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Thanks to Elise at Toyota Australia I can share with you the 10 most popular models in each State/Territory of Australia, and this for the third year in a row. You won’t find this ranking anywhere else on the web! It is a fascinating range of rankings indeed as the tastes of customers vary wildly depending on where they live on the country-continent that is Australia. The Toyota Hilux, #3 overall, tops 3 States: Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. The Toyota Corolla, leader overall this year and for the first time ever, tops 2 States (New South Wales and Tasmania) while the Mazda3 leads Victoria like in 2012 and the Holden Commodore is back to pole position in South Australia where it is manufactured, whereas it didn’t top any State last year…
Fittingly, the Top 7 best-selling models in the biggest State of the country, New South Wales, are identical to the national ranking. Two SUVs invite themselves inside the NSW Top 10: the Mazda CX-5 at #8 and the Hyundai ix35 at #10. More analysis will follow shortly. In Victoria, the Ford Territory, produced in that State, manages to stay #6 with a splendid 7,473 sales vs. #20 nationally, while in Queensland (the third biggest State in the country), no less than 6 utes (Australian for pick-up trucks) find their way into the Top 10! The Hilux leads, the Nissan Navara is up to a fantastic #4 vs. #9 nationally, the Mitsubishi Triton is at #5 vs. #7, the Ford Ranger at #7 vs. #10, Holden Colorado at #8 vs. #15 and most impressively the Mazda BT-50 is #10 vs. #24 nationally.
In Western Australia, the Hyundai i30 is up to a fantastic 2nd place (a ranking it also hits in Canberra), with Hyundai placing no less than 3 models inside the Top 10 along with the ix35 at #7 and the i20 at #8 vs. only one nationally. The Ford Ranger at #5 and the Toyota Prado at #9 also shine. Holden does a 1-2 “at home” in South Australia with the Commodore and Cruze leading the way and the Ford Focus popping up at #10.
The last 3 States/Territories are rather niche (less than 20,000 registrations this year vs. 351,000 for New South Wales) but display distinctively different models rankings. The Ford Falcon is up 35% to a stunning 2nd spot in Tasmania vs. -24% and #35 nationally, the Mitsubishi Triton is up to #4 and the Subaru Forester lodges its only Top 10 ranking at #9. In the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra), the VW Golf stays at a splendid 4th place, making the Top 5 100% compact cars along with the Mazda3, Hyundai i30, Toyota Corolla and Holden Cruze.
As usual Northern Territory, the smallest in the country, is the odd one out with no less than 7 Toyotas in the Top 10. The Hilux is the most popular model by far with a huge 11.3% market share, followed by the Corolla and Prado like last year, while the Land Cruiser ute is #6 vs. #45 nationally, the Land Cruiser wagon #8 vs. #39 and the RAV4 #9 vs. #16.
Two years ago: Australia Full Year 2011 by state: Toyota Hilux king 3 times
Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables by State below.