In our first piece covering June’s new car sales, we looked into overall sales across the industry as well as a breakdown by vehicle segment. This time around we’ll focus on how different makes and models fared last month.
New car sales by brand
Toyota remains the undisputed brand of choice in the Australian new car market, with last month’s sales increasing 7.9% year-on-year. In fact, the company even managed to notch up a record in the process with one of its car models. The brand retains 20.7% of market share, buoyed by demand for 4WDs and utes.
Another brand to see a positive month was Ford, which recorded sales growth of 6.6%. With demand for light commercial vehicles surging, Ford was always a favourite to do well in the lead up to the end of financial year.
Surprisingly, however, there was a sales bonanza in the luxury vehicle segment. New vehicle registrations for Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi all skyrocketed, with other high-end brands like Lexus, Volvo and Porsche all posting sales growth as well.
New car sales by model
The Toyota Corolla fared slightly better than other passenger vehicles, with sales dropping just 4.1% to 3,008 units. But the Japanese brand’s performance was strengthened through its SUV line-up, with sales of the RAV4 up 7.5% and the Prado up 16.1%.
Sales of Mitsubishi’s Triton edged higher by 1% year-on-year, with Australian’s flocking to utes in droves, while the other models to make the top 10 all saw sales numbers plummet.