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Top 5 best-selling utes of September 2017

By Ryan Lewis, 04 Oct 2017 Car News

Top 5 best-selling utes of September 2017

One-tonne utes retain title as Australia’s favourite car in September

Sales of 4x4 utes continued to boom last month, showing defiant growth in a period of declining overall vehicle sales compared with this time last year.

New car sales data released today shows an 11 percent increase in sales of pick-up and cab-chassis 4x4 utes during September 2016, bucking the trend of slowing sales for the industry as a whole, which is down 2.4 percent year-on-year to 100,200 vehicles.

Australia’s two best-selling vehicles overall were the Ford Ranger (4318) and Toyota Hilux (3822). Diesel engines are by far the most popular in the light commercial market, with a 10.5 percent lift in uptake last month to both private and business customers.

Here’s how the top selling utes stack up overall, and also how each performs when separated into 4x4 and 4x2 variants.

TOP 5 BEST-SELLING UTES OVERALL

Ford tops not only the best-selling utes table, but the overall new vehicle sales charts for September with its dominant Ranger. Hilux still leads the Ranger for year-to-date sales in 2017 so far, but this intriguing battle between Ford and Toyota will go right down to the wire.

Top 5 utes September 2017

  1. Ford Ranger – 4318
  2. Toyota Hilux – 3822
  3. Mitsubishi Triton – 1732
  4. Isuzu D-Max – 1470
  5. Holden Colorado – 1039

Top 5 utes 2017 (to September)

  1. Toyota Hilux – 35,229
  2. Ford Ranger – 32,620
  3. Mitsubishi Triton – 17,351
  4. Holden Colorado – 14,869
  5. Isuzu D-Max – 12,469

TOP 5 BEST-SELLING 4x4 UTES

Ford asserted dominance in 4x4 sales to stretch its lead over the Hilux by another 862 units in September and put it 1987 in front year-to-date.

Top 5 4x4 September 2017

  1. Ford Ranger – 3769
  2. Toyota Hilux – 2907
  3. Mitsubishi Triton – 1532
  4. Isuzu D-Max – 1076
  5. Holden Colorado – 910

Top 5 4x4 2017 (to September)

  1. Ford Ranger – 28,026
  2. Toyota Hilux – 26,039
  3. Mitsubishi Triton – 14,827
  4. Holden Colorado – 13,142
  5. Nissan Navara - 9867

BEST SELLING 4x2 UTES

Toyota leads the way in rear-drive ute sales, with the largest volume for September and almost 30 percent market share for its 4x2 Hilux year-to-date putting daylight between it and the Ford Ranger in second.

Top 5 4x2 September 2017

  1. Toyota Hilux – 915
  2. Ford Ranger – 549
  3. Mazda BT-50 - 520
  4. Holden Commodore Ute – 437
  5. Isuzu D-Max – 394

Top 5 4x2 2017 (to September)

  1. Toyota Hilux – 9190
  2. Ford Ranger – 4594
  3. Mazda BT-50 – 4009
  4. Isuzu D-Max – 3394
  5. Holden Commodore Ute – 3062