0.4% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Toyota Hilux repeats at its highest market share ever in July. Picture whichcar.com.au

VFACTS data shows an Australian new vehicle market edging up 0.4% year-on-year to 84,461 units, exactly 300 sales above the June 2022 figure. This is the biggest July result since 2018 and marks an end to 3 consecutive months of year-on-year losses. It brings the year-to-date tally down -4.5% to 622,319 sales. The stock shortage context remains, now with the added pressure of rising interest rates by the Reserve Bank from 0.1% in April to 1.85% in August. Private sales gain 1.8% year-on-year to 44,539 units, business fleets are down -5.6% to 28,464, rental sales shoot up 28.5% to 5,734 and government sales down -8.9% to 2,054. Only two out of 8 States and Territory are in positive this month: New South Wales is up 10.9% to 26,519 and South Australia up 13.3% to 5,649. Queensland is down -1.1% to 18,900, Victoria is off -5.8% to 22,076, Western Australia down -9% to 8,059, Tasmania down -13.2% to 1,327, Australian Capital Territory down -16.4% to 1,175 and Northern Territory down -16.6% to 756.

SUV sales are up 6.4% to 44,704 units and 52.9% share vs. 49.9% a year ago and 50.4% in July 2020. Light commercials (including “utes”, Australian slang for pickups) drop -4.4% to 20,064 and 23.8% share vs. 24.9% last year and 20.5% two years ago. Passenger cars skid -9.1% to 16,023 and 19% share vs. 20.9% a year ago and 25% in July 2020. Petrol sales are down -4.2% to 44,039, diesel is up 0.5% to 28,735, HEV is up 31.6% to 6,779, BEV up 18.3% to 609 and PHEV up 77.8% to 578. Looking at sales by country of origin, Japan is down 3.7% to 25,812 sales, Thailand is down -1.3% to 18,788, South Korea shoots up 34.3% to 14,142, China has hit a plateau at +1.5% to 6,889 and the U.S. soars 31.6% to 4,165.

First Top 10 finish for the Toyota Kluger. Picture carsales.com.au

In the brands ranking, Toyota (+10.9%) posts a very solid uptick to remain by far the most popular brand in the country with 23.2% share, almost equivalent to the next three brands combined. Mazda (-11.7%) returns to its traditional 2nd place after two months away from the podium while Hyundai (+34.2%) and Kia (+29%) show impressive growth below. Mitsubishi (+5.8%) is also up at #5 but Ford (-20.3%) struggles at #6. MG (-8.9%) endures its first year-on-year decline since February 2018 but remains at a record 7th place for the 9th month in a row. Subaru (+18.8%) is the only additional Top 10 gainer whereas Isuzu Ute (-19.2%) and Mercedes (-1.7%) are both down. Outside the Top 10, GWM Haval (+5.8%) hits new ranking (#12) and share (2.5%) records with Ssangyong (+33.8%), Ram (+31.1%), Porsche (+23.8%), Peugeot (+19.3%), Suzuki (+17.3%) and Honda (+12.9%) in solid shape. We welcome Cupra at #35.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+39.7%) shoots up to repeat at its record market share at 7.6%. As a reminder, these are the highest market shares hit by any model in Australia in 17 years, since the Holden Commodore reached 8% back in May 2005. The Hilux sells double any other nameplate in the market and also dominates the lucrative 4×4 ute charts with 4,841 sales vs. 2,693 for the Ford Ranger. A Ranger (-27.8%) penalised by the changeover between the old and new generations but back to 2nd place above the Toyota RAV4 (+3.9%) up two spots on June to reclaim SUV lead. The Mazda CX-5 (-1.8%) rallies back up 21 ranks on last month to #4 overall and #2 SUV ahead of the Hyundai Tucson (+72.8%) up spectacularly year-on-year but down three spots on June to #5. It now ranks #13 year-to-date. The Toyota Corolla (-21.8%) suffers and is the only Passenger Car left in the Top 10. Below a very solid Mitsubishi Triton (+18.9%), the Kia Sportage (+201.6%) is up 3-fold at #9 thanks to the new model and the Toyota Kluger (+63.8%) breaks into the Top 10 for the first time in the nameplate’s history at #10. The Nissan X-Trail (+195.1%), Toyota Land Cruiser (+117.7%) and Kia Carnival (+128.9%) also shine further down.

Previous month: Australia June 2022: Kia breaks records again, Toyota Hilux and Hyundai Tucson at highest ever

One year ago: Australia July 2021: MG ZS breaks into Top 10 in market up 16.1%, NSW down just -1.7% despite lockdown

Full July 2022 Top 48 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Australia July 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand Jul-22 % /21 Jun 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota   19,565 23.2% 10.9% 1 140,942 22.6% 3.2% 1 1
2 Mazda   7,879 9.3% -11.7% 4 57,811 9.3% -16.7% 2 2
3 Hyundai   6,792 8.0% 34.2% 3 44,959 7.2% 2.9% 5 3
4 Kia   6,711 7.9% 29.0% 2 46,130 7.4% 7.0% 4 5
5 Mitsubishi 5,611 6.6% 5.8% 5 47,359 7.6% 10.8% 3 6
6 Ford   4,439 5.3% -20.3% 6 33,001 5.3% -24.1% 6 4
7 MG 3,018 3.6% -8.9% 7 27,525 4.4% 20.4% 7 9
8 Mercedes   2,848 3.4% -1.7% 8 19,258 3.1% -9.8% 10 12
9 Subaru   2,822 3.3% 18.8% 9 19,819 3.2% -11.8% 9 10
10 Isuzu Ute 2,748 3.3% -19.2% 10 21,537 3.5% -3.0% 8 11
11 Nissan   2,189 2.6% -18.7% 15 17,438 2.8% -34.6% 11 7
12 GWM Haval 2,127 2.5% 5.8% 13 10,684 1.7% 11.6% 15 14
13 Volkswagen 2,022 2.4% -47.3% 11 15,077 2.4% -39.0% 12 8
14 BMW 1,866 2.2% 2.9% 14 13,759 2.2% -13.6% 13 13
15 Suzuki   1,792 2.1% 17.3% 12 13,038 2.1% 20.6% 14 16
16 Audi 1,440 1.7% 5.0% 16 7,748 1.2% -25.4% 18 17
17 LDV 1,218 1.4% 1.3% 20 8,391 1.3% 0.1% 17 18
18 Honda   928 1.1% 12.9% 19 8,549 1.4% -26.3% 16 15
19 Volvo 647 0.8% -12.1% 17 6,419 1.0% 4.0% 19 22
20 Jeep   631 0.7% 0.0% 22 4,066 0.7% -11.6% 23 23
21 Renault 621 0.7% 10.1% 18 5,689 0.9% 40.6% 20 24
22 Lexus 536 0.6% -30.8% 25 4,473 0.7% -27.5% 22 20
23 Skoda 472 0.6% -41.4% 21 3,758 0.6% -41.8% 24 21
24 Ram 426 0.5% 31.1% 23 2,998 0.5% 35.5% 26 27
25 Ssangyong 364 0.4% 33.8% 28 1,807 0.3% 6.7% 29 29
26 Mini 320 0.4% -4.8% 27 1,957 0.3% -19.6% 28 28
27 Porsche 306 0.4% 23.9% 24 3,468 0.6% 18.2% 25 26
28 Land Rover 289 0.3% -66.1% 26 2,890 0.5% -38.8% 27 25
29 Peugeot 223 0.3% 19.3% 30 1,234 0.2% -5.4% 30 30
30 Chevrolet 167 0.2% -18.5% 32 1,170 0.2% 5.7% 31 31
31 Polestar 94 0.1% new 29 656 0.1% new 33  –
32 Genesis 89 0.1% 6.0% 33 552 0.1% 61.4% 34 34
33 Fiat 83 0.1% -59.3% 34 716 0.1% -26.4% 32 32
34 Jaguar 58 0.1% -56.1% 36 471 0.1% -43.6% 35 33
35 Cupra 49 0.1% new  – 49 0.0% new 45  –
36 Maserati 38 0.0% -13.6% 35 351 0.1% 4.5% 36 36
37 Alfa Romeo 31 0.0% -42.6% 37 326 0.1% -8.9% 37 35
38 Lamborghini 27 0.0% 200.0% 42 71 0.0% -21.1% 43 42
39 Citroen 16 0.0% 33.3% 41 188 0.0% 126.5% 38 39
40 Ferrari 15 0.0% 15.4% 39 121 0.0% 21.0% 40 38
41 Bentley 9 0.0% -64.0% 38 128 0.0% -3.8% 39 37
42 Aston Martin 8 0.0% 14.3% 40 76 0.0% 1.3% 42 41
43 Tesla 4 0.0% n/a 31 4,657 0.7% n/a 21 19
44 Rolls-Royce 3 0.0% -25.0% 43 36 0.0% 33.3% 46 45
45 Chrysler 1 0.0% -94.7% 44 77 0.0% -20.6% 41 40
46 Lotus 0 0.0% -100.0% 46 62 0.0% 77.1% 44 44
47 McLaren 0 0.0% -100.0% 45 28 0.0% -44.0% 47 43
48 Alpine 0 0.0% -100.0%  – 4 0.0% -50.0% 48 46

Australia July 2022 – models:

Pos Model Jul-22 % /21 Jun 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota Hilux 6,441 7.6% 39.7% 1 38,412 6.2% 17.5% 1 1
2 Ford Ranger 2,934 3.5% -27.8% 3 22,728 3.7% -22.7% 3 2
3 Toyota RAV4 2,437 2.9% 3.9% 5 22,810 3.7% 0.5% 2 3
4 Mazda CX-5 2,346 2.8% -1.8% 25 16,360 2.6% -7.5% 5 7
5 Hyundai Tucson 2,186 2.6% 72.8% 2 9,541 1.5% 27.4% 13 17
6 Toyota Corolla 1,982 2.3% -21.8% 4 15,136 2.4% -7.4% 7 4
7 Isuzu D-Max 1,930 2.3% -20.5% 6 15,392 2.5% -5.2% 6 6
8 Mitsubishi Triton 1,879 2.2% 18.9% 8 18,799 3.0% 27.4% 4 9
9 Kia Sportage 1,837 2.2% 201.6% 7 10,608 1.7% 118.4% 11 35
10 Toyota Kluger 1,766 2.1% 63.8% 12 7,972 1.3% 117.6% 17 32
11 Hyundai i30 1,758 2.1% -8.2% 9 13,510 2.2% -10.3% 9 5
12 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,310 1.6% -26.9% 11 10,553 1.7% 27.7% 12 15
13 Nissan X-Trail 1,269 1.5% 195.1% 64 5,224 0.8% -43.0% 31 19
14 MG ZS 1,229 1.5% -31.2% 16 11,609 1.9% 6.7% 10 10
15 Mazda CX-30 1,226 1.5% 8.9% 34 9,520 1.5% 16.0% 14 21
16 Toyota Camry 1,222 1.4% 32.7% 50 6,226 1.0% -13.3% 24 22
17 Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon 1,171 1.4% 117.7% 15 7,067 1.1% -41.9% 20 16
18 Toyota Prado 1,047 1.2% -53.5% 14 14,025 2.3% 12.9% 8 8
19 Toyota Land Cruiser PU/CC 975 1.2% -0.9% 18 6,911 1.1% 8.3% 22 25
20 Mazda CX-3 962 1.1% -17.1% 24 6,138 1.0% -39.5% 25 23
21 Kia Cerato 946 1.1% -37.9% 13 8,421 1.4% -31.4% 16 11
22 Mazda3 934 1.1% -21.2% 68 5,520 0.9% -42.5% 29 18
23 Hyundai Kona 931 1.1% 44.8% 21 7,572 1.2% -14.5% 19 24
24 Kia Carnival 920 1.1% 128.9% 26 4,777 0.8% 26.8% 35 52

Source: VFACTS