Many Australians adore their automobiles, but one brand stands out as a clear favourite.
According to car sales estimates from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Toyota is Australia’s most popular car brand (FCAI). For the past 25 years, the Japanese brand has dominated the new car sales statistics. Toyota sold approximately 223,000 vehicles in Australia in 2021, far outpacing its nearest competitor Mazda (at about 101,000). Toyota has already sold over 36,000 automobiles in Australia this year, with more on the way until February 2022.
So which other makes are the most popular in Australia? Here are the top 10 for 2022, based on FCAI car sale figures for the year to date:
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Toyota topped the list, selling almost 36,200 automobiles so far this year. The Toyota HiLux is also one of Australia’s best-selling vehicles. Other popular models include the Toyota RAV4, Toyota Prado, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, and Toyota Yaris Cross at the time of writing. Toyota also makes some of Australia’s most popular hybrid vehicles, with the RAV4 Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, and Camry Hybrid concluding 2021 as the top three best-selling new hybrid vehicles nationally, according to the FCAI.
Mazda came in second with little over 18,600 vehicles sold so far this year. The Mazda CX-5 is one of its most popular vehicles, followed by the Mazda CX–30, Mazda BT-50, Mazda3, and Mazda CX-3.
With nearly 14,300 automobiles sold in Australia so far this year, Mitsubishi placed in third. The Mitsubishi Triton is the company’s best-selling vehicle at the moment. The Mitsubishi Outlander – which features a plug-in hybrid variation that is now Australia’s most popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) – and the Mitsubishi ASX are two more popular models.
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Coming in fourth place was Kia with about 11,400 vehicles sold year to date. Top sellers currently include Kia Sportage, Kia Cerato and Kia Seltos.
Hyundai came in fifth place with just under 10,800 vehicles sold year to date. One of its top sellers is currently the Hyundai i30, followed by the Hyundai Kona.
Up next was Ford with about 9,100 vehicles sold this year to date. The Ford Ranger is the second best-selling car in Australia in 2022 thus far, behind the Toyota HiLux.
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With around 7,300 automobiles sold in Australia so far this year, MG came in seventh place. The MG ZS is presently one of its best-selling models, followed by the MG MG3. The MG ZS EV is also one of the most affordable electric vehicles in Australia.
Next was Subaru with about 5,900 vehicles sold this year to date. This year, its best seller has been the Subaru Forester.
Isuzu came in ninth place with 5,500 vehicles sold year to date. One of its most popular models is currently the Isuzu Ute D-Max.
Nissan came in 10th place with approximately 5,200 vehicles sold so far this year. The Nissan Navara is now one of the company’s best-selling new vehicles.
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