THE Ford Ranger has topped the June 4x4 sales charts, shifting 3477 units nationwide (VFACTS).
Despite selling more rigs than last month, Toyota’s Hilux slipped to second place with 3385 units finding new owners.
This puts the Ranger (15,266) just behind the Hilux (15,484) on year-to-date sales.
However, the biggest mover of the month came from Mitsubishi’s garage. The Triton 4x4 sold 2533 units to move it into third spot on the monthly 4x4 sales charts, leapfrogging Holden’s Colorado (2302) and Nissan’s Navara (1319).
The June result tops off a stellar first half of the year for Mitsubishi, with the Japanese manufacturer crushing its all-time SUV and LCV sales record.
MMA’s executive director of marketing Tony Principe said: “The LCV and SUV market continues to perform above the total market average and we’re pleased to see Mitsubishi achieve record sales in these areas.”
Mazda’s BT-50, Isuzu’s D-Max, Toyota’s Prado and Volkswagen’s Amarok all saw healthy sales growth, while the Nissan Navara and Toyota LandCruiser wagon were the only vehicles in the top 10 that fared worse than last month.
Things are also looking tip-top in the overall market, with sales of LCVs – particularly 4x4 pick-ups and cab-chassis variants – increasing 5.9 per cent on June 2015. SUVs continue to drive out the door, with an 8.9 per cent year-on-year sales jump.
It appears more and more people are realising there’s plenty of fun to be had in a 4x4!
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