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The top 10 cars Australians loved in June

Each month, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries releases a report detailing the top-selling vehicles across Australia. Pickles’ monthly vehicle report presents the top 10 vehicles from this list and recounts industry news and trends as they affect the Australian market.

Market snapshot

June was a huge month for vehicle sales as consumers quickly tried to acquire new cars ahead of the end of the financial year. Australians bought over 120,000 vehicles in June, which was a huge 25% increase in sales compared YoY with the same month in 2022. In fact, June 2023 sales marked a 5-year record of sales for the month, showing encouraging growth for the sector amidst national economic turmoil.

June was also a strong month for electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, with purchases of zero and low emissions vehicles taking 16.6% of the overall sales for the month. The Tesla Model Y was the most popular amongst consumers in June, taking the spot as the second most sold vehicle for the month. This sector growth is expected to continue, with manufacturers promising more and more emissions-focused vehicle models. The Australian market may also begin to see the introduction of electric vehicles with more affordable price points, and more assets available on the used market as more vehicles are bought and exported into the country.

Toyota led the share of sales for June, with the Hilux model retaining the top spot as the most sold vehicle in Australia. As we reach the halfway point in the year, it’s clear that the Toyota Hilux is the frontrunner for most sold Australian vehicle in 2023, which the model also won in 2022.

Most popular vehicles | June 2023

1. Toyota Hilux - 6,142 units sold in June

The Toyota Hilux took the top spot for June, with another huge month-on-month increase in sales compared to May results. The Hilux is a versatile and powerful Australian favourite, popular with both private and business buyers. Check out all of the quality used Hilux models available at Pickles.

2. Tesla Model Y - 5,560 units sold in June

Amidst months of strong EV sales, the Tesla Model Y jumped to the second spot on the most sold list after June sales results. The Tesla Model Y is one of several popular EV makes that have seen an increase in sales as Australians turn towards EV/hybrid vehicle options.

3. Ford Ranger - 5,334 units sold in June

After several months in the second spot on the list, the Ford Ranger dropped to third position after 5,334 units sold in June. The Ford Ranger is well known for its workhorse features while maintaining a stylish exterior and is a popular choice amidst Australian consumers.

4. MG ZS - 3,756 units sold in June

MG vehicles are being purchased with increasing frequency, as models from the Chinese-owned brand feature seriously affordable price tags, which is attractive amid growing interest rates and high living costs. The only downside to MG vehicles is that because of their relative newness to the Australian market, it can be a challenge to find a quality used model in the car market.

5. Toyota RAV4 - 2,858 units sold in June

RAV4 is one of Australia’s most popular vehicles, with almost 3,000 units sold throughout June. Given the RAV4 is always in high demand, keeping up to date with Pickles’ sales is the best way to purchase a quality used model.

6. Hyundai Tucson - 2,669 units sold in June

The Hyundai Tucson sold over 2,500 units throughout June in a range of variations from 2WD and AWD, to Active, Elite and Highlander models. The Hyundai Tucson is popular for its suitability to road trips and its range of accessories that protect against harsh Australian conditions.

7. Mazda BT-50 - 2.560 units sold in June

On the top ten list for the first time in 2023, the Mazda BT-50 is favourite amongst ute driving Australian buyers. The BT-50 is a ute workhorse and comes in a range of models and configurations to suit different needs and budgets.

8. Hyundai i30 - 2,523 units sold in June

The Hyundai i30 is one of Australia’s most popular compact vehicles, and is consistently a first choice for buyers looking for a compact hatchback or sedan. Over 2,000 i30 units sold in June, and luckily due to the popularity of the vehicles, there are plenty of quality used models available at Pickles sales.

9. Isuzu UTE D-MAX - 2,500 units sold in June

For car buyers looking for the practicality of a work vehicle along with the versatility of a family car, the D-MAX is a popular car choice, with 2,500 neat Isuzu Ute D-MAX units sold in June.

10. Mitsubishi Triton - 2,259 units sold in June

With just over 2,000 units sold in June, the Mitsubishi Triton is a staple Japanese vehicle on the Australian market. The Triton is a powerhouse machine that features accessories that allow comfort and safety.

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11 Jul