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Best Sellers for 2023

Classed as the best-selling new vehicle in Australia for 2023, and nearly doubling the number sold to third place getter, the Toyota Hilux remains Australia’s favourite. 

Just behind, and in second place, is the magnificent Ford Ranger, with its sales on the up and up. 

At about half the number of Toyota Hilux vehicles sold new, the perky little MG ZS has made a fantastic effort to take third place with 25,689 of these bargain-priced new SUVs shifted by early November this year.

Down 18% from last year, the Toyota RAV4 sales took fourth spot – perhaps due to the MG ZS’s success. 

Another Ute with a strong showing was the fifth place getter: the mighty Isuzu D-Max ute.

Up a whopping 276% is Tesla’s Model Y.  The Model Y took sixth spot.  It will be interesting to see if the trend continues over time.

In seventh place is a petrol/Hybrid/EV SUV that has made a strong showing with a 28% increase in sales over this last year.  And this is the rather likable SUV: the Mitsubishi Outlander – having managed to shift 20,000 units.

Mazda’s CX-5 is another small SUV that has had to settle for a reduced portion of the pie this year.  It’s in eighth place – maybe because there are still plenty of happy Mazda CX-5 owners driving about in the CX-5 which they purchased over the last couple of years!

Ninth spot goes to Hyundai’s i30.

Close behind in tenth place is the i30’s bigger brother: The Hyundai Tucson.

  • 16,122 Toyota Corollas were sold – 11th.
  • 15,718 Tesla Model 3s were sold – 12th.
  • 15,145 Toyota LandCruiser Prados were sold – 13th.
  • 14,727 Mazda BT-50s were sold – 14th.
  • 13,600 Mitsubishi Tritons were sold – 15th.
  • 13,497 MG 3s were sold – 16th.
  • 13,464 Subaru Foresters were sold – 17th.
  • 13,324 Mazda CX-3s were sold 18th.
  • 12,642 Kia Sportages were sold – 19th.
  • 12,266 Toyota LandCruiser 300/76/78 Series were sold – 20th.

It’s amazing how closely contested place getters 11 through to 20 actually are – most of them SUVs.  It’s nice to see a Subaru in the mix.  Isn’t there a glaringly obvious absence of European vehicles?  Where was Honda?