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FACTS April 2024: Toyota Rav4 top of the Charts

24/05/2024 by Lania Mason in Industry news

Australia’s automotive industry continues to grow setting a record in April 2024, achieving the highest-ever year-to-date new vehicle sales result.

The latest figures published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show a total of 92,202 vehicles purchased, up 18.3% on the same month last year.

“April’s result highlights strong consumer confidence in purchasing new vehicles, surpassing our expectations and is a testament to consumer choice and the industry’s resilience in a challenging economic landscape” said FCAI Chief Executive Tony Webster.

Electric Vehicles, Hybrids and Plug-In Hybrids

Hybrid vehicle sales surged by 194.5%, reaching 16,466 units, while Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) sales experienced a notable increase of 138.5%, totalling 1,300 units compared to the same period last year.

In contrast, Electric Vehicle (EV) sales saw a decline of 5.1% compared to April 2023, with 6,194 units sold. This downturn was largely influenced by a significant year-over-year drop of 43.5% for Tesla, a leading EV manufacturer.

Consequently, EVs' market share decreased to 6.4%, down from 7.9% in April 2023.

Top 10 Cars Models in April 2024

The Toyota RAV4 claimed the title of the best-selling vehicle in Australia, beating the Ford Ranger, rounding out the month with 5,875 unit sales.

Although the Toyota HiLux maintained its top position in 4×2 ute sales, the Ford Ranger decisively outperformed it in the more expansive 4×4 Ute category.

Rank Model April 2024 Sales
1 Toyota RAV4 5,857
2 Ford Ranger 5,569
3 Toyota HiLux 4,693
4 Ford Everest 2,400
5 Isuzu D-Max 2,380
6 Toyota Corolla 2,097
7 Toyota LandCruiser Wagon 1,970
8 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,848
9 MG ZS 1,707
10 Kia Sportage 1,699

Top 10 Car Brands In April 2024

Toyota continues to own a large share of the Australian vehicle market with an impressive 20,771 units sold, well ahead of Ford, Mazda, Kia, and Mitsubishi.

Nissan failed to secure a spot in the top 10 monthly sales rankings, while Tesla saw a much larger drop, only able to claim 13th position in April.

Rank Brand April 2024 Sales
1 Toyota 20,771
2 Ford 8,648
3 Mazda 7,301
4 Kia 6,653
5 Mitsubishi 5,314
6 Hyundai 5,185
7 Isuzu Ute 4,256
8 MG 3,781
9 GWM 3,330
10 Subaru 3,246

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