AUSTRALIA’S BEST-SELLING CAR IS A TOYOTA HYBRID

Toyota has made automotive history in Australia with its hybrid RAV4 SUV topping the local industry sales chart in August.…

Toyota has made automotive history in Australia with its hybrid RAV4 SUV topping the local industry sales chart in August.
RAV4, which is also sold with petrol versions, has led the market for the past two months – the first SUV to become the country’s best-selling vehicle.
But sales of 4,405 hybrid RAV4 variants in August mark the first time that the hybrid-powered version of any model has outsold every other vehicle available in Australia.
RAV4’s hybrid tally for the month was 1,470 ahead of the industry’s second-best seller.
As a result, hybrid sales represented a record 91.3 per cent of total RAV4 sales in August, with dealers also retailing 420 petrol variants, for a total of 4,825 vehicles.
RAV4 lifted Toyota’s overall hybrid tally in August to 6,142 cars – or 49.3 per cent of the company’s total deliveries to customers.
This means Toyota has also set a record for annual hybrid sales, reaching 33,462 vehicles to the end of August or 26.6 per cent of the brand’s total sales. The previous full-year record was 27,846 hybrid vehicles sold by Toyota last year.