VFACTS July: Market resilience on display

SUVs accounted for over 50% of sales in July as the Toyota RAV4 ascended to the top of the sales chart.

Toyota remained Australia’s most popular brand in July, selling 15,508 vehicles for the month. Following at a distance was Mazda (7806 sales), Mitsubishi (4684), Hyundai (4634) and Kia (4625 sales).

Amongst the winners in July were emerging Chinese brands MG, Great Wall and Haval, up +59%, +42% and +139% respectively, while Jeep sales increased +20%, buoyed by its go-anywhere Gladiator and Wrangler.

Audi sales surged +53% thanks to the A1, A3, Q3 and Q7, while prestige rival Volvo achieved a +23% increase through more sales of its new S60 and V60 models.