What are the Best-Selling Car Makes & Models in Australia?

By Alexi Falson on 13 Feb 2023
image for What are the Best-Selling Car Makes & Models in Australia? Social proof is a valuable means of separating a quality product from a pretender- and this very much applies to one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime: a brand-new car.

While the best-selling car in any given segment might not be the best on the market, it remains one of the best indicators of value because of the simple fact that the Australian buying-public votes with its wallet.

To get the clearest picture, we’re using the latest dataset from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ VFacts December, 2022 report that will help us map out the best-selling new car makes and models.

Which Brand Sells the Most Cars in Australia?

According to the VFacts National Report, December 2022, and with a sizable lead over the competition, Toyota remains the number one manufacturer of new cars here in Australia, with the world’s largest automaker delivering 231,050 vehicles for the year-to-date in 2022.

Toyota’s deliveries have a significant lead over its nearest competitor, Mazda, who delivered 95,718 vehicles in 2022, followed by Kia, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai.

The top 10 most popular manufacturers in Australia include:

  1. Toyota - 231,050
  2. Mazda - 95,718
  3. Kia - 78,330
  4. Mitsubishi - 76,991
  5. Hyundai - 73,345
  6. Ford - 66,628
  7. MG - 49,582
  8. Subaru - 36,036
  9. Isuzu - 35,323
  10. Volkswagen - 30,946

What is the Best Selling Car in Australia?

Toyota takes yet another top-spot when it comes to the single best-selling car here in Australia with the help of the Toyota HiLux that saw 64,391 deliveries last year, followed by its major rival, the Ford Ranger with 47,479 deliveries, and the Toyota RAV4 with 34,845.

The top ten best-selling cars in Australia goes as follows:

What’s the Best-Selling Ute in Australia?

With 47,329 deliveries in Australia throughout 2022, the Toyota HiLux 4x4 remains Australia’s best-selling ute by a narrow margin, with the Ford Ranger 4x4 chomping at its toes with 43,128 deliveries throughout the year.

What is the Most Popular Small Car in Australia?

The Toyota Corolla is once again Australia’s best-selling small car, with Toyota recording 25,284 deliveries for the year in 2022, followed by the Hyundai i30 with 21,166 and the MG MG3 with 16,168 deliveries.

What’s the Best Selling Medium Car in Australia?

The Toyota Camry takes the win for Australia’s best-selling medium car priced under $60,000, with 9,528 deliveries recorded in 2022, putting it way ahead of its nearest rival, the Mazda 6.

Zoom out from the price bracket, though, and the Camry’s sales tally is bettered by more premium rivals like the Tesla Model 3, with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3 Series following close behind.

What is the Best Selling Large Car in Australia?

For the large car segment, the Kia Stinger recorded the highest sales tally here in Australia, with 2,242 deliveries in 2022, followed by the Skoda Superb and the BMW 5 Series.

What is the Best Selling Midsize SUV in Australia?

With a 19.6% share of the midsize SUV segment, the RAV4 remains the best-selling SUV in its class with a total of 34,845 deliveries in 2022, followed by the Mazda CX-5 with 27,026 deliveries and the Mitsubishi Outlander in third place with 19,546 deliveries.

What’s the Most Popular Large SUV in Australia?

Toyota once again takes the top spot for the large SUV segment thanks to the LandCruiser Prado dominating the segment with 21,102 vehicles delivered in 2022. The Prado was followed by the LandCruiser 300 Series with 13,152 deliveries and the Kluger with 12,562 deliveries.

What are the Most Popular Sports Cars in Australia?

With 1,887 vehicles sold in 2022, the Ford Mustang takes the top sport as Australia’s most popular sports car, followed by the Subaru BRZ with 1,165 deliveries and the BMW 4 Series with 1,001 deliveries.

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Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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