January 8, 2013

Oldie continues to be a goodie: Hilux blitzes its newer rivals, yet again

A couple of graphs from the Motor Trade Association show what this item is on about.

Despite brave talk last year, nobody else came close to toppling Toyota's Hilux from its apparently God-given place as our top selling ute. Despite now being the oldest kid on the block, Toyota sold 4182, two tracks and a steep descent ahead of the Ford Ranger's 2815 and Nissan Navara's 2586. This was in a year when a resurgent new vehicle industry topped 100,000 units for only the third time since 1989. Despite a sluggish economy, 100,795 new cars drove from the nation's dealerships along with 16,155 commercials. Toyota was top brand, as noted in a the posting below, followed by Holden and then Ford.

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