The Australian motor vehicle market is vast, with a large number of manufacturers and an even larger number of models for buyers to select from across all categories. Making the choice has to which vehicle is right for you can come down to personal factors while others take a purely practical approach to the decision-making process. For those in the market for a new car and still in the ‘undecided’ category, we provide the latest July sales figures to bring you up to speed on the best-selling makes and models.
Being mindful that sales in July would be influenced by EOFY sales and tax incentives for business buyers. In addition, some manufacturers have been hampered in getting their vehicles to market due to the global computer chip shortage and issues around COVID-19.,
Motor Vehicle Sales: July 2021 Data
The sales figures for motor vehicles are released each month and can provide prospective buyers with an indication of what other buyers have already decided as a good buy – the research done for you possibly! We acknowledged the auto industry experts who have collated the data into various groupings so we can provide you with rankings based on maker, category and price range.
Top sellers by brand has Toyota on top of the rankings again, followed by Mazda and then Ford. Also appearing in the top 10 are Kia, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, VW, Isuzu Ute, MG, Mercedes-Benz (vans and cars together). Just outside the 10 was Subaru and Nissan. Also posting good sales figures was BMW, as well as Land Rover, Skoda, GWM, MG and LDV.
On the ‘not so good’ side, those brands that posted a worst result compared with the same month in the previous year were Honda, Peugeot and Alfa Romeo.
With the both the Victorian and NSW state governments offering incentives for electric vehicle buyers in their respective state budgets, the sales of EVs was a record result.
Model and Category Rankings
In assessing the brand rankings, you need to remember that this data includes sales of both passenger/private vehicles and business vehicles and Toyota and Ford are always battling it out with their highly popular utes and vans. SUVs are continuing to out-sell other passenger models.
So we provide a breakdown of some key categories to give greater clarity and hopefully direction for your purchase.
Micro, small and light passenger cars: This includes prices up to $40,000 and a number of size categories. Top selling models include the Kia Picanto, MG3, Mini Hatch, Toyota Corolla and Mercedes-Benz A Class. Also highly ranked: Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Kia Rio, VW Polo, Audi A1, Citroen C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Cerato, BMW 1 and 2 Series.
Medium sized passenger cars: Ranked by size rather than price, the top sellers are BMW 3, Toyota Camry, VW Passat, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mazda 6.
Large sized passenger cars: Combining several categories, the top sales figures were posted by BMW 5 and 7, Porsche Taycan and Panamera, Chrysler 300, Kia Stinger, Skoda Superb and Mercedes-Benz E and S Classes.
People movers are great for families and a range of business operators. Buyers should consider the Kia Carnival and the VW Multivan for best sellers. But new models in this category are also on the horizon – stay tuned and check with dealers.
The sports car category has a vast price range, right up to $200,000+, but does include a selection in the sub $80,000 range. Best-selling sports models include Porsche 911, Ferrari, Bentley Continental, Ford Mustang, Mazda MX 5, Mini Cabrio, BMW 4 and Mercedes-Benz C and E classes.
SUVs continue to out-sell passenger cars and buyers have a wide choice in light, small, medium and large models. Depending on your requirements, look to: Mazda CX-3, MG ZS, Audi Q3, Mazda CX 5, Toyota Prado, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Toyota LandCruiser and Mercedes-Benz GLS as the top sellers in the individual light/small/medium/large/upper large categories.
Cab chassis utes are the top selling work vehicles and the top rankings go to Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D Max.
That should provide buyers with plenty of browsing time if in lockdown at the moment. While browsing, use our Car Loan Calculator to compare estimated repayments on the different models that attract your attention. With our cheap interest rates you may find a higher priced vehicle comes in within your budget.
Making Your Car Finance and Loan Selection
Selecting the vehicle is one part of the car buying process, the other is selecting which loan product is best-suited to your requirements. As specialists in motor vehicle lending, Jade Car Loans offer the complete portfolio of both private and business finance products.
- Private buyers cover cars purchased purely for personal use and the Secured Car Loan is hands-down the most popular type of loan. It’s versatile and covers all types of cars and price ranges when purchased by an individual.
- Businesses have a wider choice of finance products, with the decision based on which is best-suited to the individual business. The choice is between Chattel Mortgage, Leasing and Commercial Hire Purchase.
Hopefully we have provided some clarity to your car buying process and a quick call to one of consultants will assist you further with a car finance quote and additional information on car loans.
Contact Jade Finance 1300 000 008 for a quote for your business or private car finance requirements
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