Australia’s best-selling hybrids halfway through 2024

Posted on July 4, 2024Comments Off on Australia’s best-selling hybrids halfway through 2024

We’re halfway through 2024, and there are no signs the Toyota RAV4 will lose its title as Australia’s favourite hybrid.

A total of 23,935 RAV4 Hybrids were sold during the first half of this year, accounting for 94.2 per cent of total RAV4 sales.

It comes as no surprise, then, that Toyota recently decided to axe petrol-only RAV4 models in Australia.

It’s done the same for all vehicles that have a hybrid available in their lineup locally, and with some of the take rates for hybrid powertrains within its lineup it’s not hard to see why.

Just over 95 per cent of Camrys sold in Australia in the first half of this year were hybrids, along with 72.5 per cent of Corollas and 85.8 per cent of Corolla Cross SUVs.

Australia’s six best-selling hybrids are all Toyotas, with the top 10 rounded out by the Nissan X-Trail, GWM Haval H6, GWM Haval Jolion and Hyundai Kona.

Hybrids accounted for 81,613 of total new car sales in the first half of this year, outpacing electric vehicles (EVs) of which 50,219 examples were sold.

Toyota’s hybrids alone accounted for 56,024 sales in total – more than the whole lineup of Ford and Mazda.

In the table below, we’ve listed the total sales figures of every hybrid vehicle on sale in Australia, excluding plug-in hybrids, which we’ll cover in a separate article.

We’ve also included the total sales figures for each respective model line, and calculated the percentage hybrids account for of total sales.

You’ll note some vehicles have extremely low take rates for hybrids, like the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Carnival and MG 3. However, these models only recently received hybrid options, so we expect these take rates to be much higher in six months’ time.

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