The mid-sized Toyota RAV4 SUV topped the sales charts in July, unseating the two pickups that usually reign: Toyota’s HiLux, and Ford’s Ranger.

    Toyota claims to have sold 4309 RAV4s in July, up 78 per cent over the same month last year. This put it ahead of the HiLux (2947, in runout ahead of the MY21 update) and Ranger (3104).

    The stunning result can be attributed in large part to greater supply from Japan, whittling down waiting lists. Toyota secured an additional 8000 RAV4s in April for a July delivery, all of which were the volume-selling hybrid versions.

    The stellar month takes the RAV’s annual tally to 19,583 sales (up 43 per cent), meaning it also sits third overall year-to-date (YTD) behind the Ranger and HiLux utes, and ahead of the always-popular Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i30 passenger vehicles.

    The RAV4 also managed to own 31.3 per cent market share in the Medium SUV segment where it competes during July, and took its YTD share to 23.4 per cent.

    Combined July sales of the RAV4’s three most popular direct competitors – the Mazda CX-5 (1727), Nissan X-Trail (1116), and Hyundai Tucson (1087) – were still lower than the Toyota’s solo tally.

    Perhaps more interestingly, Toyota internal figures show that of the July sales haul, about 80 per cent delivered had hybrid drivetrains, well ahead of the yearly average of 60 per cent share.

    July 2020 top sellers

    Toyota RAV44309
    Ford Ranger3104
    Toyota HiLux2947
    Toyota Corolla 2192
    Hyundai i301745
    Mazda CX-51727
    Mitsubishi Triton 1593
    Mazda CX-31355
    Toyota Camry1281
    Mazda 31224

    July 2020 mainstream ‘Medium SUV’ market:

    Toyota RAV44309
    Mazda CX-51727
    Nissan X-Trail1116
    Hyundai Tucson1087
    Kia Sportage994
    Mitsubishi Outlander989
    Volkswagen Tiguan985
    Subaru Forester967
    Honda CR-V832
    MG HS217
    Holden Equinox185
    Renault Koleos173
    Peugeot 3008144
    Skoda Karoq141
    Haval H680
    Ford Escape62
    Jeep Cherokee44
    Volkswagen Golf Alltrack35
    SsangYong Korando28
    Peugeot 500824
    Citroen C5 Aircross5

    If you have any questions – perhaps you want to know how your car did – ask in the comments and a member of the CarExpert team will respond.

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    Mike Costello
    Mike Costello is a Senior Contributor at CarExpert.
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