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VFACTS: January ute and ute-based SUV sales wrap

Ute sales were once again led by the Toyota HiLux, with the Ford Ranger nipping at its heels. The Isuzu MU-X led the off-road SUV charge.

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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

Toyota HiLux3591
Ford Ranger3245
Mitsubishi Triton2876
Isuzu D-Max1895
Mazda BT-501222
Nissan Navara1179
Toyota LandCruiser pickup713
GWM Ute Cannon261
Volkswagen Amarok245
LDV T60233
Ram 1500161
SsangYong Musso139
Jeep Gladiator115
Chevrolet Silverado103
Ram 250032
Ram 35003

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

Ford Ranger2986
Mitsubishi Triton2604
Toyota HiLux2569
Isuzu D-Max1454
Mazda BT-501047
Nissan Navara 1019
Toyota LandCruiser pickup713
LDV T60233
GWM Ute Cannon229
Ram 1500161
SsangYong Musso139
Jeep Gladiator115
Chevrolet Silverado 103
Ram 250032
Ram 35003

Ute-based SUV sales

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

MORE: VFACTS sales wrap for January 2022

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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