There Can Only Be One Winner!
All the excitement has gone out of the ute sales race with Ford Ranger well and truly trumping all other contenders and solidifying their number one position.
There was a time we looked forward to a heated match between the long-time favourite Toyota Hilux and the rising star Ford Ranger. But those days are behind us with Ford Ranger sales surging ahead in July this year out selling Hilux by almost 2:1 making it the indisputable favourite of ute buyers in New Zealand.
There’s no doubt that Toyota Hilux had a good run with 32 years at the top eventually losing out to Ford Ranger in 2014.
What do people love about the Ford Ranger? The list includes a bigger gruntier engine, newer technology, more power and torque and that aggressive American styling that appeals to many.
Top 10 selling utes in July 2016 were reported by LCV Magazine as follows:
- Ford Ranger – 929 sales
- Toyota Hilux – 486 sales
- Holden Colorado – 305 sales
- Nissan Navara NP300 – 255 sales
- Mitsubishi Triton – 210 sales
- Mazda BT-50 – 209 sales
- Isuzu DMax – 197 sales
- Ssangyong Actyon – 80 sales
- Volkswagen Amarok – 40 sales
- Foton Tunland – 31 sales
We will watch with bated breath to see the impact of the eagerly awaited new Holden Colorado Truck due in September!
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