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Top 100 new cars sold in Australia in 2021: From Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger to Mitsubishi's Pajero and Mirage

2021 was another year when the Toyota HiLux won the title of best-selling model.

2021 was a year to remember – or forget – for all of us, but it was also an important 12-month period that saw the Australian new-vehicle market start to bounce back from some serious challenges, of which a few well-documented ones continue to linger.

When 2021 was all said and done, a total of 1,049,831 new vehicles were sold in Australia, representing a strong 14.5 per cent increase over a seriously compromised 2020.

Needless to say, 2021 brought plenty of good news to brands and models that had struggled in previous years, but it also saw others continue their downward trajectory.

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Now, we often look at the Top 10 models (and brands) in our monthly sales reports, but what about the wider field? Well, there are some usual suspects near the top, desperately holding onto their prime positioning.

But there’s also a bunch of new models that entered the Top 100 for the first time in 2021, some of which impressively did so in their debut year. Yep, there are more than few surprises in the following list. Read on. 

The best-selling models of 2021 (1-10)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
1Toyota HiLux52,801+16.9
2Ford Ranger50,279+22.7
3Toyota RAV435,751-7.2
4Toyota Corolla28,768+11.2
5Hyundai i3025,575+23.3
6Isuzu D-Max25,117+66.8
7Mazda CX-524,968+13.6
8Toyota Prado21,299+18.1
9Mitsubishi Triton19,232+6.0
10MG ZS18,423+235.0

Kia Cerato Kia Cerato

The best-selling models of 2021 (11-20)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
11Kia Cerato18,114+3.2
12Mazda BT-5015,662+63.4
13Nissan Navara15,113+31.6
14Mitsubishi ASX14,764+5.0
15Mitsubishi Outlander14,572+21.4
16Toyota LandCruiser wagon14,356-4.8
17Hyundai Tucson14,194-10.1
19Nissan X-Trail13,860-3.0

Mazda CX-30 Mazda CX-30

The best-selling models of 2021 (21-30)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
21Mazda CX-3013,309+47.9
22Toyota Camry13,081-4.7
23Mazda CX-312,873-7.7
24Hyundai Kona12,748+1.9
25Toyota LandCruiser ute12,277+22.0
26Subaru Forester11,810-4.0
27Isuzu MU-X10,618+50.6
28Subaru Outback10,490+117.3
29Toyota HiAce van9726+15.9
30Subaru XV9342+17.6

Toyota Kluger Toyota Kluger

The best-selling models of 2021 (31-40)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
31Toyota Kluger9320+10.9
32Kia Seltos8884-10.9
33Ford Everest8359+39.4
34Kia Sportage7949-17.0
35Toyota Yaris Cross7828+497.1
36Volkswagen Amarok7659+20.7
37Kia Stonic7645N/A
38GWM Ute6906+6335.8
39Honda CR-V6875-27.8
40MG HS6828+162.6

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

The best-selling models of 2021 (41-50)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
41Mitsubishi Pajero Sport6804+13.1
42LDV T606705+20.1
43Mazda CX-96630+1.7
44Kia Picanto6591+69.4
45Toyota C-HR6578-22.6
46Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross6132+35.8
47Mazda CX-86119+63.7
48Volkswagen T-Cross6104+130.7
49Honda HR-V6069-25.8
50Kia Carnival5862+60.6

Hyundai Venue Hyundai Venue

The best-selling models of 2021 (51-60)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
51Hyundai Venue5854+59.2
52Nissan Qashqai5750-18.5
53Audi Q35707+39.5
54Kia Rio5644+14.0
55Kia Sorento5126+12.7
56Volkswagen Polo5125+42.3
57Hyundai Santa Fe5048+9.4
58Volkswagen T-Roc4838+283.7
59Toyota Yaris4495-10.6
60BMW X34242-2.7

Mazda2 Mazda2

The best-selling models of 2021 (61-70)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
62Suzuki Swift4131-4.6
63Haval Jolion4069N/A
64BMW 3 Series3982+16.9
65Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace3966+12.1
66Suzuki Baleno3896+17.1
67Toyota Fortuner3822+32.6
68Ram 15003819+15.8
69Mercedes-Benz A-Class3793-37.3
70Volkswagen Tiguan3772-32.8

Suzuki Vitara Suzuki Vitara

The best-selling models of 2021 (71-80)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
71Suzuki Vitara3745-14.6
72Hyundai Palisade3720+3611.7
73Volvo XC603688+29.0
74Volvo XC403687+14.2
75Subaru Impreza3642+7.4
76Haval H63635+279.8
77Audi Q53604+20.5
78Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon3591+25.8
79Mercedes-Benz GLC wagon3435-23.2
80Suzuki Jimny3350+41.5

Mercedes-Benz GLB Mercedes-Benz GLB

The best-selling models of 2021 (81-90)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
81Mercedes-Benz GLB3345+272.1
82Nissan Patrol3333+18.2
83LDV G103306+103.2
84Ford Puma3218+439.0
85BMW X53173+7.3
86Lexus NX3091-12.1
87Jeep Grand Cherokee3010+4.9
88BMW X12986-2.4
89Honda Civic2950-59.0
90Mercedes-Benz C-Class2832-16.2

Ford Mustang Ford Mustang

The best-selling models of 2021 (91-100)

RankingModelSalesVariance %
91Ford Mustang2827-3.3
92BMW 1 Series2741+18.7
93Mercedes-Benz GLA2624-17.3
94Ford Transit Custom2488+4.6
95Hyundai iLoad2446-37.6
96Toyota HiAce bus2427+19.7
97Nissan Juke2362+125.4
98Porsche Macan2328+7.9
99Mitsubishi Pajero2250-6.2
100Mitsubishi Mirage2198+270.0