[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oyota has recorded its best July in four years, selling more than twice as many new vehicles as any other brand.
Corolla and HiLux combined for a sales quinella as the nation’s two most popular models, helping to lift Toyota to 17,465 sales – its strongest July result since 2012.
Toyota’s tally was more than 9,000 sales ahead of the nearest competitor and 9,800 higher than the third-placed company.
The market-leading total was 3.7 per cent higher than for July last year and the fourth consecutive month it has achieved year-on-year sales growth.
Corolla was Australia’s best-selling car in July with demand topping 3,400 cars while HiLux was second with 3,136 deliveries. These were the only vehicles to exceed 3,000 sales for the month.
Camry joined Corolla and HiLux among the top five best sellers after posting 2,172 deliveries, its best July since 2005.
Last month was also the best July on record for the LandCruiser 200 series wagon (launched in 2007) and the best July for LandCruiser Prado since 2012.
Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the results showed the company and its dealers had bucked the industry trend of focusing on June end-of-financial-year sales at the expense of July.
A consistent approach to managing our business and focusing on our customers has enabled Toyota to achieve a healthy July-on-July sales increase on top of a robust market-leading result in June,
As a result, Toyota has stood out by selling almost 40,000 vehicles over the past two months while also achieving an appreciable gain in market share for July,” MrCramb said.