Toyota Australia has provided an update on wait times across its range, as they continue to fall from the record heights they reached over the past few years.

    Australia’s best-selling carmaker is running at near-record pace in 2024, with its sales to the end of June coming close to the figures seen in its milestone 2008 when it set a new benchmark locally.

    While there’s never been any doubt about the strength of Toyota’s order bank, the car giant has now overcome production delays which prevented it from achieving its full potential during the COVID years.

    Following yesterday’s announcement of its sales for the first half of 2024, Toyota Australia has detailed wait times for some of its most popular models.

    Toyota Australian wait times as of July 2024

    ModelCurrent wait time
    Toyota C-HR3 months
    Toyota HiLux3-4 months
    Toyota RAV44 months
    Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series6 months or less
    Toyota Corolla5-6 months
    Toyota Yaris Cross5-6 months
    Toyota Kluger7-8 months
    Toyota Yaris7-8 months

    The most significant reduction in wait times has been for the Toyota RAV4, for which customers were previously waiting 24 months or more to get their hands on.

    While these massive delays affected the sought-after RAV4 hybrid, the model has now gone hybrid-only following Toyota’s announcement last month it would no longer sell petrol variants of any car which has a hybrid drivetrain available.

    Increased supply of the RAV4 from Japan also meant the popular SUV achieved a record month in April, with 5857 examples delivered to Australian customers – the nameplate’s best single-month result ever. 

    The Toyota HiLux’s wait times have also been slashed from the 12-month highs it once experienced, though greater supply isn’t enough for it to overcome the Ford Ranger in the Australian sales race.

    The popular ute is now nine years old, though it has received multiple facelifts and running changes in Australia.

    A new-generation model could deliver a sales boost, but there’s no word on when a replacement is due.

    Like the RAV4, the Australian Toyota Corolla, Yaris Cross, Kluger and Yaris lineups are now hybrid-only, also extending to the C-HR which is exclusively hybrid globally.

    Despite not offering the technology in its popular HiLux, Toyota’s hybrid vehicles accounted for 46.8 per cent of sales between January and June.

    To put it into perspective, Toyota’s 56,759 hybrid sales eclipsed the total deliveries from Ford (49,622) and Mazda (48,547).

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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