The first half of 2024 set a record for new car sales in Australia, despite a drop in June.

    A total of 632,412 new vehicles were sold in Australia in the first half of 2024, up 8.7 per cent year to date and surpassing the previous record of 605,522 sales set in the opening six months of 2018.

    However, sales in June were down 4.2 per cent when compared with June 2023, though it was still the second-highest result in the month since 2019.

    A total of 119,659 vehicles were sold throughout June 2024, with sales down in every state and territory bar the Australian Capital Territory. An increase in government sales weren’t enough to offset declines across private, corporate and rental fleet buyers.

    Though electric vehicle (EV) sales increased over the month prior, they were down 13.2 per cent on June 2023.

    All up, EVs accounted for 8.0 per cent of new car sales in June, down from 8.8 per cent in June 2023.

    Nevertheless, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) says it hopes for EVs to crack 100,000 sales in 2024.

    EV sales year-to-date are up 16.5 per cent.

    Hybrids and plug-in hybrids have recorded a significant increase in market share. Combined, they accounted for 14.4 per cent of the market compared to 7.8 per cent in June 2023.

    Year-to-date, hybrid and plug-in hybrid sales are up a whopping 114.6 per cent, driven largely by market leader Toyota.

    “The end of the financial year has traditionally been a strong month for vehicle sales and achieving 632,412 sales in just six months is a testament to the resilience of the market,” said FCAI chief executive Tony Weber.


    Toyota retains its mighty grip on the new car market, and though its sales were down 0.2 per cent on June 2023, its sales are up 31.5 per cent year-to-date.

    Ford has edged past Mazda for second place, with sales up 22.4 per cent in June and 30.0 per cent year-to-date.

    Mazda sales have dipped slightly, both for the month of June and for the first half of this year, but it has retained its podium position.

    Kia is sitting in fourth, comfortably ahead of sister brand Hyundai which sits in sixth.

    Mitsubishi is sandwiched in between the South Korean siblings, and has posted significant gains. Its sales were up 48.9 per cent year-on-year for the month of June, and are up 28.5 per cent year-to-date.

    Sitting in seventh for the month is Tesla. While that’s an impressive finish for a brand offering just two vehicles, its sales were down 33.3 per cent on June 2023, and they’re down 9.6 per cent year-to-date.

    The top 10 was rounded out by Subaru, Isuzu Ute and Nissan.

    Nissan is bouncing back in the sales race, with 4293 vehicles sold in June representing an improvement of 55.6 per cent on June 2023’s tally. Its sales are also up an impressive 44.2 per cent.

    Honda is also bouncing back. Its sales were up 34.2 per cent on June 2023, and are up 28.8 per cent year-to-date, bolstered by a larger lineup than last year.

    BMW had a huge month, with 3146 sales, up 87.5 per cent. It’s up 9.1 per cent year-to-date.

    In terms of brands that aren’t doing so well, MG sales were down 29.8 per cent on June 2023 and are down 7.9 per cent year-to-date, while Volkswagen’s were down 26.7 per cent year-on-year and 10.0 per cent year-to-date.

    Some brands saw steeper declines. LDV’s were down 40 per cent for the month and 21.8 per cent for the first half, while Renault was down 33.1 per cent and 32.9 per cent respectively.

    Cupra looks to have run out of steam somewhat, down 57.9 per cent on June 2023 and 27.5 per cent year-to-date, while fellow Volkswagen Group brand Skoda is having a rough 2024 with sales down 44.9 per cent for June and 25.7 per cent year-to-date.

    Stellantis brands had an even rougher trot. Ram was down 65.3 per cent year-on-year and 50.8 per cent year-to-date, while Maserati was down 62.9 per cent and 37.3 per cent respectively.

    Jeep had the most significant declines, though. Its sales were down 73.4 per cent for the month, and 52 per cent for the first half of the year. Its abysmal June showing saw it outsold by Peugeot (255 sales vs. 174 sales).

    BrandJune 2024 salesChange YoYJan-Jun salesChange YTD
    Isuzu Ute4445+23.1%25,903+27.2%
    Land Rover995+34.1%4018+8.2%
    Alfa Romeo64-25.6%371+39.0%
    Aston Martin24-11.1%86-1.1%

    Polestar stopped reporting its sales figures to the FCAI earlier this year, however it has confirmed to CarExpert that it sold 356 vehicles in June and has sold 950 year-to-date.


    ModelJune 2024 salesYear-to-date sales
    Ford Ranger628933,531
    Toyota HiLux563028,515
    Toyota RAV4390725,405
    Mitsubishi Outlander304514,443
    Tesla Model Y290612,516
    Isuzu D-Max288115,790
    Mazda CX-5268711,920
    Ford Everest226711,276
    Toyota Corolla223213,179
    Toyota Camry201310,788
    MG ZS197011,809
    Kia Cerato18968219
    Kia Sportage185610,474
    Hyundai Kona18048948
    Hyundai Tucson17959462
    Mitsubishi Triton17839349
    Tesla Model 3177710,600
    Mazda CX-315988537
    Isuzu MU-X156410,083
    Nissan X-Trail14839449


    The following are the segment leaders for the month of June 2024.

    • Micro cars: Kia Picanto (686), Fiat 500 (62)
    • Light cars under $30,000: MG 3 (1287), Suzuki Swift (625), Mazda 2 (392)
    • Light cars over $30,000: Volkswagen Polo (154), Mini Hatch (89), Audi A1 (24)
    • Small cars under $40,000: Toyota Corolla (2232), Kia Cerato (1896), Mazda 3 (992)
    • Small cars over $40,000: MG 4 (395), Audi A3 (337), Subaru WRX (261)
    • Medium cars under $60,000: Toyota Camry (2013), BYD Seal (706), Mazda 6 (95)
    • Medium cars over $60,000: Tesla Model 3 (1777), BMW i4 (316), BMW 3 Series (286)
    • Large cars under $70,000: Citroen C5 X (8), Skoda Superb (6)
    • Large cars over $70,000: BMW 5 Series (75), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (48), Audi A6 (21)
    • Upper large cars over $100,000: BMW i7 (7), Porsche Panamera (7), BMW 7 Series (6)
    • People movers under $70,000: Kia Carnival (1293), Hyundai Staria (104), LDV MIFA (104)
    • People movers over $70,000: Volkswagen Multivan (80), Mercedes-Benz V-Class (15), Volkswagen California (15)
    • Sports cars under $80,000: Subaru BRZ (108), Mazda MX-5 (32), Mini Cabrio (27)
    • Sports cars over $80,000: BMW 2 Series two-door (198), BMW 4 Series two-door (75), Porsche Cayman (74)
    • Sports cars over $200,000: Porsche 911 (81), Ferrari two-door range (20), Lamborghini two-door range (19)
    • Light SUVs: Mazda CX-3 (1593), Suzuki Jimny (795), Hyundai Venue (592)
    • Small SUVs under $45,000: MG ZS (1970), Hyundai Kona (1804), Mazda CX-30 (1306)
    • Small SUVs over $45,000: Audi Q3 (666), BMW X1 (639), Volvo EX30 (420)
    • Medium SUVs under $60,000: Toyota RAV4 (3907), Mitsubishi Outlander (3045), Mazda CX-5 (2687)
    • Medium SUVs over $60,000: Tesla Model Y (2906), Lexus NX (676), Mazda CX-60 (542)
    • Large SUVs under $80,000: Ford Everest (2267), Isuzu MU-X (1564), Subaru Outback (1286)
    • Large SUVs over $80,000: Range Rover Sport (349), Defender (310), BMW X5 (294)
    • Upper large SUVs under $120,000: Toyota LandCruiser (1288), Nissan Patrol (669), Kia EV9 (47)
    • Upper large SUVs over $120,000: BMW X7 (139), Range Rover (106), Mercedes-Benz GLS (35)
    • Light vans: Volkswagen Caddy (101), Peugeot Partner (35), Renault Kangoo (5)
    • Medium vans: Toyota HiAce (1177), Ford Transit Custom (425), Hyundai Staria Load (401)
    • 4×2 utes: Isuzu D-Max (659), Toyota HiLux (654), Ford Ranger (447)
    • 4×4 utes: Ford Ranger (5842), Toyota HiLux (4976), Isuzu D-Max (2222)
    • Large pickups: Ram 1500 (341), Chevrolet Silverado (237), Chevrolet Silverado HD (131)

    Sales by category

    CategoryJune 2024 sales, market share
    SUV65,248 sales, 54.5% share
    Light commercial27,880 sales, 23.3% share
    Passenger car21,065 sales, 17.6% share
    Heavy commercial5466 sales, 4.6% share

    Top segments by market share

    SegmentJune 2024 salesChange from June 2023
    Medium SUVs27,836-3.0%
    4×4 utes21,170+1.6%
    Small SUVs18,204+2.9%
    Large SUVs13,097-14.8%
    Small cars8643+12.6%

    Sales by region

    State/territoryJune 2024 salesChange from June 2023
    New South Wales36,246-2.1%
    Western Australia12,079-7.6%
    South Australia7932-0.5%
    Australian Capital Territory18560.0%
    Northern Territory1028-5.3%

    Sales by buyer type

    Buyer typeJune 2024 salesChange from June 2023

    Sales by fuel or propulsion type

    Fuel typeJune 2024Sales year-to-date
    Plug-in hybrid19498223

    Sales by country of origin

    CountryJune 2024 salesChange from June 2023

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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