Supply is tight, but the Toyota HiLux maintained its spot atop the Australian sales charts in the first month of 2022.
It was narrowly trailed by the Ford Ranger, which finished second overall on the charts, and the Mitsubishi Triton in fourth overall.
The D-Max was next, followed by the Mazda BT-50 and Nissan Navara. The GWM Cannon was the strongest-selling ute from a challenger brand, trailed by the LDV T60.
Both the T60 and Cannon outsold the Volkswagen Amarok, as VW Australia grapples with tight supply.
One month of sales does not make for a trend, but nevertheless here’s the state of play as we commence another year.
Australian ute (4×4 and 4×2 combined) sales, January 2022
Although it was the strongest-selling ute overall, the HiLux trailed the Ranger when it comes to 4×4 sales.
The Mitsubishi Triton also outsold the HiLux in the more private-buyer-focused 4×4 ute segment, although the HiLux comfortably accounted for the fourth-placed Isuzu D-Max.
Australian ute (4×4) sales, January 2022
|Toyota LandCruiser pickup||713|
|GWM Ute Cannon||229|
The best-selling ute-based four-wheel drive in Australia was the Isuzu MU-X, followed by the Ford Everest.
The Toyota Fortuner was third, ahead of the LDV D90, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, SsangYong Rexton, and now-discontinued Haval H9.
It’s worth noting all were comfortably outsold by the Toyota Prado (2566 sales).
Australian ute-based SUV sales, January 2022