HiLux again number one ute in August sales race

Toyota HiLux stays at number one despite Ranger challenge

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Continued dominance in the 4×2 ute sales race has kept the Toyota HiLux on top of the LCV sales charts in August.

The VFACTS data for August was released this afternoon and showed 19,165 light commercial vehicles (LCV) were delivered to Australian customers in the month.

That total was down 1.9% on the same month last year, however despite the slow down LCV sales still remain ahead by 2.3% compared to the first eight months of 2017.

Toyota was again the dominant player in the LCV market in August with 5,905 sales chewing up 30.8% of the total market.

The Japanese brand finishing ahead of Ford (3,694/19.3%), Mitsubishi (1,752/9.1%), Isuzu Ute (1,461/7.6%), Holden (1,443/7.5%) and Mazda (1,334/7.0%).

The big mover in the market in August though was LDV, the Chinese-owned brand delivering 457 LCVs in the month – a better than 300% improvement on the same month last year.

While Toyota’s HiAce remained Australia’s best-selling van in August.

Once again, demand for 4×2 utes was down with the market shrinking 15.9%, van and cab chassis offerings in the 2.5t to 3.5t category also fell back 6.7%.

August 2018 Ute Sales Data 4×2/4×4 Combined:

August 2018 4×2 Ute Sales Data:

  • Ford Ranger 4X2 – 432 (-17.1%)
  • Great Wall Steed 4X2 – 27 (+42.1%)
  • Holden Colorado 4X2 – 170 (no change)
  • Holden Utility 4X2 – 4 (-99.1%)
  • Isuzu Ute D-Max 4X2 – 428 (+8.9%)
  • Mazda BT-50 4X2 – 448 (+7.2%)
  • Mitsubishi Triton 4X2 – 214 (-32.5%)
  • Nissan Navara 4X2 – 296 (+3.9%)
  • Toyota Hilux 4X2 – 1,068 (-2.6%)
  • Volkswagen Amarok 4X2 – 25 (-13.8%)

August 2018 4×4 Ute Sales Data:

  • Ford Ranger 4X4 – 3,083 (+0.5%)
  • Great Wall Steed 4X4 – 44 (+340.0%)
  • Holden Colorado 4X4 – 1,269 (-16.7%)
  • Isuzu Ute D-Max 4X4 – 1,033 (+1.5%)
  • LDV T60 4X4 – 318
  • Mazda BT-50 4X4 – 886 (+34.0%)
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon CC – 30 (+15.4%)
  • Mercedes-Benz X-Class 4X4 – 112
  • Mitsubishi Triton 4X4 – 1,538 (-7.0%)
  • Nissan Navara 4X4 – 817 (-7.3%)
  • RAM 1500 Laramie – 47
  • RAM 2500/3500 Laramie – 32 (+6.7%)
  • Toyota Hilux 4X4 – 3,207 (+0.5%)
  • Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – 889 (+12.1%)
  • Volkswagen Amarok 4X4 – 636 (-16.0%)

August 2018 Van Sales Data (under 2.5t):

August 2018 Van Sales Data (2.5t-3.5t):

  • Ford Transit Custom – 178 (+3.5%)
  • Hyundai iLOAD – 329 (-15.9%)
  • LDV G10 – 113 (+66.2%)
  • LDV V80 – 26 (-3.7%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Vito – 101 (+1.0%)
  • Renault Trafic – 136 (-26.1%)
  • Toyota Hiace Van – 517 (-16.2%)
  • Volkswagen Transporter – 185 (+33.1%)

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