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Top 20 best-selling SUVs in June: Mazda CX-5 leads the pack and Toyota Kluger hits the ground running


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.

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The Toyota Landcruiser Prado led the unofficial ‘proper 4×4’ category

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).

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The MG ZS was the best selling small SUV in Australia this June

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.

The Mazda CX-30 small SUV came in seventh (1,561) followed by the recently released Hyundai Tucson in eighth (1,496), which has yet to bring its full range to Australia. 

Hyundai also saw success with the Kona small SUV (1410) in ninth which just outmuscled the Subaru XV which almost doubled its sales (1292) over last month.

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.

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The Subaru Outback dropped out of the top 20 due to a series of supply delays

The Mazda CX-3 once again led the light SUV category and was 11th overall (1,206), while the aging Mitsubishi Outlander midsize SUV ( 1,122) performed well and is set to be replaced later this year. 

Following close behind in 13th was the Kia Seltos small SUV (1,097), with the Sportage midsizer running behind in 16th with 863 sales.

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.

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The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport came in 17th place with 826 sales in one month

The Mazda CX-9 was the fourth best-selling large SUV and 17th place overall (836), followed by the dual-cab ute based Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (826) and Ford Everest (803).

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. 

Top 20 best-selling SUVs in Australia

  1. Mazda CX-5: 3018
  2. Toyota Prado: 2610
  3. Toyota RAV4: 2501
  4. Toyota Landcruiser: 2140
  5. MG ZS: 2073
  6. Toyota Kluger :1856
  7. Mazda CX-30: 1561
  8. Hyundai Tucson: 1496
  9. Hyundai Kona: 1410
  10. Subaru XV: 1292
  11. Mazda CX-3: 1,206
  12. Mitsubishi Outlander: 1,122
  13. Kia Seltos: 1,097
  14. Nissan X-Trail: 1,009
  15. MG HS: 1,003
  16. Kia Sportage: 863
  17. Mazda CX-9: 836
  18. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: 826
  19. Ford Everest: 803
  20. Isuzu Ute MU-X: 797