THE Ford Ranger remains the king of the 4x4 hill, with the Blue Oval ute edging out the Hilux and Triton to be the best-selling 4x4 in November 2019.
Managing a total of 3218 sales last month, the Ranger outsold the Hilux by 343 units and the Triton by 423 units.
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Total sales in Australia’s Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment dropped considerably in November this year, when compared to November 2018. Just 19,065 LCV units were sold last month, which is a dramatic 8.8 per cent drop compared to the same month last year. This correlates with the other segments across the board, marking the 20th consecutive month of decreasing sales.
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The chief executive of the FCAI, Tony Weber, said the market is tough at the moment, but he remains optimistic.
“The industry has been looking for a lift for some time now and has activated multiple levers to achieve some stimulation, including incentives, sales and special vehicle editions,” he said. “However, the appetite for new vehicles remains suppressed.”
Weber added that there has never been a better time to purchase a new vehicle.
“With over 60 brands and more than 350 models, the Australian market is one of the most competitive in the world. This is great news for consumers who have an abundance of choice and pricing options when it comes to selecting a new vehicle.
“Now, with the holiday season upon us, is a great time to act,” he said.
On the year-to-date sales charts, the Ranger, Hilux and Triton remain the best-selling 4x4s.
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The Toyota Hilux (4x2/4x4) also remains the best-selling vehicle on the overall monthly charts, shifting a total of 3687 vehicles in November. As always, it’s shadowed by the Ford Ranger (4x2/4x4) which registered 3491 sales for the month. The Triton (4x2/4x4) rounded out the top three, with 3123 total sales.