If you are in the market for a new car, then you are aware there is no shortage of information out there. From engine size to number of doors, front wheel drive or all-wheel drive, fuel efficiency or fuel type, there is a lot to choose from.
Gino’s Panel & Paint Director, Basil Scagliotta emphasises that “no matter what your requirements, there is definitely a car out there for you. With more and more types being released each year with more features, a little bit of research goes a long way”
Websites such as Canstar release monthly vehicle data for sales across Australia, which allows for an accurate depiction of the most popular cars in Australia.
Australia’s Top 10 Cars:
To assist with your research on new cars, here are the 10 most popular cars in Australia from 2017 and some of their features:
1. Toyota Hilux
The Hilux sits at the top of the rankings, and has long been a favourite in the Australian market. The car boasts off-road expertise while having all the features that you’d want for a family car or a work vehicle. Advanced technology features, quietness and ride quality are some of the most promoted features.
2. Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger delivers a bold front end and an interior packed with innovative features. The Ford Ranger has exceptional safety credentials and a range of cab styles. There’s a Ranger to suit your needs whether it is a work or family vehicle.
The Toyota Corolla has been a mainstay in Australian families for years. As a small car, its key features include its low running and maintenance costs, plus its sporty and agile drive capabilities.
4. Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 has a design philosophy that perfectly captures the essence of power and sophistication, Mazda3 is the ideal choice for those looking to experience the true meaning of style. The 2017 model‘s new centre console is a central feature, offering storage space and a redesigned steering wheel and control buttons designed to improve the driving experience.
5. Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 has jumped up the rankings compared to last year and is taking SUV driving to a new level. Its active driving display pop-up is a stellar feature in this vehicle, showing your speed, recognising traffic signs, and displaying navigation information right in your line of sight.
6. Hyundai i30
The i30 has become a favourite among small car drivers in Australia in the last few years. For the device-obsessed individual, the new i30 model features wireless charging compatible with Qi-enabled smartphones. This car is also fitted out with an impressive 8-inch touchscreen.
The Hyundai Tucson is a landmark medium SUV. It is considered one of the smoothest and quietest medium SUV to drive, with a superbly roomy and comfortable cabin.
The Toyota Landcruiser is an outback option for off-roaders, which now includes modern features such as improved fuel efficiency and accessories such as the Toyota Genuine Bull Bar.
9. Toyota RAV4
A compact SUV, the Toyota RAV4, comes with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, with the ability to add a roof rack to make that weekend trip a little more spacious. It also has a surprisingly good fuel efficiency for an SUV.
10. Mitsubishi ASX
Sales of the Mitsubishi ASX are up 27.3% from 2017. If you need to get somewhere, the ASX can get you there in style and comfort, featuring a roomy cabin. The technology features match the modern driver, with touchscreen and phone compatibility.
So, whether you are searching for a large off-road car, or a small car for your family, this list would be a good place to start to better understand the options that are out there and that have been well tested by the people of Australia.