Toyota maintains LCV market dominance in May 2018

Toyota holds off Ford to top LCV sales race...again

2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue

With almost monotonous regularity, Toyota continues top the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales race.

In May 2018 it was the same again, this time Toyota claiming 30% market share with 6,330 sales in the month.

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Helping the Japanese brand to another month of leadership was the ever popular HiLux, though arch-rival, Ford’s Ranger, did come close to knocking the Toyota off top spot in 4×4 ute sales.

As the numbers below show, HiLux 4×4 found 3,185 customers, the Ford offering falling just 9 vehicles short.

While the HiAce remained the biggest-selling van in Australia with 669 deliveries.

Stepping up to the larger vans, those categorized among the heavy-duty vehicles, VFACTS data shows the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with 367 sales was the dominant player, ahead of Fiat Ducato (102), Ford Transit Heavy (88), Iveco Daily (22), Renault Master (128) and Volkswagen Crafter (53).

May 2018 LCV Sales Data – Vans Under 2.5 tonnes:

  • Citroen Berlingo – 19 steady
  • Fiat Doblo – 5 steady
  • Renault Kangoo – 85 (-15.8%)
  • Volkswagen Caddy Van – 262 (+24.2%)

May 2018 LCV Sales Data – Vans 2.5-3.5 tonnes:

  • Ford Transit Custom – 172 (+52.2%)
  • Hyundai iLOAD – 522 (-4.2%)
  • LDV G10 – 106 (+5.0%)
  • LDV V80 – 36 (+50.0%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Vito – 100 (-9.9%)
  • Renault Trafic – 180 (-10.9%)
  • Toyota Hiace Van – 669 (-2.0%)
  • Volkswagen Transporter – 228 (+17.5%)

May 2018 LCV Sales Data – Pick-Up/CC 4×2:

  • Ford Ranger 4X2 – 498 (-27.3%)
  • Great Wall Steed 4X2 – 29 (+16.0%)
  • Holden Colorado 4X2 – 208 (-7.6%)
  • Holden Utility 4X2 – 36 (-89.8%)
  • Isuzu Ute D-Max 4X2 – 452 (-11.4%)
  • LDV T60 4X2 – 1
  • Mazda BT-50 4X2 – 428 (-4.7%)
  • Mercedes-Benz X-Class 4X2 – 1
  • Mitsubishi Triton 4X2 – 243 (-11.6%)
  • Nissan Navara 4X2 – 261 (-14.1%)
  • Toyota Hilux 4X2 – 1,200 (+17.9%)
  • Volkswagen Amarok 4X2 – 26 (-36.6%)

May 2018 LCV Sales Data – Pick-Up/CC 4×4:

  • Ford Ranger 4X4 – 3,176 (-6.1%)
  • Great Wall Steed 4X4 – 51 (+168.4%)
  • Holden Colorado 4X4 – 1,546 (-9.0%)
  • Isuzu Ute D-Max 4X4 – 1,222 (-1.6%)
  • LDV T60 4X4 – 240
  • Mazda BT-50 4X4 – 849 (+22.5%)
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon CC – 1 (-83.3%)
  • Mercedes-Benz X-Class 4X4 – 182
  • Mitsubishi Triton 4X4 – 1,783 (+21.1%)
  • Nissan Navara 4X4 – 841 (-29.6%)
  • RAM Laramie – 17 (-46.9%)
  • Toyota Hilux 4X4 – 3,185 (+1.6%)
  • Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – 1,028 (+24.8%)
  • Volkswagen Amarok 4X4 – 883 (+23.8%)

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