The most popular vehicles sold in 2021

2021 was a strange year for new car sales, with inventory and supply chain issues having an impact, however buyers still flocked to dealerships to snap up the limited stock.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 cars, trucks, and SUVs in order of their sales numbers.

Taking out pole position in 2021 was the Toyota HiLux with 52,801 new vehicles sold.

The workmate was closely followed by the Ford Ranger (50,279 new vehicles sold)

And get this, with 1,049,831 new vehicles sold across Australia in 2021, both the Ranger and HiLux made up almost 10% of all new vehicles that hit the road – according to Australia’s peak body for the automotive industry, the FCAI.

Although light commercial vehicles, including utes, have dominated the top two spots in recent years, far more SUVs are being sold across the board.

In fact, a total of 531,700 SUVs were sold in 2021, compared to 253,254 light commercial vehicles.

Below is the full list of the top 10 models sold in Australia throughout 2021 (have you got your eye on anything?)

1. Toyota HiLux – 52,801 (new vehicles sold)
2. Ford Ranger – 50,279
3. Toyota RAV4 – 35,751
4. Toyota Corolla – 28,768
5. Toyota Landcruiser – 26,633
6. Hyundai i30 – 25,575
7. Isuzu Ute D-Max – 25,117
8. Mazda CX-5 – 24,968
9. Toyota Prado – 21,299
10. Mitsubishi Triton – 19,232

If you’re interested in purchasing a new car, and adding to the stats in 2022, then why not get a QPF Broker to source you a great car loan.

Taking out a loan for a vehicle is much more common than you might think. In fact, recent research shows 52% of car buyers took out a loan for their vehicle purchase in the past decade, with an average loan size of $25,000.⁣⁣⁣

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