Kia breaks ranking and share at #2 and 7.7%, market off -6.4% – Best Selling Cars Blog

Kia Sportage volumes are up 159.1% year-on-year in May.

94,383 new light vehicles found a buyer in May, that’s a -6.4% year-on-year drop and the 2nd consecutive month in negative. Year-to-date, the market is down -4.1% to 437,884 but is still on track to pass the million sales by the time the year comes to an end. Private sales edge down -2.9% to 50,910, business fleets drop -14.2% to 31,353, rentals are down just -0.8% to 5,458 and government fleets are almost stable as well at -0.4% to 2,518. SUVs continue to dominate, down -4% to 51,459 sales and 54.5% share vs. 53.2% in 2021 and 47.8% in 2020, Light Commercials drop -7.1% to 21,528 units and 22.8% share vs. 23% a year ago and 24.7% in 2020 and Passenger Cars crash -14.7% to 17,252 sales and 18.3% share vs. 20.1% a year ago and 23.1% in 2020.

All states and territories are down this month bar Northern Territory up 2.4% to 996 units. New South Wales is at -6.3% to 30,757 sales, Victoria fares best at -0.8% to 25,164, Queensland at -11.3% to 18,997, Western Australia at -9.1% to 9,353, South Australia at -8.2% to 6,098, Tasmania at -6.8% to 1,651 and Australian Capital Territory at -11% to 1,367. Looking at sales by country of origin, Japan is down -13% to 30,859 sales, Thailand down -3.4% to 20,736, South Korea up 7.8% to 15,109, China up 25.9% to 8,209 and the U.S. up 40.2% to 3,745. Petrol is down -14.1% to 47,294, Diesel down just -2.1% to 33,437, HEV up 11% to 7,887, BEV up 112.2% to 925 and PHEV pup 183.7% to 695.

In the brands ranking, Toyota (+7.8%) braves the negative environment to climb to 24.2% share vs. 22.6% so far this year. The event of the month is the 2nd place of Kia (+2.6%) also up year-on-year, breaking its all-time records for ranking (previous best #3 in May 2021 and August 2021) and market share at 7.7% (previous best 7.4% in August and September 2020). The Korean brand outsells sister marque Hyundai (+9.5%) also in great shape at #3, hitting its best result since last November. Mazda (–38.7%) freefalls to #4 as stock shortage is starting to seriously bite. At #5, Mitsubishi (-6.1%) falls two spots while Ford (-19.4%) remains at #6. MG (+15.9%) scores the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 12 and marks a 7th consecutive month at a record #7, distancing Subaru (+2.2%) also in positive, Isuzu Ute (-11.5%) and Nissan (-31%) both underperforming. Below, Citroen (+225%), Ram (+94.7%), Genesis (+88.9%), Suzuki (+38.9%), Chevrolet (+33.1%), GWM Haval (+25.7%), Volvo (+18.6%) and Renault (+17.9%) shine among the double-digit gainers.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+17.6%) brilliantly cements its leadership as the Ford Ranger (-11.8%) down to #3 in May, awaits the new generation arriving next month. The HIlux also outsells the Ranger in the lucrative 4×4 pickup category at 3,999 sales vs. 3,452. The Toyota RAV4 (-2.2%) limits its fall to climb back to 2nd place, a ranking it also holds year-to-date. The Toyota Corolla (+51.1%) surges to #4 and reclaims the title of best-selling passenger car year-to-date off the Hyundai i30 (-4.7%) down to #8 in May. The Isuzu D-Max (-20.4%) hits a snag but remains 5th above the Toyota Prado (-0.9%) still surprisingly successful despite its age and up four spots on April to reclaim the 6th spot it holds year-to-date. The Mitsubishi Triton (-11.4%) falls to #7 just as the Mazda CX-5 (-29.7%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (+134.9%) round out the Top 10, the latter securing and 2nd Top 10 finish in the past 4 months. Below, the Hyundai Tucson (+48.5%) slices its April ranking in two to #12, the Toyota Kluger (+3226.7%) soars thanks to a new generation which is also the case for the Kia Sportage (+159.1%). Notice also an impressive score by the Toyota Land Cruiser PU/CC (+115.9%) at #18.

Previous month: Australia April 2022: MG breaks records again, places all three models in Top 20, sales down -12.2%

One year ago: Australia May 2021: Kia up to #3, Isuzu D-Max breaks records in market up 68.3%

Full May 2022 Top 45 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Australia May 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota   22,813 24.2% 7.8% 1 98,816 22.6% 1.0% 1 1
2 Kia   7,307 7.7% 2.6% 4 30,939 7.1% 3.1% 4 5
3 Hyundai   7,063 7.5% 9.5% 5 29,908 6.8% -4.4% 5 3
4 Mazda   6,474 6.9% -38.7% 2 43,687 10.0% -9.4% 2 2
5 Mitsubishi 6,086 6.4% -6.1% 3 35,902 8.2% 12.9% 3 6
6 Ford   5,233 5.5% -19.4% 6 23,590 5.4% -19.8% 6 4
7 MG 4,064 4.3% 15.9% 7 20,104 4.6% 31.9% 7 9
8 Subaru   3,626 3.8% 2.2% 14 13,422 3.1% -21.4% 9 10
9 Isuzu Ute 3,494 3.7% -11.5% 8 15,332 3.5% 3.3% 8 11
10 Nissan   2,970 3.1% -31.0% 10 13,342 3.0% -33.1% 10 7
11 Mercedes   2,662 2.8% -9.4% 9 12,143 2.8% -16.8% 11 12
12 BMW 2,534 2.7% -6.4% 13 9,566 2.2% -13.3% 13 13
13 Suzuki   2,219 2.4% 38.9% 11 8,710 2.0% 17.6% 14 16
14 Volkswagen 2,216 2.3% -44.7% 12 10,062 2.3% -38.0% 12 8
15 GWM Haval 1,878 2.0% 25.7% 15 6,117 1.4% 11.4% 17 14
16 Honda   1,423 1.5% 1.4% 17 6,585 1.5% -32.8% 15 15
17 LDV 1,322 1.4% 8.1% 16 6,140 1.4% 12.5% 16 18
18 Volvo 1,121 1.2% 18.6% 19 4,598 1.1% 5.6% 19 22
19 Audi 941 1.0% -45.4% 18 4,690 1.1% -36.7% 18 17
20 Renault 837 0.9% 17.9% 20 3,988 0.9% 73.6% 21 24
21 Lexus 680 0.7% -33.9% 23 3,320 0.8% -24.5% 22 20
22 Jeep   615 0.7% -4.4% 26 2,776 0.6% -10.3% 23 23
23 Skoda 528 0.6% -50.6% 21 2,594 0.6% -45.7% 24 21
24 Ram 510 0.5% 94.7% 25 1,939 0.4% 48.5% 27 27
25 Porsche 476 0.5% -14.4% 24 2,533 0.6% 11.2% 25 26
26 Mini 436 0.5% 2.8% 27 1,314 0.3% -14.0% 28 28
27 Land Rover 409 0.4% -28.2% 22 2,197 0.5% -25.8% 26 25
28 Ssangyong 247 0.3% 0.8% 29 1,135 0.3% 0.8% 29 29
29 Chevrolet 233 0.2% 33.1% 28 856 0.2% 45.8% 30 31
30 Peugeot 191 0.2% -18.0% 30 838 0.2% -3.5% 31 30
31 Polestar 153 0.2% new 32 361 0.1% new 33  –
32 Genesis 85 0.1% 88.9% 35 343 0.1% 98.3% 34 34
33 Jaguar 71 0.1% -51.0% 31 342 0.1% -24.7% 35 33
34 Fiat 47 0.0% -65.9% 33 552 0.1% -16.1% 32 32
35 Maserati 46 0.0% -8.0% 36 234 0.1% 3.5% 37 36
36 Alfa Romeo 43 0.0% -10.4% 37 236 0.1% 1.7% 36 35
37 Citroen 39 0.0% 225.0% 38 158 0.0% 222.4% 38 39
38 Bentley 21 0.0% -8.7% 39 95 0.0% 9.2% 39 37
39 Ferrari 14 0.0% 55.6% 40 86 0.0% 16.2% 40 38
40 Chrysler 14 0.0% 133.3% 41 69 0.0% -1.4% 41 40
41 Tesla 12 0.0% n/a 34 4,481 1.0% n/a 20 19
42 Aston Martin 11 0.0% 22.2% 42 49 0.0% -19.7% 43 41
43 McLaren 8 0.0% 14.3% 46 21 0.0% -40.0% 46 43
44 Rolls-Royce 4 0.0% 100.0% 44 25 0.0% 31.6% 45 45
45 Lotus 2 0.0% -60.0% 45 60 0.0% 130.8% 42 44
46 Lamborghini 0 0.0% -100.0% 43 32 0.0% -50.8% 44 42
47 Alpine 0 0.0% -100.0% 47 4 0.0% -20.0% 47 46

Australia May 2022 – models:

Pos Model May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota Hilux 5,178 5.5% 17.6% 1 24,389 5.6% 7.6% 1 1
2 Toyota RAV4 3,925 4.2% -2.2% 3 17,787 4.1% -0.4% 2 3
3 Ford Ranger 3,751 4.0% -11.8% 2 16,992 3.9% -11.9% 3 2
4 Toyota Corolla 3,310 3.5% 51.1% 7 10,549 2.4% -9.4% 8 4
5 Isuzu D-Max 2,433 2.6% -20.4% 5 11,079 2.5% 4.1% 7 6
6 Toyota Prado 2,195 2.3% -0.9% 10 11,400 2.6% 50.8% 6 8
7 Mitsubishi Triton 2,054 2.2% -11.4% 6 14,906 3.4% 36.3% 4 9
8 Hyundai i30 2,027 2.1% -4.7% 8 9,951 2.3% -7.9% 9 5
9 Mazda CX-5 1,947 2.1% -29.7% 4 12,898 2.9% 5.1% 5 7
10 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,799 1.9% 134.9% 19 7,529 1.7% 40.7% 11 15
11 MG ZS 1,758 1.9% 9.5% 9 8,978 2.1% 27.9% 10 10
12 Hyundai Tucson 1,711 1.8% 48.5% 24 4,515 1.0% -4.5% 22 17
13 Toyota Kluger 1,497 1.6% 3226.7% 12 4,551 1.0% 524.3% 21 32
14 Kia Sportage 1,464 1.6% 159.1% 14 6,727 1.5% 98.7% 14 35
15 Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon 1,363 1.4% -51.2% 28 4,378 1.0% -58.1% 23 16
16 Toyota Hiace 1,320 1.4% 42.1% 26 5,636 1.3% 39.3% 18 30
17 Hyundai Kona 1,313 1.4% -6.2% 22 5,431 1.2% -20.2% 19 24
18 Toyota Land Cruiser PU/CC 1,304 1.4% 115.9% 27 4,671 1.1% 5.7% 20 25
19 MG3 1,250 1.3% 4.7% 11 7,381 1.7% 28.3% 13 20
20 Kia Cerato 1,237 1.3% -39.7% 20 5,878 1.3% -26.9% 16 11
21 Subaru Outback 1,215 1.3% 30.5% 42 3,662 0.8% -18.2% 29 29
22 Nissan Navara 1,206 1.3% -21.9% 25 6,062 1.4% 11.5% 15 13
23 Mazda CX-30 1,175 1.2% -20.1% 17 7,386 1.7% 33.8% 12 21
24 Kia Stonic 1,117 1.2% 13.3% 23 3,686 0.8% 34.5% 28 39
25 Subaru XV 1,077 1.1% 42.1% 77 3,218 0.7% -12.1% 32 31

Source: FCAI, VFacts