Toyota HiLux tops the sales charts for the third year in a row as Ford Ranger makes it a ute one-two
Passenger cars are on the wane in Australia and SUVs are an irresistible force in the market.
But the two best-selling models Down Under this year were the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger – both light commercial vehicles … or ‘utes’ in the Aussie vernacular.
VFACTS sales figures for the full year are unavailable until the first week of January, but there’s no chance either pick-up model line will be overtaken for the top two spots in 2018.
And what’s very clear from the list of top 10 sellers in 2018 is the popularity of certain vehicle types. Three are light commercial vehicles of the one-tonne ute variety, four are small cars and three are medium SUVs.
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