The sales status quo has been restored, as the Australian automotive market closes in on another record haul of new vehicles.
Once again the Toyota HiLux (4103) and the Ford Ranger (3576) are the best selling vehicles in Australia after conceding the top spot last month to the Hyundai i30 which has fallen down to sixth place with 2227 November sales according to the latest data from the Federal Chambers of Automotive Industries.
Toyota continued its strong month with the Corolla (2959) coming in at third place, well ahead of small car rival Mazda3 (2464) in fourth position.
The small car segment as a whole is enjoying a strong finish to the year with sales growth between six and 10 per cent compared to the corresponding October and November months last year. And while small cars are still Australia's most popular new car segment, medium SUVs and utes are hot on its heels.
Driving that growth in the popular mid-size SUV segment are the class leading Mazda CX-5 (2358), which was the fifth best selling vehicle in November with the Hyundai Tucson (2121) in seventh and Toyota RAV4 (1950) in eighth spot.
The aging Mitsubishi ASX continues its strong year with 1948 sales in November, which was good enough to place it in ninth place overall and helped drive a 31.1 per cent increase across the city SUV segment compared to November last year. The ASX sales also helped cement it as Australia's favourite little SUV, extending its lead over the Mazda CX-3.
Rounding out the top 10 was the Hyundai Accent (1914) which is fighting the good fight in the struggling city car segment that has seen a sales decline of 10.5 per cent compared to last year through 11 months.
Kia, Subaru and Honda continue to deliver strong results over the whole year, with all three brands growing sales exponentially. Kia has delivered a growth of 28.9 per cent compared to the first 11 month of last year, which equates to more than 11,000 extra sales. Subaru and Honda have expanded sales by 12.2 and 14 per cent respectively in the same period.
Toyota, too, has also managed to eek out even more sales with the Japanese behemoth growing registrations by five per cent compared to 2016.
Local large car enthusiasts are still clambering to get their hands on the last locally-produced Holden Commodore, with more than 1800 leaving the dealership last month.
Overall new car sales are up 0.6 per cent compared to 2016, and with one more month to go, Australia again looks set for a record year.
Best selling vehicles November 2017
Toyota HiLux – 4103
Ford Ranger – 3576
Toyota Corolla – 2959
Mazda3 – 2464
Mazda CX-5 – 2358
Hyundai i30 – 2227
Hyundai Tucson – 2121
Toyota RAV4 – 1950
Mitsubishi ASX – 1948
Hyundai Accent – 1914
Best Selling Brands November 2017
Toyota – 18,804
Mazda – 9330
Hyundai – 8781
Holden – 7955
Mitsubishi – 6678
Ford – 6275
Volkswagen – 5364
Nissan – 5077
Honda – 4431
Kia – 4305