Top 10 selling cars in Australia – June 2021

Sub Editor · 8 July 2021
The new car sales figures for June are in, with global semiconductor shortages affecting supply. However, our love of a good ute continues, with utes scooping the top three spots for new vehicle sales nationally ahead of the end of the financial year.

Top 10 selling car models in Australia – June 2021

Australians love a good ute, and this month utes claimed the top three spots for new vehicle sales. The Ford Ranger was the highest selling vehicle (6,058) followed by the Toyota HiLux (5,412), the Isuzu Ute D-Max (3,167), Mazda CX-5 (3,018) and the Kia Cerato (2,711).

Top 10 selling cars in Australia – June 2021

Source: FCAI, 8 July 2021, and related industry sources.

What is happening with the Australian new car market?

The latest new car sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) indicate a mixed result for the Australian car market this June. June is typically a high-performing month for new car sales, and the monthly sales figure was the highest so far for this year, keeping with this trend. Overall, 110,664 new vehicles were sold across Australia last month.

However, the result was one of the worst performances for June new vehicle sales in the last decade, with the global pandemic, semiconductor shortages and supply chain issues impacting sales. FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber acknowledged “the delivery challenges caused by microprocessor shortages and bottlenecks in the supply chain are yet to be fully resolved’’. Additionally, some Australian states were put into COVID-19 lockdowns towards the end of June.

Looking ahead, the FCAI anticipates consumer demand across all segments for new vehicles to be strong. Mr Weber said the market remained “on track to return to a result in excess of one million vehicles’’.

What are the top selling brands for new cars in Australia?

Toyota continues to perform as our favourite car brand nationally, selling 21,076 cars. Mazda (12,225), Ford (8,456), Kia (7,890), and Hyundai (7,357) all followed. The extension of the instant asset write-off scheme announced in the 2021 Federal Budget, including to ‘temporary full expensing measures’ until 30 June, 2023, means eligible buyers of new work vehicles have extra time to get them on the road.

If you are in the market for a new car, you might be interested in finding out if you’ll need to pay luxury car tax, plus discover some hybrid and electric car options. You can also compare car insurance and check out some car insurance deals and offers on Canstar. Keep reading for detailed reviews for this month’s top selling cars.

Top 10 selling car model reviews in Australia

Here are reviews of Australia’s top 10 selling new cars in June 2021.

1. Ford Ranger – 6,058 sales

Source: CarExpert

Features of the Ford Ranger include: Bluetooth support with phone and audio streaming, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping aid, traffic sign recognition and push button start.

2. Toyota HiLux – 5,412 sales

Source: CarsGuide

Features of the Toyota HiLux include: Toyota safety features such as Road Sign Assist, Active Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert with steering assist, a keyless entry and start system and an eight-inch colour touchscreen display with smartphone connectivity on selected models.

3. Isuzu D-Max – 3,167 sales

Source: CarsGuide

Features of the Isuzu D-Max include: 6-speed transmission, Apple and Android smartphone connectivity, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), 800mm wading depth and rear differential lock.

4. Mazda CX-5 – 3,018 sales

Source: Chasing Cars

Features of the Mazda CX-5 include: Petrol or diesel engine, cruise control radar, rear parking sensors, Smart City Brake Support (SCBS).

5. Kia Cerato – 2,711 sales

Source: CarAdvice.

Features of the 2021 Kia Cerato include: Extra safety gear, rear air vents being standard on all models and the GT model getting a sunroof. The range brings more standard equipment, with better cabin amenities and a sleek front-end design. Every Cerato is front-wheel drive.

6. Toyota Prado – 2,610 sales

Source: CarsGuide

Features of the Toyota Prado include: full-time four-wheel-drive system with a low-range transfer case, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, lane departure warning, 9.0-inch touchscreen, rain-sensing wipers, rubber floormats, keyless entry and start, satellite navigation and a reversing camera.

7. Toyota RAV4 – 2,501 sales

Source: Chasing Cars

Features of the Toyota RAV4 include: Optional petrol-electric hybrid technology for fuel efficiency, and 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.

8. Hyundai i30 – 2,331 sales

Source: CarExpert

Features of the Hyundai i30 include: Hyundai SmartSense to help maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, Bluetooth, a reverse camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

9. Mitsubishi Triton – 2,240 sales

Source: Chasing Cars

Features of the Mitsubishi Triton include: 3.1 tonne braked towing capacity, six-speed transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, blind spot warning and lane change assist, auto rain sensing wipers and auto dusk sensing headlamps, hill descent control, smartphone connectivity and an anti-lock braking system.

10. Toyota Corolla – 2,175 sales

Source: Chasing Cars

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 the Toyota app, which is available across Toyota models and can locate your car in a crowded parking lot.

Canstar Blue has vehicle reviews, so if you are considering purchasing a new car, you can see how Aussie consumers rated new cars from Audi, Mazda, Suzuki, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, BMW, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Holden, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen for factors like reliability, after-sale service, point-of-sale service, car servicing, driving experience, value for money and overall satisfaction. You can compare SUV reviews and ratings and 4WD reviews for Australia and check out the best-selling utes in Australia.

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Jacqui is a senior communications professional with 15 years of experience in journalism, editing and public relations. She brings international experience as a Global Content Manager for ABB and has held senior editorial roles in Australia with the Queensland Government, UQ and John Wiley & Sons.

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