In June, Ford sold 4236 Rangers and Toyota sold 4032 Hiluxes; but, in July, more Hiluxes (2660) left the showroom floor (versus 2600 Rangers).
The Prado remains the best-selling 4x4 wagon and slots in at number three on the charts, posting 1434 sales for July.
A total of 75 X-Class 4x4 utes found new homes last month, taking the overall number of Mercs sold since arrival to 797 (a 0.8 per cent share of the PU/CC 4x4 market).
Despite a 7.8 per cent decline of overall new-car sales in Australia, compared to July 2017 – passenger car sales fell 20.2 per cent and SUV sales fell 1.0 per cent – the LCV market posted positive results … just. A 0.1 per cent gain was registered for the Light Commercial segment. More specifically, 4x4 pick-up sales were up 6.4 per cent and upper large SUVs were up 4.1 per cent.
Total new-car sales so far in 2018 have reached 691,073, which is 0.2 per cent below the same year-to-date result for 2017. Of that number, 139,930 vehicles have been LCVs.