Hyundai i30 small car pips HiLux and Corolla.
It’s all smiles at Hyundai’s head office today after the Korean car company had Australia’s best-selling car in June.
In a buoyant market that saw 125,850 sales or 6.4% more than the same month last year, it was the Hyundai i30 small car that came out on top in the month with 5,521 sales. The Hyundai i30 was followed by the Toyota Hilux (4,281), Toyota Corolla (4,152), Mazda3 (4,127) and Mitsubishi Triton (3,526).
Overall though Toyota couldn’t be beaten with the Japanese brand scoring a June total of 21,501 vehicle sales, that was ahead of Holden, Mazda, Hyundai and Mitsubishi.
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Chief Executive Tony Weber said despite the strong performance of the Hyundai i30 and the Toyota Corolla the SUV sector of the market continued to show the most growth.
“In June, the SUV segment saw the highest growth, with the 42,256 SUV sales representing a 14.7 per cent increase on June 2014 sales figures.”
“YTD SUV sales are up 13.8 per cent, compared to the same period in 2014.”
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Individual Manufacturer Highlights in June;
Lexus sold 1186 vehicles in June, surpassing the previous record of 1106 set in October 2007.
Renault achieved 1,410 sales in June, the best month for the brand in Australia in 15 years.
Hyundai broke its all-time monthly record with 11,007 sales.
Mazda achieved an all-time record for the brand here with 11,526 sales.
Subaru sold 4502 vehicles in Australia in June, a record result.
Mitsubishi sold 9,011 units in June and while that isn’t a record the brand has achieved more than 15% growth in SUV and light commercial vehicle sales in the first six months of 2015.
Volkswagen sold over 12% more cars in June 2015 than in the same month in 2014.