The Toyota RAV4 was the top-selling vehicle for the month, with a total of 4,309 sales in July, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
Australian consumer’s continued to show preference for sports utility vehicles and light commercial vehicles, the FCAI said, with the combined classes accounting for 70.9% of the month’s sales.
It continues to be a tough year across the Australian market, however.
FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said the month’s results were not unexpected, given the current market conditions and the industry’s long-term decline.
Mr Weber noted the automotive industry had faced challenging and difficult conditions, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Total sales for the month – including passenger cars, SUVs and light and heavy commercial vehicles – were down 12.8% from July 2019, to 72,505 sales.
The sales figures show Toyota continues to be the most popular brand pick for consumers (21.4% market share), followed by Mazda, Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Kia.
For a full wrap up of the top-selling vehicle models on the market in July 2020, see below.
Top 10 selling cars in Australia – July 2020
- Toyota RAV4
- Ford Ranger
- Toyota HiLux
- Toyota Corolla
- Hyundai i30
- Mazda CX-5
- Mitsubishi Triton
- Mazda CX-3
- Toyota Camry
Despite an overall decline in car sales compared to July 2019, the Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Triton and Mazda CX-3 models have all increased sales volume from this time last year. See the full breakdown of results below.
1. Toyota RAV4 – 4,309 sales (+78.1% YoY)
Features of the Toyota RAV4 include: Optional petrol-electric hybrid technology for fuel efficiency. Multi-terrain options for mud and sand, rock and dirt, snow or normal driving. Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa connectivity are also available.
2. Ford Ranger – 3,104 sales (-2% YoY)
Features of the Ford Ranger include: Bluetooth with phone and audio streaming, pedestrian detection, lane keeping aid, traffic sign recognition and push button start.
3. Toyota HiLux – 2,974 sales (-12.7% YOY)
Features of the Toyota Hilux include: 5-star 2019 ANCAP safety rating, reversing camera, cruise control, pedestrian detection and satellite navigation (as an extra).
4. Toyota Corolla – 2,192 sales (-32.4% YoY)
Features of the Toyota Corolla include: Pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, road sign assist to detect speed limit signs and stop signs, blind spot monitor and Toyota app which can locate your car in a crowded parking lot.
5. Hyundai i30 – 1,745 sales (-22.5% YoY)
Features of the Hyundai i30 include: Hyundai SmartSense to help maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, bluetooth, reverse camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
6. Mazda CX-5 – 1,727 sales (-20% YoY)
Source: Chasing Cars
Features of the Mazda CX-5 include: Petrol or diesel engine, cruise control radar, rear parking sensors Smart City Break Support (SCBS).
7. Mitsubishi Triton – 1,593 sales (+4.5% YoY)
Features of the Mitsubishi Triton include: the latest MiTEC safety features including a reverse camera and rear parking sensors, Smartphone connectivity and high towing capacity.
8. Mazda CX-3 – 1,355 sales (+5.4% YoY)
Source: Family Wheels
Features on the Mazda CX-3 include: MZD Connect which is Mazda’s in-car infotainment system, a reverse camera and Smart City Brake Support (SCBS).
9. Toyota Camry – 1,281 sales (-19.8% YoY)
Source: Chasing Cars
Features of the Toyota Camry include: a reversing camera, 17″ alloy wheels, a 7″ colour touchscreen display with Bluetooth and Toyota Safety Sense features.
10. Mazda3 – 1,224 sales (-35.4% YoY)
Features of the Mazda3 include: an 8.8-inch widescreen display, a cruise control radar and satellite navigation.
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