VFACTS: January ute and ute-based SUV sales wrap

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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 HiLux 3591
Ford Ranger 3245
Mitsubishi Triton 2876
Isuzu D-Max 1895
Mazda BT-50 1222
Nissan Navara 1179
Toyota LandCruiser pickup 713
GWM Ute Cannon 261
Volkswagen Amarok 245
LDV T60 233
Ram 1500 161
SsangYong Musso 139
Jeep Gladiator 115
Chevrolet Silverado 103
Ram 2500 32
Ram 3500 3

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 Ranger 2986
Mitsubishi Triton 2604
Toyota HiLux 2569
Isuzu D-Max 1454
Mazda BT-50 1047
Nissan Navara 1019
Toyota LandCruiser pickup 713
LDV T60 233
GWM Ute Cannon 229
Ram 1500 161
SsangYong Musso 139
Jeep Gladiator 115
Chevrolet Silverado 103
Ram 2500 32
Ram 3500 3

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

Isuzu MU-X 820
Ford Everest 730
Toyota Fortuner 336
LDV D90 303
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 198
SsangYong Rexton 87
Haval H9 8

MORE: VFACTS sales wrap for January 2022

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