VFACTS: The best and worst-selling SUVs of 2021

Here are the best and worst-selling models from each SUV segment last year.

Australians continued to treat themselves to a record number of SUVs, as passenger cars once again fell by the wayside.

There are more than two dozen choices across the SUV classes – of all shapes and sizes – showing that there’s plenty of room for niches within niches. SUVs clearly demonstrate the diversity in the new-car market.

Before we go into our list of ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ across the key SUV classes last year, it’s worth noting the semiconductor shortage has affected all brands in different ways, and weak sales figures may not reflect true demand if there is a long list of back-orders.

We also excluded from this list vehicles that were discontinued last year.

With that in mind, here are the most popular and least popular SUVs from each segment (excluding upper large), as defined by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) in 2021.

To see the best- and worst-selling ute-derived four-wheel-drive wagons in Australia in 2021, click here.

For the best- and worst-selling passenger cars in Australia in 2021, click here.


SUV Light

Best seller – 2022 Mazda CX-3

  • 12,873 vehicles sold in 2021. Down 7.7 per cent year on year.
  • 24.9 per cent segment share.

Last place – 2022 Renault Captur

  • 533 vehicles sold in 2021. Up >999 per cent year on year.
  • 1.0 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 Renault Captur Zen.

SUV Small under $40,000

Best seller – 2022 MG ZS

  • 18,423 vehicles sold in 2021. Up 235.3 per cent year on year.
  • 14.9 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 MG ZST.

Last place – 2022 Suzuki S-Cross


SUV Small over $40,000

Best seller – 2022 Audi Q3

  • 5707 vehicles sold in 2021. Up 39.5 per cent year on year.
  • 27.2 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 Audi Q3 40 TFSI.

Last place – 2022 Jaguar E-Pace


SUV Medium under $60,000

Best seller – 2022 Toyota RAV4

  • 35,751 vehicles sold in 2021. Down 7.2 per cent year on year.
  • 23.6 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Last place – 2022 Peugeot 5008

  • 189 vehicles sold in 2021. Down 21.9 per cent year on year.
  • 0.1 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 Peugeot 5008 GT.

SUV Medium over $60,000

Best seller – 2022 BMW X3

  • 4242 vehicles sold in 2021. Down 2.7 per cent year on year.
  • 14.9 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i.

Last place – 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


SUV Large under $70,000

Best seller – 2022 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

Last place – 2022 LDV D90

  • 1576 vehicles sold in 2021. Up 120.4 per cent year on year.
  • 1.4 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 LDV D90.

SUV Large Over $70,000

Best seller – 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE (Wagon body)

  • 3591 vehicles sold in 2021. Up 25.8 per cent year on year.
  • 17.5 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450.

Last place – 2022 Jaguar I-Pace

  • 44 vehicles sold in 2021. Down 37.1 per cent year on year.
  • 0.2 per cent segment share.
  • Drive variant pick: 2022 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S.

The post VFACTS: The best and worst-selling SUVs of 2021 appeared first on Drive.

Drive Read More