Toyota Hilux overtakes Ford Ranger on the monthly 4x4 sales charts

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THE Toyota Hilux has bucked the monthly 4x4 sales trend by knocking the Ranger from the throne it has occupied since January, 2017.

The last time the Hilux was atop the monthly 4x4 sales charts was in December, 2016, highlighting the dominance the all-new Ranger has had on the 4x4 market.

With five months left, there’s plenty of time left for the Hilux to reclaim top spot in the year-to-date race (it trails the Ranger 4x4 in YTD sales by 1248 units).

Ford Ranger Wildtrak UteThe Mitsubishi Triton has solidified its position on the 4x4 sales chart podium and remains the third best-selling 4x4 on the market, a position it has held for two consecutive months. While the Toyota Prado and Holden Colorado round out the top five.

According to the VFACTS report, the 4x4 LCV market was up 2.2 per cent compared to July 2016, while overall LCV sales have shown a 4.8 per cent year-to-date increase.

Mitsubishi Triton UteOverall, it seems Australians can’t get enough fresh metal, with July 2017 the third successive month of record gains. And the July result means the industry is on track for another record-breaking year.

Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, said: “This July figure demonstrates the industry’s ability to deliver products which are not only good value, but cater specifically for the changing needs of Australian customers.”

On the overall market, the Toyota Hilux (4x4 and 4x2) was the best-selling vehicle in July with 3742 sales. This was followed by the Corolla (3208), Ranger (4x4 and 4x2; 3076), Mazda3 (2466) and Camry (2385).

 

4X4

JULY 17

JUNE 17

YTD

1

Toyota Hilux

2802

3938

19,942

2

Ford Ranger

2627

4449

21,190

3

Mitsubishi Triton

1324

2657

11,642

4

Toyota Prado

1217

1971

9874

5

Holden Colorado

1105

2180

10,708

6

Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon  

1041

1255

7492

7

Isuzu D-MAX

854

1743

6981

8

Nissan Navara

725

1934

8098

9

Mazda BT-50

707

1124

5453

10

Toyota Land Cruiser PU/CC   

672

915

4814

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