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VFACTS August 2018: Hilux and Ranger remain best-selling 4x4s

By Tristan Tancredi, 06 Sep 2018 News

VFACTS Hilux Ranger best-selling 4x4s news

Nearly 50 per cent of 4x4 ute buyers opt for a Ranger or Hilux.

THE perennial Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger maintain a stranglehold on the 4x4 pick-up/cab-chassis market, posting a 45.1 per cent share of the segment’s sales in August.

The duo shared a 43.3 per cent slice of the segment in July, and, in June, that number was down to 39.3 per cent. The Mitsubishi Triton is the next best-placed 4x4 ute, with 1538 monthly sales and an 11.0 per cent share of the segment.

The Prado is the best-selling vehicle in the Large SUV segment – against the likes of Subaru’s Outback and Toyota’s Kluger – with a 19.6 per cent market share. With 2019 monthly sales, it was an extraordinary month for the Prado, registering a 79.1 per cent increase on July 2018’s figures (1434).

On the 4x4 sales chart, however, it nestles in-between the Ranger and Triton to claim the final spot on the podium.