Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October.
It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017. Interestingly, though, no mid-sized SUV is threatening to displace the Toyota HiLux ute as the country’s most popular vehicle.
It’s more of a group effort, then, even if the Mazda CX-5 is the clear leader: ever since its first full year on sale – 2013 – it has been Australia’s best-selling SUV.
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