JUNE 2017 MarketPlace

The boom in June

HIGHLIGHTS New-car sales in June were the highest ever recorded for that month, with a grand total of 134,171 cars and commercial vehicles being registered. The Ford Ranger continued to run near the top of the pack, but after clinching first place last month it was pipped by the Hilux in June.

Kia’s pint-sized Picanto made a strong showing following the launch of the new-gen model in May, recording 380 sales and top slot in the microcar segment. Toyota continues to dominate overall, meanwhile, with 18.3 percent of all cars sold in June wearing a T-badge on the grille.

LOWLIGHTS As SUV stocks rise, the passenger-car market continues to slip, with sales dropping by 5.9 percent relative to June 2016. Diesel passenger cars fared particularly poorly, with a 24.1 percent drop in oil-burner uptake in that segment. It’s not all roses in SUV-land either, with sales in the large luxury SUV and small SUV segments wilting in June thanks to lower demand for the BMW X5, Range Rover Sport, VW Touareg, Holden Trax, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.

WINNER INCREASE 846%

RENAULT KOLEOS The Renault Koleos earned the title of ‘most improved’ with an 848 percent increase in sales relative to the same month last year, when the thoroughly outdated previousgen model was still on sale. he ent onth ed previous

LOSER DECREASE 94%

SUBARU LEVORG Subaru’s sporty Levorg wagon has suffered in sales of late, but salvation is around the corner in the form of mainstream 1.6-litre turbo models to complement the existing WRX-engined offerings.

SUVs BY SIZE

SUVs made up more than 38% of total registrations for June

TOP 20

1 Toyota Corolla 3830 1 4427 2 Hyundai Tucson 3741 6 1481 3 Mazda 3 3490 3 4112 4 Hyundai i30 3471 2 6432 5 Toyota Camry 3191 5 3049 6 Mazda CX-5 2487 4 2643 7 Toyota RAV4 2460 8 2088 8 Kia Cerato 2452 11 1781 9 Mitsubishi Outlander 2317 15 1413 10 Mitsubishi ASX 2247 10 2182 11 Volkswagen Golf 2246 14 2296 12 Nissan X-Trail 2126 7 1908 13 Holden Commodore 2054 9 3054 14 Mazda CX-3 1974 13 1790 15 Toyota Prado 1971 12 1357 16 Hyundai Accent 1874 16 1772 17 Honda Civic 1777 18 922 18 Kia Sportage 1776 20 1203 19 Nissan Qashqai 1510 25 1339 20 Toyota Kluger 1464 22 1315 102,039 Passenger & SUV sales – June 2017 PASSENGER CARS SALES RANK SALES (MAY ’17) (JNE ’17)

TOTAL SALES

1 Toyota 24,546 1 22,083 2 Mazda 12,501 2 12,455 3 Hyundai 12,251 3 12,300 4 Holden 9273 5 11,376 5 Ford 8853 4 8316 6 Mitsubishi 9266 6 8726 7 Nissan 6690 7 6781 8 Volkswagen 6447 8 5933 9 Kia 6737 9 5170 10 Honda 5412 11 5265 11 Subaru 5201 10 5135 12 Mercedes-Benz 4920 12 3942 13 Isuzu 3566 13 2364 14 BMW 2630 14 3255 15 Audi 2153 15 2271 16 Suzuki 2077 16 1951 17 Jeep 1262 20 1192 18 Renault 1206 17 1379 19 Lexus 1080 18 1009 20 Land Rover 1063 19 1339 134,171 June 2017 BRANDS SALES RANK SALES (MAY ’17) (JNE ’16)

MAZDA 3

Australia’s love affair with the Mazda 3 continues, with hatch and sedan remaining in the top-three most popular passenger cars despite no significant changes since the model’s mid- 2016 update.

JEEP

Jeep leapt three spots up the rankings in June thanks to solid sales growth in all of its models, but year-to-date the American SUV specialist is still well behind where it was this time in 2016.