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The all-conquering Toyota HiLux has yet again led the way for ute sales in February, in a month that saw four commercial vehicles make it into the top seven highest selling cars list.

While the gap from the Toyota HiLux (3319) to the second-placed Nissan Navara (2645) is close (674 vehicles), the distance between the Nissan and the Mitsubishi Triton (2335) in third position is far closer at (310 vehicles).

Nissan Navara

The Navara’s solid month has helped the Japanese brand reach its 10th-consecutive record sales month and boost its numbers enough to successfully move Holden out of one of the top three spots in Australia’s new car sales for the first time in recent history.

The Ford Ranger (1739) has a strong grasp of fourth position ahead of the Mazda BT-50 (1342), while also winning the year to date growth stakes in a flow-on effect related to supply shortages following the 2011 Thailand floods. Both the Ranger and the sixth-placed Holden Colorado (1164) are proving significantly more popular than both brands’ historic trade models, the 10th-placed Holden Commodore ute (442) and 12th-place finishing Ford Falcon ute (326).

Ford Ranger

While the Isuzu D-Max (801), Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC (731) and Great Wall V200/V240 all made this month’s top 10, the Volkswagen Amarok (371), Nissan Patrol PU/CC (108) and Ssangyong Actyon Sports with its 51 units sold, missed the cut.

The segment’s popularity among consumers was highlighted by 4×4 sales growing 53.2 per cent on last year and 4×2 utes following the trend, increasing by 18.1 per cent.

Top 10 Best-selling Utes – February 2013

1. Toyota HiLux – 3319 (+46 per cent)
2. Nissan Navara – 2645 (+31 per cent)
3. Mitsubishi Triton – 2335 (+72 per cent)
4. Ford Ranger – 1739 (+193 per cent)
5. Mazda BT-50 – 1342 (+25 per cent)
6. Holden Colorado – 1164 (+131per cent)
7. Isuzu D-Max – 801 (+25 per cent)
8. Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – 731 (-5 per cent)
9. Great Wall V200/V240 – 477 (-36 per cent)
10. Holden Commodore Ute – 442 (-27 per cent)

Top 10 Best-selling Utes – 2013 to date

1. Toyota HiLux – 6066 (+81 per cent)
2. Nissan Navara – 5119 (+41 per cent)
3. Mitsubishi Triton – 3507 (+43 per cent)
4. Ford Ranger – 3188 (+125 per cent)
5. Holden Colorado – 2582 (+117 per cent)
6. Mazda BT-50 – 2418 (+48 per cent)
7. Isuzu D-Max – 1461 (+45 per cent)
8. Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – 1292 (-8 per cent)
9. Holden Commodore Ute – 1020 (-5 per cent)
10. Great Wall V200/V240 – 978 (-31 per cent)