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The Top-Selling Cars in Australia

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Buying a new car can be an exciting time, but with plenty of options on the market, it can quickly become a bit overwhelming. To help narrow down the search, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries releases a monthly report on the top-selling cars in Australia, showing which models are proving most popular on our roads. Check this page for regular updates on the best-selling cars, with May 2024 top-sellers listed below:

  1. Ford Ranger
  2. Toyota HiLux
  3. Toyota RAV4
  4. Isuzu D-Max
  5. Mitsubishi Outlander
  6. Toyota Camry
  7. Toyota Corolla
  8. Ford Everest
  9. Mazda CX-5
  10. Tesla Model 3

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#1 Ford Ranger – 5,912 sales

With a line-up that originally consisted of the Single Cab, Double Cab and Super Cab XL models, Ford expanded the range with the XL, XLS, XLT, WildTrak and Raptor models for motorists to choose from. Including features such as an 800mm wading depth, e-Locking Rear Differential and Hill Descent Control, the latest Ford Ranger models may be enough to get you excited for an outback adventure.

Additional features SYNC3 integration, Smart Keyless Entry and a 4.2inch Multi-Function Display are included on most models, with each range available in both petrol and diesel engines. Selling over 5,900 models in May, Ford’s flagship is stilling proving to be quite a popular vehicle for Aussie motorists to get behind the wheel of.

#2 Toyota Hilux – 5,702 sales

The Toyota Hilux has consistently been the vehicle to beat, showcasing its popularity with Aussie motorists over the past few years. The Toyota Hilux sold over 5,700 units in May, indicating that it’s still very much a leader in the Australian market.

Within the Hilux range, motorists have plenty to choose from, including the single-cab WorkMate, the four-door SR as well as the off-road capable Rogue and Rugged X models, with petrol and diesel varieties additionally available. If you’re looking to customise your new car, you won’t be disappointed with the Hilux, with plenty of extras available to suit the drive to work or your next weekend adventure, with trays, canopies, bull bars and comfortable seating all available for purchase.

#3 Toyota RAV4 – 5,517 sales

Selling over 5,500 units in May, the Toyota RAV4 is available in GX, GXL, XSE, Cruiser and Edge varieties, giving motorists plenty of choices to get behind the wheel of. Drivers can also choose from a 6speed manual or 6speed automatic for the majority of the RAV4 range, with the Edge coming equipped with an 8speed auto transmission, with 2WD or AWD options – including electric AWD – additionally available on most models.

Available with Toyota’s Safety Sense – which includes features such as Pre-Collision Safety, Lane Departure Alert, Active Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitors – RAV4 models primarily come equipped with a 2.0L hybrid engine, while the Edge packs a 2.5L petrol engine under the hood, suitable if you’re looking to put your foot down.

#4 Isuzu D-Max – 2,612 sales

Known for its range of commercial trucks, Japanese manufacturer Isuzu UTE has offered the flagship D-MAX model since 2002, with its range divided primarily into the SX and LS range, with an X-Terrain model also available. Selling over 2,600 units in May, Isuzu UTE is proving to be a popular option for those looking for a new ute.

With Crew Cab, Space Cab and Single Cab varieties available, most models pack a 3.0L diesel engine under the hood, with a turbocharger upgrade also available on select models. Coming with a 6speed automatic or manual transmission, the D-Max also has a 3.5 tonne towing capacity on select models, along with leather interior and an infotainment unit for driver and passenger comfort.

#5 Mitsubishi Outlander – 2,500 sales

One of Mitsubishi’s more popular models, the Outlander sold 2,500 units in May. Unveiling its fourth generation, the Outlander is available in either a 5-seater or 7-seater model, making it handy for motorists, regardless of how many you’re taking on a road trip.

Including Mitsubishi Motors Intuitive Technology – known as MiTEC – the Outlander includes safety features such as Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist, along with Hill Start Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control for an easier trip, regardless of where you’re going. The Outlander is also available in either 2WD or AWD, with an ES, LS, Aspire, Exceed and Exceed Tourer models on offer.

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#6 Toyota Camry – 2,468 sales

Arguably one of the most popular sedans to grace Aussie roads, the Toyota Camry has been rolling off production lines since 1982, with the model currently in its 8th generation. Selling over 2,400 units in May, the Toyota Camry has proven to be a popular option for those looking for a traditional car-size.

Available in the Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX or SL models, the Toyota Camry features a 9inch touchscreen infotainment display unit on most models, along with a 9-speaker audio system, Head-up Display (on the SL model only) to help you keep your eyes on the road, as well as the full suite of Toyota Connected Services, allowing you to settle in comfortably, and safely, on those long road trips.

#7 Toyota Corolla – 2,439 sales

Selling over 2,400 units in May, the Toyota Corolla has been one of the more popular small cars for a while now, offering multiple model types, including hatch, sedan and hybrid, including the likes of the Ascent Sport, SX and ZR.

The latest models include seven airbags for increased safety, a 2.0L Dynamic Force direct injection petrol or 1.8L VVT-i hybrid engine, with Active Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Safety and Lane Departure Alert available across the range. If you’re looking for something extra, additional features include wireless phone charging, an 8-speaker JBL audio system as well as heated front seats to help make the most of your time behind the wheel.

#8 Ford Everest – 2,110 sales

First rolling off production lines in 2003, the Ford Everest is currently in its second generation, with the model selling 2,100 units in May. Available as multiple models, including the Everest Ambiente, Trend, Sport and Titanium, with most models available as either a rear-wheel drive model or with 4WD capabilities.

The entry-level Ambiente features a 3.2L diesel engine, along with a 6-speed auto transmission, two USB ports, 8inch infotainment unit, 4.2inch instrument cluster, Sat Nav, 17inch alloy wheels and rear park assists, while the Titanium features a 2.0L bi-turbo diesel engine with a 10-speed transmission, capable of putting out 157kW of power.

#9 Mazda CX-5 – 2,108 sales

Mazda’s flagship SUV model, the CX-5 is proving is still has what it takes in the SUV market, selling over 2,100 models for May. The CX-5 is available in multiple models, including the Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT and Akera, the CX-5 provides plenty of comfort and safety for drivers, with the 360° View Monitor and a 7inch LCD infotainment unit available on select models, with the Mazda Radar Cruise Control for additional comfort.

Now available with a turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine – capable of churning out 140-170kW of power – the CX-5 also contains i-ACTIV AWD, which utilises real time data from 27 different monitors to improve driver safety, regardless of the conditions. For those looking to put the foot down, a Kuroi Sports pack is additionally available for purchase, as are 19inch alloys and cargo illumination, to help personalise your ride.

#10 Tesla Model 3 – 1,958 sales

With EV-sales only recently being recorded, the popular Tesla Model 3 has stormed onto the top selling list, with over 1,900 units sold in May. First rolling off production lines in 2017, the Model 3 is arguably Tesla’s flagship model, with the sedan featuring AWD with two independent motors, a range of over 500km and a 0-100km/h speed of 3.3 seconds, giving you plenty of grunt under the hood.

Other features of the Tesla Model 3 include a 360-degree camera view to provide maximum visibility, visual processing of up to 250 metres, 12 ultrasonic sensors to help with braking, parking and collision-avoidance, in addition to a 15inch touchscreen display in the centre console, a glass roof with UV protection, almost 650L of cargo space, 20inch wheels and the option to choose a Long Range or Performance model to suit your driving needs and wants.

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Which new car should I buy?

While seeing what other people have bought may be a good starting place if you’re in the market for a new car, buying a car will be unique to your situation, as well as your preferences. Those with a family may be more inclined to look at SUVs, whereas those after a bit of adventure would be best suited going after one of the many 4WDs on offer. On the other hand, the small car segment is also booming if you’re driving needs are a little more straight-forward and city-based, with utes proving to be a popular option for many motorists as well.

As with any big decision, it’s best to do your research before you step into a dealership, as factors such as fuel economy, safety, technology and extras may all sway your final decision, with each brand and car usually available in a variety of models. Comparing new cars may be time-consuming, but will have been worth it when you get behind the wheel of your dream car, knowing you got a good deal.

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Source: CarExpert

Kate Lockyer
Kate Lockyer is a content producer for Canstar Blue’s Home and Lifestyle team. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and has written for a variety of different organisations and publications for multiple years.

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