The Hyundai Tucson is up to a record 2nd place overall in Australia in June.
Just 26 sales short of 100,000 new vehicles hit Australian roads in June, a -9.7% year-on-year drop. Halfway through the year, the YTD tally now stands at 537,858 units, down -5.2% over the same period in 2021. Private sales limit their fall to -6.8% to 50,914 units while business fleets sink -18.7% to 34,672 and rental sales dive -18.3% to 6,628. Government sales are down -7.3% to 2,595. Looking at sales by segment, SUVs edge down -2.1% to 52,507 and 52.5% share vs. 48.6% a year ago and 47.1% in June 2020. Light commercials drop -16.5% to 23,852 units and 23.9% share vs. 25.8% a year ago and 26% in June 2020 and passenger cars fall -21% to 18,450 and 18.5% share vs. 21.1% a year ago and 22.7% in June 2020. The rest of the market corresponds to heavy commercials at 5,165 sales and 5.2% share.
As for sales by country of origin, Japan is down -17.9% to 25,909, Thailand down -10.1% to 22,707, South Korea up 9.9% to 17,463, China hitting a plateau this month with sales up “just” 6.6% to 8,998 and Germany edging down -0.6% to 5,315. Like last month, all states and territory are down year-on-year except Northern Territory up 16.3% to 1,115 sales. New South Wales is down -7.5% to 32,027, Victoria down -12.2% to 25,764, Queensland off -13.2% to 21,983, Western Australia down -2.2% to 9,813, South Australia off -8.6% to 6,214, Tasmania down -17.2% to 1,572 and Australian Capital Territory down -11.6% to 1,486. Petrol is down -15.3% to 51,388, Diesel down -7.8% to 35,306, HEV up 9.7% to 6,407, BEV up 116.2% to 1,137 and PHEV up 79.2% to 570.
The Toyota Hilux breaks its volume and share records this month.
Over in the brands ranking, the entire podium goes against the market trend and post solid year-on-year gains. Toyota is up 7% to 22.6% share, matching its YTD level. Kia (+7.5%) remains at a record #2 for the 2nd month running, breaks its share record also for the 2nd consecutive month at 8.5% and smashes its volume record at 8,480, eclipsing its previous best of 7,890 in June 2021. Kia has now outsold sister brand Hyundai in Australia for 5 of the past 6 months. Speaking of which, Hyundai (+12.3%) scores the largest gain in the Top 8 to hit its best market share since November 2021 at 8.3% and highest volume since the 10,001 it reached back in June 2019. Mazda (-48.9%) follows in fourth place, suffering badly from stock shortages. Mitsubishi (+3.6%) manages a gain at #5 while Ford (-41.2%) struggles in 6th place. MG (+2.3%) marks 8 consecutive months at a record 7th place, distancing Mercedes (+10.4%) and Subaru (+18.3%) both in great shape. Isuzu (-12.8%) closes the Top 10, while just below Suzuki (+35.3%) stands out. GWM Haval (+17.6%) is up two spots on May to a best-ever #13 also hit in July and August 2021, holding 2.4% of the market also hit in July and November 2021 and breaks its volume record at 2,440, eclipsing its previous best of 2,075 reached in June 2021.
Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+40.1%) smashes its volume record at 7,582 (previous best 6,537 in June 2020) as well as its share record at 7.6% (previous best 6.2% last March) This is also the highest market share hit by any model in Australia in 17 years, since the Holden Commodore reached 8% of the market back in May 2005. Strikingly, the Hilux outsells the next 3 best-selling pickups combined. The Hilux also dominates the lucrative 4×4 pickup race with 5,355 units vs. just 2,547 for the Ranger. Far below in 2nd place we have a surprise: the Hyundai Tucson (+89.8%) is up 10 spots on May to a new record ranking (previous best #4 in June 2017 and August 2017), it also equals its share record at 2.8% (also hit in June 2017) and posts its highest monthly volume since June 2017 when it reached 3,741 units. The Ford Ranger (-53.7%) is eagerly waiting for the new generation to arrive, while the Toyota Corolla (+19.8%) scores a surprisingly strong year-on-year uptick to stay at #4. The Toyota RAV4 (+3.4%) is relegated to #5. The Kia Sportage (+136.8%) is up 7 ranks on last month to #7, the nameplate’s first ever Top 10 finish in Australia, also breaking records for its volume (2,044) and share (2%). For their part the MG HS (+79%) also breaks into the Australian Top 10 for the first time at #10 (previous best #16 last April) and the GWM Ute (+51.5%) makes its entrance into the Top 20 at #17 (previous best #28).
Full June 2022 Top 47 All-brands and Top 290 All-models below.