Despite a slew of lockdowns across the country Australians still went out in droves to snap up a new set of wheels and the usual suspects saw a notable reshuffle.
Both are regular contenders for the top spot and the Ranger’s ability to record 6,058 sales and the HiLux 5,412 was very impressive – but as they fought a new rival has approached.
The Isuzu D-Max shifted 3,167 units in June which was enough to bump the ute up from fifth position in May to third on the ladder the following month.
It was an impressive showing of momentum from Isuzu, who have experienced rolling delays due to the global semiconductor shortage at the same time they are hit with unprecedented demand, but the company is working to fix supply issues as soon as they can.
But more than anything, the D-Max climbing to no.3 to complete a three-row lockout for dual cab vehicles showed that demand for utes in Australia isn’t going anywhere fast.
The Mazda CX-5 saw a rise in popularity and recorded 3,018 sales, making it the most popular midsize SUV in Australia and thus overtaking the Toyota RAV4 which slipped down to seventh place but still shifted an impressive 2,501 units.
In a notable ray of sunshine for the small car segment, the recently facelifted Kia Cerato was the fifth most popular vehicle with 2,711 units sold.
Toyota’s popular Landcruiser Prado recorded 2,610 sales as the combined sales of the regular Landcruiser halved over last month (2,140) as the 200 Series 4×4 reaches the end of its life.
MG continued to gain momentum with the ZS small SUV making its way to 12th place (2,073).
The recently released Toyota Kluger large SUV was successfully able to replicate much of the success of its RAV4 sibling with 1,856 sales – and was one of only three large SUVs inside the top 20.
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