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We’ve reached the half-way point of the year, breathless and spent after a monster June in which a record 125,680 new vehicles were registered.

This figure, up 6.4 per cent, carried the January-June total to 578,427, which is 3.3 per cent higher than the same time in 2014, and higher even than the previous record set in June 2013 of 573,711 units.

VFACTS data shows that SUVs have been the big drivers of growth in market, with sales there up 13.8 per cent year-to-date (YTD) to 199,671. At the same time, passenger car sales have fallen 3.1 per cent to 260,752. Light commercial vehicles make up 102,684 registrations, up 1.9 per cent, while heavy commercials are up 3.9 per cent to 15,320.

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The overall breakdown of the market is: 45.1 per cent passenger, 34.5 per cent SUV, 17.8 per cent light commercial and 2.6 per cent heavy commercial.

The fastest-growing individual vehicle segments are light vans (up 30.3 per cent to 2267) small SUVs (up 26.6 per cent to 54,674), light buses (up 17.4 per cent to 1605), medium SUVs (up 13.2 per cent to 69,440) and light cars (up 10.8 per cent to 58,424).

Trending downward are micro cars (down 30.9 per cent to 5846), upper large cars (down 29.1 per cent to 1455), large cars (down 13.2 per cent to 21,771) sports cars (down 8.6 per cent to 11,244), small cars (down 6.6 per cent to 120,719, still the biggest-selling segment overall by miles) and 4×4 utes (down 6.1 per cent to 20,938).

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Overall, private vehicle sales are up 4.3 per cent YTD to 316,077, business sales are up 1.6 per cent to 202,237, government sales are up 1.7 per cent to 21,061 and rentals have grown 5.4 per cent to 23,732 (all totals here exclude heavy commercials).

The main source of our cars Japan (169,004, down 0.1 per cent), followed by Thailand (125,921 (up 12.0 per cent), Korea (68,239 (up 3.0 per cent), Australia (45,802, down 10.7 per cent), Germany (45,397, up 5.1 per cent) and the US (30,791, up 22.8 per cent).

Read all about June sales in our detailed breakdown here.

Top 50 best-selling vehicles – January to June 2015

  1. Toyota Corolla — 21,750
  2. Mazda 3 — 20,427
  3. Toyota HiLux 18,781
  4. Holden Commodore sedan/wagon and ute — 16,330
  5. Hyundai i30 — 15,801
  6. Ford Ranger — 14,144
  7. Mitsubishi Triton — 13,709
  8. Mazda CX-5 — 12,489
  9. Volkswagen Golf — 11,829
  10. Toyota Camry — 10,426
  11. Holden Colorado ute — 9657
  12. Hyundai ix35 — 9343
  13. Nissan X-Trail — 9272
  14. Toyota RAV4 — 9160
  15. Holden Captiva 5 and 7 — 8035
  16. Toyota LandCruiser 70 and 200 Series’ — 8002
  17. Holden Cruze — 7974
  18. Toyota Prado — 7862
  19. Mazda 2 — 7692
  20. Toyota Yaris — 7567
  21. Mazda BT-50 — 7090
  22. Isuzu D-Max — 7007
  23. Toyota Kluger — 6780
  24. Hyundai i20 — 6496
  25. Nissan Navara — 6473
  26. Jeep Grand Cherokee — 6441
  27. Suzuki Swift — 6032
  28. Mitsubishi ASX — 5984
  29. Mercedes-Benz C-Class — 5842
  30. Subaru Forester — 5678
  31. Kia Cerato — 5528
  32. Subaru Outback — 5465
  33. Nissan Qasqai — 5294
  34. Honda HR-V — 5191
  35. Honda Jazz — 5139
  36. Mitsubishi Lancer — 4858
  37. Ford Territory — 4760
  38. Volkswagen Polo — 4744
  39. Volkswagen Amarok — 4731
  40. Ford Falcon sedan and ute — 4448
  41. Mitsubishi Outlander — 4431
  42. Honda CR-V — 4337
  43. Jeep Cherokee — 4297
  44. Mazda CX-3 — 4251
  45. Hyundai Accent — 4131
  46. Hyundai Elantra — 4104
  47. Nissan Pulsar — 4101
  48. Ford Focus — 4087
  49. Kia sportage — 4025
  50. Subaru XV — 3985

*Toyota HiAce was 51st, with 3754.

Top 25 best-selling brands – January to June 2015

  1. Toyota — 101,714
  2. Mazda — 56,591
  3. Holden — 51,737
  4. Hyundai — 50,099
  5. Mitsubishi — 35,866
  6. Ford — 34,810
  7. Nissan — 32,950
  8. Volkswagen — 32,020
  9. Subaru — 21,659
  10. Honda — 20,602
  11. Mercedes-Benz — 17,889
  12. Kia — 16,660
  13. Jeep — 14,453
  14. BMW — 12,602
  15. Audi — 11,343
  16. Isuzu Ute — 10,227
  17. Suzuki — 10,068
  18. Renault — 5697
  19. Land Rover — 5353
  20. Lexus — 4453
  21. Fiat — 3108
  22. Peugeot — 2426
  23. Skoda — 2352
  24. Volvo Car — 2288
  25. Porsche — 2070

*Mini on 1671 is 26th

** Truck brands Isuzu (3337) and Hino (2136) technically in top 25

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