Toyota has again finished the year as Australia’s most popular car brand after recording 205,766 sales in 2019, taking the company's market share to a seven-year high of 19.4 per cent.
While the result is strong, even the might of Toyota wasn’t immune from a contracting market with the final number representing a 5.2 per cent drop over the previous year.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Toyota HiLux was the nation’s best-selling car with 47,649 deliveries in 2019.
Also hitting the high notes was the new Corolla which retained its title as Australia’s best-selling passenger car with 30,468 sales.
In the declining mid-size passenger segment, the 16,768 Camry models found new homes, up 9.8 per cent.
Toyota is also keen to note, in 2019, the company sold 27,846 hybrid-electric vehicles. The improvement here is all down to the new RAV4.
Toyota Australia President Matthew Callachor said: "This year, we will further strengthen the appeal of our brand and our line-up with the arrival of Yaris and full-year availability of the new-generation Corolla sedan and the upgraded C-HR. All these models offer hybrid powertrains for the first time.”
"Along with our existing RAV4, Camry and Corolla hatch hybrids, it is clear our target for hybrid sales in 2020, representing around 20 per cent of our total volume, is well within reach.”
In 2019, Toyota sold more passenger cars (59,729), SUVs (80,180) and light-commercial vehicles (65,857) than any other brand. It was also the best-selling brand in every state and territory.
2019 was the 17th consecutive year Toyota has finished at the top of the sales tally.
More: All News