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One other report month for Toyota HiLux, regardless of wait instances


It’s not the most recent ute on the block – that may be the Ford Ranger – but the venerable Toyota HiLux simply broke its second successive month-to-month gross sales report.

The HiLux was Australia’s top-selling car in July with 6441 gross sales, up 40 per cent over July 2021. This consequence follows a report June through which the HiLux managed 7582 gross sales – its finest single month-to-month tally ever

A substantial amount of these have been deliveries to prospects who’d been ready fairly a while, with sellers reporting typical wait instances on high-demand grades of HiLux of round 6-12 months.

This era is shorter than numerous different Toyotas, led by the LandCruiser 70 for which orders are paused, and the top-selling RAV4 Hybrid.

HiLux gross sales thus far this 12 months sit at 38,412 (up 17.5 per cent year-on-year) in comparison with 22,728 for the Ford Ranger. Of this HiLux tally, 28,693 are the costlier 4×4 variations.  

This YTD development determine suggests present shortages – so far as Toyota is worried anyway – are as a lot a results of demand spikes, as they’re provide snags.

The brand new Ranger is simply approaching stream now, though Ford launched holding shut to twenty,000 orders and claimed to be bringing 10,000 items to sellers throughout July and August.

Ford ended up promoting 2934 new and runout Rangers in July, although it was nonetheless sturdy sufficient to be the market’s number-two car total, whereas outgunning the rival Isuzu D-Max (1930) and Mitsubishi Triton (1879) as effectively.

We’re anticipating huge, huge Ranger tallies in August and September.

Whereas the HiLux is beginning to look very dated subsequent to the Ranger – not that it’s hurting reputation but – Toyota has promised some updates earlier than the top of 2022 in a bid to take care of the craze.

It’s giving the Australian-developed HiLux Rogue flagship a serious makeover, giving it a meaner look, wider monitor and peak, revised suspension, and upgraded brakes. It’s additionally planning on some minor characteristic enhancements for the SR and big-selling SR5. 

Of maybe probably the most curiosity, Toyota Australia will axe the HiLux Rugged X flagship and change it with a brand new “apex off-road variant” – clearly with one eye on Ford’s hot-selling new Ranger Raptor which has 4000 pre-orders and counting.

With out confirming a lot in the way in which of element, the unnamed HiLux halo will likely be designed and suitably modified by Toyota Australia at its Melbourne Product Centre – as was the case with the Rugged X, and the upgraded Rogue spinoff.

Ute gross sales for January to July 2022




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