SALES SUCCESS: i30 sold in record numbers in June, but can it catch Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 for the top prize for 2015?
SALES SUCCESS: i30 sold in record numbers in June, but can it catch Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 for the top prize for 2015? Mark Bramley

Could Hyundai's i30 be our best selling car of 2015?

AUSTRALIA's best selling car for 2015? Look out Toyota Corolla and Mazda3, the Koreans are moving up fast.

Latest figures show Hyundai's i30 outsold ever other car model in Australia for the month of June, shifting 5521 of the small hatchbacks, trumping each of its two closest rivals by around 1400 sales.

The last time Hyundai has topped a monthly sales chart was way back in 1998, while a combined total of over 11,000 sales across all models gave Hyundai its highest ever all-time monthly sales record.

Beside the goal-kicking Series II i30s, Hyundai's ix35 SUV also proved best seller in its segment last month, and year to date is clawing back number one best-seller Mazda CX-5.

With all models considered, Hyundai said it finished June with an 8.7 per cent share of the Australian new car market, indicating what an enduring success story the Korean brand has been over the last few years.

True glory will come should the i30 take out the coveted Australian best-seller for 2015 award, but it still has much work to do.

Toyota's Corolla sits on 21,750 sales, Mazda3 has 20,427 while 15,801 i30s have sold in 2015 thus far.

The Korean would be a long shot for the title, but the Japanese would be wise to look over their shoulders.

CURRENT CHAMP: Mazda3 is our current best seller, but it'll be watching out for Hyundai's i30.
CURRENT CHAMP: Mazda3 is our current best seller, but it'll be watching out for Hyundai's i30.


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