VFACTS: Car Market Update for June 2022

By Alexi Falson on 08 Jul 2022
image for VFACTS: Car Market Update for June 2022 Who is selling the most cars here in Australia and what’s the best-selling car overall? We’ll be answering these questions and a whole lot more as we look at the latest data.

Let’s take a look at the wider state of the car industry and find out which are the best-selling utes, SUVs, affordable hatchbacks, sports cars, and more with the help of the latest VFACTS report for June 2022.

The VFACTs report is compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), and gives us, by far, the best overlook of the automotive landscape with the most accurate data directly from manufacturers.

How Many Cars were Sold here in Australia in June, 2022?

All up, the FCAI has recorded 99,974 vehicle sales here in Australia for the month of June, 2022, which is a steep 9.7 per cent year-on-year decrease, and represents a year-to-date decrease of 5.2 per cent.

The landscape is currently being impacted by production slowdowns, both Covid and supply-chain-related, as well as uncertainty in the global shipping network stemming from the Ukrainian conflict and Covid-related logistics issues.

What is Australia’s Best Selling Car for the Month of June?

The Toyota HiLux ute took out the top spot for overall sales for the month of June, 2022, with Toyota delivering 7,582 examples of the HiLux for the month, translating to three out of the top five spots for overall sales.

This was followed by the Hyundai Tucson, Ford Ranger, Toyota LandCruiser and the Toyota Corolla in the top five.

  1. Toyota HiLux (7,582) 

  2. Hyundai Tucson (2,840)

  3. Ford Ranger (2,802) 

  4. Toyota LandCruiser (2,783)

  5. Toyota Corolla (2,605)

  6. Toyota RAV4 (2,586)

  7. Isuzu D-Max (2,383) 

  8. Kia Sportage (2,044)

  9. Mitsubishi Triton (2,014) 

  10. Hyundai i30 (1,801)

What are the Best-Selling Car Brands in Australia for June?

As you can expect, with four cars sitting in the top-ten best-sellers overall here in Australia, Toyota remains by far the most dominant manufacturer after nearly tripling its overall deliveries from the silver medalist.

  1. Toyota - 22,561 sales 
  2. Kia - 8,480 sales 
  3. Hyundai - 8,259 sales
  4. Mazda - 6,245 sales 
  5. Mitsubishi - 5,846 sales 
  6. Ford - 4,972 sales 
  7. MG - 4,403 sales 
  8. Mercedes-Benz - 3,909 sales 
  9. Subaru - 3,575 sales 
  10. Isuzu - 3,457 sales

What is the Best-Selling Premium Car Brand?

With a top-ten finish in the overall sales tally, Mercedes-Benz has taken out the honours of Australia’s best-selling premium manufacturer for the month of June, 2022, with a sizable lead over its nearest competitor, BMW.

The top ten best-selling premium manufacturers are:

  1. Mercedes-Benz (3,909 sales) 

  2. BMW (2,327 sales) 

  3. Audi (1,618 sales)

  4. Volvo (1,174 sales)

  5. Porsche (629 sales)

  6. Lexus (617 sales) 

  7. Land Rover (404 sales)

  8. MINI (323 sales) 

  9. Polestar (201 sales) 

  10. Tesla (172 sales)

Let’s take a look at the segment-by-segment breakdown to figure out the strongest performers in the current Australian landscape.

What is the Best Selling Light SUV in Australia?

The Mazda CX-3 took out the top spot for the compact SUV segment, with a total of 1,201 sales, beating out the Kia Stonic with 1,071 sales, the Toyota Yaris Cross with 710 sales, the Volkswagen T-Cross with 598 sales and the Suzuki Jimny with 569 sales for the month of June.

  1. Mazda CX-3 (1,201) 

  2. Kia Stonic (1,071)

  3. Toyota Yaris Cross (710)

  4. Volkswagen T-Cross (598) 

  5. Suzuki Jimny (569)

What is the Best-Selling Ute in Australia?

For the month of June, the Toyota HiLux more than doubled the amount of Ford Rangers delivered, recording 7,582 deliveries overall and making it by far the best-selling ute in Australia for the month, and indeed the year.

  1. Toyota HiLux (7,582)
  2. Ford Ranger (2,802) 
  3. Isuzu D-Max (2,383) 
  4. Mitsubishi Triton (2,014) 
  5. Great Wall Motors (GWM) Ute (1,315)
  6. Mazda BT-50 (1,205)
  7. Nissan Navara (9,44)

If we take a look at the significantly smaller 4x4 ute segment, the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is the best-seller ahead of the RAM 1500 and the Volkswagen Amarok.

  1. Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series (1,265) 
  2. RAM 1500 (517) 
  3. Volkswagen Amarok (324) 
  4. LDV T60 (276)
  5. Jeep Gladiator (194)

The Best-Selling Small SUVs

MG’s undeniable value proposition, the MG ZS took out the title for Australia’s best-selling small SUV, beating out the likes of the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos and the Mazda CX-30; the top ten goes as follows:

  1. MG ZS (1,402) 
  2. Hyundai Kona (1,210)
  3. Kia Seltos (1,010) 
  4. Mazda CX-30 (908)
  5. Mitsubishi ASX (889)

The small SUV segment is split into two price categories, with the title best-selling light SUVs priced above $40,000 going to the Mercedes-Benz GLA, ahead of the Audi Q3, Volvo XC40, BMW X1 and the Lexus UX.

Best-Selling Midsize SUVs

In a surprising turn of events, the Hyundai Tucson took out the overall sales win for the month of June within the midsize SUV segment, ahead of its rivals from Kia, MG and Mitsubishi.

The Toyota RAV4 remains by far the best-seller for the year, though, with a recorded 20,373 deliveries in the year-to-date for June, 2022 against the Tucson’s 7,355 deliveries.

  1. Hyundai Tucson (2,840)

  2. Toyota RAV4 (2,586) 

  3. Kia Sportage (2,044) 

  4. MG HS (1,795) 

  5. Mitsubishi Outlander (1,714)

The midsize SUV segment is split into a similar price threshold which lists the best-sellers above and below $60,000.

The title holder for the best-selling medium SUV priced above $60,000 goes to the Mercedes-Benz GLC which saw 856 deliveries, followed by the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and the Lexus NX.

Best Selling Large SUVs

Toyota took out a one-two finish for the large SUV segment below $70,000, with the Kluger and LandCruiser Prado beating out the likes of the Subaru Outback, Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X.

  1. Toyota Kluger (1,655) 

  2. Toyota LandCruiser Prado (1,578) 

  3. Subaru Outback (1,264)

  4. Ford Everest (1,234)

  5. Isuzu MU-X (1,074)

For the premium-end of the large SUV market priced above 70,000, the Mercedes-Benz GLE was the best-selling vehicle in its segment, finishing with 410 sales ahead of the BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Lexus RX and the Land Rover Defender.

Best-Selling Upper Large SUVs

The iconic Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series finished best in the large SUV segment ahead of its major rival, the Nissan Patrol.

  1. Toyota LandCruiser (1,518)

  2. Nissan Patrol (391)

  3. Mercedes-Benz G-Class (161)

  4. BMW X7 (85) 

  5. Audi Q8 (78) 

  6. Mercedes-Benz GLS (63) 

  7. Lexus LX (37)

Best Selling Sports Cars Under $80,000

In case you’re interested in the performance segment of the market, the Ford Mustang has taken the crown of Australia’s best-selling performance car at the cheaper end of the market, with 187 sales in total.

  1. Ford Mustang (187)

  2. Subaru BRZ (61)

  3. Mazda MX-5 (38) 

  4. BMW 2 Series (27) 

  5. MINI Cabriolet (19)

Best Selling Sports Cars Over $80,000

The BMW 4 Series topped the list of the best-selling sports cars priced over $80,000, narrowly pipping the Mercedes C-Class for the top spot, which was followed by another Merc, the E-Class.

  1. BMW 4 Series (90)

  2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (88)

  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class (26)

  4. Porsche Cayman (25)

  5. Chevrolet Corvette C8 (21)

Best Selling Sports Cars Over $200,000

When it comes to no-limits sports cars, the Porsche 911 has topped the list with more than four-times the sales of its nearest competitor, Ferrari, with Aston Martin taking out a podium finish.

  1. Porsche 911 (129) 

  2. Ferrari (20) 

  3. Aston Martin (14)

  4. Bentley (7)

  5. McLaren (7)

  6. BMW 8 Series (5)

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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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