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Top 20 best-selling cars in June: Isuzu D-Max completes three-row dual-cab lockout


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.

As the end of the financial year loomed many Australians set out to purchase a new car in June with the Ford Ranger once again trading places with the Toyota HiLux to secure first place.

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.

Isuzu D-Max 2021 X Terrain beach driving
The almighty Isuzu D-Max become Australia’s third most popular vehicle in June

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.

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The Mazda CX-5 was the most popular SUV in June

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.

It was enough to overtake long-time rivals such as the Hyundai i30 (2,331) and Toyota Corolla (2,175) which came in eighth and tenth position respectively.

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.

2021 Landcruiser Prado Camping
The Landcruiser Prado was the ninth best selling vehicle and more popular large SUV

In ninth place, the Mitsubishi Triton collected 2,240 sales and stayed ahead of rivals such as the Nissan Navara with 1,846 but the numbers for both were quite strong.

MG continued to gain momentum with the ZS small SUV making its way to 12th place (2,073).

To put that in perspective, more traditional small SUV rivals such as the Mazda CX-30 (1,561) came in 17th, the Hyundai Kona (1410) was 19th and Subaru XV (1,292) rounded out the top 20.

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The Subaru XV was in 20th behind rivals such as the Mazda CX-30

It wasn’t the only good showing from Mazda, with the BT-50 dual cab (1,886) and Mazda 3 small car (1,867) locked in a close race for 13th place.

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.

Australia’s top 20 best-selling cars:

  1. Ford Ranger: 6058
  2. Toyota Hi-Lux: 5412
  3. Isuzu Ute D-Max: 3167
  4. Mazda CX-5: 3018
  5. Kia Cerato: 2711
  6. Toyota Prado: 2610
  7. Toyota RAV4: 2501
  8. Hyundai i30: 2331
  9. Mitsubishi Triton: 2240
  10. Toyota Corolla: 2175
  11. Toyota Landcruiser: 2140
  12. MG ZS: 2073
  13. Mazda BT-50: 1886
  14. Mazda3: 1867
  15. Toyota Kluger: 1856
  16. Nissan Navara: 1846
  17. Mazda CX-30: 1561
  18. Hyundai Tucson: 1496
  19. Hyundai Kona: 1410
  20. Subaru XV: 1292