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by David Zalstein

The Toyota HiLux has continued its domination of Australia’s pick-up/cab-chassis segment in August, claiming the title of the top-selling vehicle in its class and overall for the fifth consecutive month.

The Toyota HiLux took top spot with 4010 units sold, ahead of the Nissan Navara (2017) and Ford Ranger (1629).

The Holden Colorado (1581) had a stellar month, rising to fourth spot on the back of a 118.9 per cent sales increase, clearing the Mitsubishi Triton (1400) and Mazda BT-50 (1003).

Holden Colorado

Despite growth for the segment reaching 34.9 per cent in August, the seventh-placed Holden Utility (778) and fellow local workhorse the Ford Falcon Ute (536) struggled with 21.2 per cent and 9.6 per cent losses respectively.

The eighth-placed Volkswagen Amarok (750) enjoyed the best growth growth (up 416.5 per cent) and finished in front of the Isuzu D-Max (741), with the Toyota LandCruiser pick-up/cab-chassis (650) rounding out the top 10.

Volkswagen Amarok

With year to date sales figures of 27,585 vehicles, the Toyota HiLux looks likely to become the first commercial vehicle to be crowned Australia’s most popular vehicle, dethroning the Mazda3 which sits only 573 units ahead at 28,158 vehicles.

Top 10 Best-selling Utes – August 2012

1. Toyota HiLux – 4010
2. Nissan Navara – 2017
3. Ford Ranger – 1629
4. Holden Colorado – 1581
5. Mitsubishi Triton – 1400
6. Mazda BT-50 – 1003
7. Holden Utility – 778
8. Volkswagen Amarok – 750
9. Isuzu D-Max – 741
10. Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – 650

Top 10 Best-selling Utes – 2012 to date

1. Toyota HiLux – 27,585
2. Nissan Navara – 17,361
3. Mitsubishi Triton – 11,988
4. Ford Ranger – 10,345
5. Mazda BT-50 – 7883
6. Holden Colorado – 5811
7. Holden Utility – 5474
8. Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – 5450
9. Great Wall V200/V240 – 5386
10. Isuzu D-Max – 5076

Top 10 Utes for growth – August 2012

1. Volkswagen Amarok – +416.5
2. Nissan Navara – +129.7
3. Holden Colorado – +118.9
4. Toyota HiLux – +70.8
5. Isuzu D-Max – +52.8
6. Mazda BT-50 – +43.9
7. Ford Ranger – +30.6
8. Mitsubishi Triton – +0.2
9. Nissan Patrol PU/CC – -7.5
10. Toyota Landcruiser PU/CC – -8.6




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