Despite microchip issues plaguing the wider industry, Australia saw a strong showing on the SUV front but it is now led by a new champion.
The month of June saw a strong showing for the SUVs front as the industry gained some key new players and some Australian favourites struggled amid global logistic challanges.
Mazda snapped up the overall title of best selling SUV with the CX-5 midsize SUV (3018) after the Toyota RAV4 took a notable dip from its results in the previous month and recorded 2,501 sales and came in third place.
Sandwiched in between was the Toyota Landcruiser Prado that shifted 2,610 units and was the overall best selling ‘proper 4×4′ by a healthy margin.
Following behind in fourth was the regular Landcruiser which sold 2,140 units in June, made up of 1,162 sales for the outgoing 200 Series and 978 sales for the 70 Series, which does include some ute sales.
Newcomer MG performed exceptionally well with the ZS small SUV coming in fifth (2,073) and was the best-selling small SUV, while the larger HS midsize SUV came in 15th place (1,003).
A possible reason for the dip in RAV4 sales could be the addition of the Kluger to the Toyota range, which offers a very similar formula in a larger package and collected 1,856 sales which earned it sixth place.
Despite this success, the Subaru XV, Forester and Outback are all facing extensive delays due to microchip shortages, with the latter two halving their sales compared with last month and dropping out of the top 20 as a result.
After a recent update that added new features like Apple CarPlay to its feature list, the Nissan X-Trail midsize SUV has stayed consistent with 1,009 sales and snapped up 14th place.
Rounding out the top 20 was the Isuzu MU-X which is in running out mode ahead of the release of the success next month.
If you’d like to take a look at the best-selling vehicles overall we’ve put together a separate article on that.
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