The 5 Most Popular Cars in 2019

We all like to know what is popular in the market.

Top 5 for 2019

If it is cars you are interested in, here are the top 5 cars by sales numbers around Australia for 2019 and their percentage of the market overall.

No. 5 Mitsubishi Triton (25,819 – 2.43%)

No doubt it has been for many years the ute you buy when you can’t afford a Hilux or a Ranger. Well done Mitsubishi for once again producing a range of not so bad affordable vehicles and a great workhorse ute that does not look too bad either.

No. 4 Hyundai i30 (28,378 – 2.67%)

Another outstanding year for Hyundai’s flagship vehicle the i30, holding confident market share now for more than 6 years. More than once it has been the Drive Car of the Year and still holds strong in the market.

No. 3 Toyota Corolla (30,468 – 2.87%)

Corolla was top of the passenger vehicles sales and it is an impressive victory considering the rise of the SUV and the fact that now SUV’s represent 44% or the market. Well done Toyota.

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No. 2 Ford Ranger (40,690 – 3.83%)

Another work vehicle in the top five at number two, giving work vehicles in the top five more than 10% of the market combined. No wonder the Tradie market is so valuable to the dealers and manufacturers. Some people would even dare to say Ford is almost a one car show these days.

And finally the NUMBER ONE selling vehicle for 2019
No. 1 Toyota Hilux (47,649 – 4.4%)

The working man… and girl’s utility of the year again at number one with an amazing 4.4% of the market. Doesn’t sound much but since we are talking 40+ brands and an average of 8 models per brand it is quite impressive

Strange to not see one SUV in the top 5. Probably the sheer number of SUV’s in the market is dividing up the spoils. I would anticipate that may change next year with the Mazda CX-5 knocking on the door in sixth position and the fact most of the brands are now scaling back their production on passenger vehicles and putting everything into the SUV market. Or will that mean even better sales for those that stick with their smaller passenger vehicles?

Top 20 selling car models in Australia for 2019

1. Toyota HiLux – 47,649
2. Ford Ranger – 40,690
3. Toyota Corolla – 30,468
4. Hyundai i30 – 28,378
5. Mitsubishi Triton – 25,819
6. Mazda CX-5 – 25,539
7. Mazda 3 – 24,939
8. Toyota RAV4 – 24,260
9. Kia Cerato – 21,757
10. Mitsubishi ASX – 20,806
11. Nissan X-Trail – 19,726
12. Toyota Prado – 18,335
13. Hyundai Tucson – 18,251
14. Mitsubishi Outlander – 17,514
15. Holden Colorado – 17,472
16. Isuzu D-Max – 16,892
17. Toyota Camry – 16,768
18. Subaru Forester -15,096
19. Mazda CX-3 – 14,813
20. Volkswagen Golf – 14,355

By: Shane de Gelder
General Manager at SmartCarSales

By: Shane de Gelder
General Manger at SmartCarSales