The figures are in and Australia’s best selling car for April didn’t have a Holden or Ford badge – and it wasn’t a Corolla.
The Toyota HiLux instead reigned supreme, with sales of 3814 vehicles, up 27.1 per cent on April 2007.
Despite our love for the iconic Australian ute, this is the first time one has ever topped the monthly sales chart, just ahead of the Corolla with 3722 sales in second place.
April has been a record month overall for Toyota, with sales of 20,838 vehicles – more than doubling the sales of its nearest competitor.
Toyota also achieved the top four positions in the SUV market with the Kluger (1268), RAV (1191), Prado (1157) and LandCruiser 200 Series wagon (1124).